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Information for Florence Irene Parker Combs
4 August, 1906 – 9 August, 1994
From the Idaho Press Tribune
11 August 1994      

Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth


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Florence Combs

      Florence Irene Parker Combs, 88, of Nampa, died Tuesday, August 9, 1994, in the Caldwell hospital.  Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 12, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, with Pastor William Garrett of the First Christian Church, Nampa, presiding.  Arrangements are under the direction of Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
      Mrs. Combs was born August 4, 1994, 1906, at Catesby, Okla., a daughter of Franklin Forest and Edna S. Fuller Parker.  At age eleven, she moved with her family to Hominy, Okla., where she continued her education, graduating from Hominy High School in May, 1925.  She entered nurses’ training later in 1925 in Tulsa, Okla.  She married Watie O. Combs March 6, 1927, in Hominy.  She worked as an LPN at St. Francis’ Hospital in Tulsa for several years.  After she and her husband retired, they moved to Nampa in the fall of 1947 where their son and her other family members lived.  Mr. Combs died June 5, 1982.
      She was a member of the First Christian Church, Nampa.
      Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Watie F. and Deanna Combs of Kennewick, Wash.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Forest and Iris Parker of Homedale and Harry and Dorothy Parker of Nampa; a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine “Kay” and George F. Newland of Nampa; two granddaughters and their husbands, Sandra and Otis Applegarth of Caldwell and Tara and Dan Viens of Kennewick; four step-grandchildren, Melinda Cairl, Nancy Luthy, Janis Bergquist and Jake D. Ellis; three great-grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      She was also preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one nephew.

      Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 619 12th Ave. S. Nampa, 83651; or flowers may be sent




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