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