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Information for Gladys Baker Smith Bachman
20 September, 1914 - 6 December, 1994
From the Idaho Press Tribune,
dated 9 December, 1994
Contributed by
Delilah Barnard

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Gladys Bachman

    Gladys Baker Smith Bachman, 80, a homemaker of Fruitland and formerly of Oreana, died Tuesday, December 6, 1994, at a Payette care center of natural causes.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, December 13, 1994, at the Parma Cemetery. The Reverend Earl Traughber will officiate.
     Gladys was born Sept. 20, 1914, at Seward, Nebraska, to Art and Carrie Baker.  She married Frank T. Smith on October 6, 1931, at Nebraska.  They came to Idaho to farm and raise their 7 children.  Frank died in December 1955.
     She married James Bachman June 9, 1980.  They made their home in Oreana, Idaho, until Jim's death in August 1993.  Gladys moved to the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Verleen and Clarence Cable of Fruitland at that time.
     Gladys enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking, her large family gatherings, and playing bingo.
     Survivors include her children;  a son, Roy and wife Sue Smith of Hermiston, a daughter, Naomi and husband Don Fritts of Hermiston, a son, Delmer and wife Rhoda Smith of Fruitland, a daughter, Verleen and husband Clarence Cable of Fruitland, a daughter, Peggy and husband Clarence Theil of Melba, a son, Terry and wife Teresa Smith of Nampa; one brother, Melvin Baker of Nampa; one sister, Jean Davis of Ontario; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Smith; husband James Bachman; one son, Duane Smith; two brothers, Alec Baker and Jim Baker, and one sister, Alice Armstrong.
     Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m., Sunday at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

     Memorials may be made to Mercy House, care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661.