Services for Lurous
Cox Blake, 69, of Meridian, who died Sunday, Dec. 21, in a
Boise hospital of natural causes, will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the Meridian First Ward Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints Chapel, Cherry Lane and West 2nd Street,
Bishop Jerry Christian of the Meridian First Ward LDS
Church will officiate, under the direction of the Relyea
Funeral Chapel, Boise. Burial will follow in Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. Blake was born April 14, 1917, at Hinckley, Utah,
to James and Clarissa Blake. He graduated from Snow
College and Utah Agriculture College at Logan, Utah. He
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1941 and served four and a
He married La Dera Morgan Nov. 2, 1943, in Salt Lake
City LDS Temple. Following his discharge from the Air
Force, they moved to Salmon where they lived for nine years
and operated Blake's Market. They moved to the Boise
Valley in 1955 and he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad
and also served as a postal clerk in the Nampa Post Office for
25 years, retiring in 1978.
He was an Eagle Scout and was active in the LDS Church,
spending over 40 years as a ward and stake clerk.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed painting.
He is survived by his wife of Meridian; a son and
daughter-in-law, Kim and Sheryl Blake of Lindon, Utah; a
daughter, Rosann Taylor of San Jose Calif.; a daughter and
son-in-law, Ann and Larry Crandall of Boise; and 13
He was preceded in death by a sister.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at the Relyea
Chapel, 318 N. Latah, Boise, and Wednesday one hour prior to
services at the Meridian First Ward LDS Chapel.