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Information for Eva Skeen Coleman
17 September, 1889  12 July, 1981
From The Idaho Statesman
16 July, 1981
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Eva Coleman

     MELBA - Services for Eva Coleman, 91, Melba, who died Friday in a Caldwell hospital, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, by Bishop Conrad G. Zeyer of Melba Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Interment will follow in Melba Cemetery.
     She was born Sept. 17, 1889, in Nocona, Texas, to J.B. and Miley Ataway Skeen.  At age 14, she moved with her family to Chester.  They later moved to the Victory community near Meridian.  She married Jim Coleman on Dec. 25, 1910, in Meridian.  In 1915, they moved to Melba valley, taking up government land under the Boise Project Control, and farmed.  He died in 1965.  She later moved to Melba.
     Survivors include a son, Lloyd of Melba; a daughter, Ella Malmberg of Marsing; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sons, four brothers and two sisters.
     Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
     Pallbearers will be Robert, Robie, Larry and Gary Malmberg, and James and Lynn Coleman.