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Information for Edith May Egan Fewkes

5 March, 1901 - 29 May, 1985

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

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Edith Fewkes

    Services for Edith May Fewkes, 84, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, May 29 at her home, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Monday at the Nampa 11th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Thomas Deppe officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services and interment are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    She was born March 5, 1901, at Basin, Cassia County to Hyrum and Mary Kidd Egan.  At a young age she and her family moved to Burley where they homesteaded.  She married Curtis Freeman Fewkes on March 19, 1919, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.  In the fall of 1919 they moved to the Boise Valley where they started farming.  In 1923 they traded for property in Long Valley where they started ranching.  They returned to the Boise Valley in 1932.  They later purchased a farm on Karcher Road where they farmed until 1968.  They had resided in Nampa since.  Her husband died March 14, 1985.
    She was a member of the Nampa 11th Ward LDS Church.  She had been a long time secretary for the Relief Society and Sunday School.  She was also a Visiting teacher, involved in the Young Womens Program and sang in the choir.  She was also a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the War Eagle Barracks #459 Veterans of World War II Auxilary.
    She is survived by one son, Warren Fewkes and his wife June of Fruitland, two brothers, Alvin Egan of Vancouver, Wash. and Troy Egan of Burley; one sister, Lucy Stocking of Carey; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, one sister and three brothers.
    Friends may call at Alsip Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Monday at the Nampa 11th Ward from 9 a.m to 9:45 a.m.

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