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Information for Lola Catherine Weeks Burns
12 September, 1909 – 17 November, 1994
From the Idaho Press Tribune
November 1994

Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth



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Lola Burns

     Lola W. Burns, 85, of Caldwell, died Monday, November 14, 1994, at the Caldwell hospital.  Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 616 Dearborn, Caldwell.  Rev. Enrique Terriquez will officiate.  She will rest in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Lola was born Lola Catherine Weeks on September 12, 1909, in Boise, Idaho, to Joseph Waldo and Martha Belle Keith Weeks.  She was raised and educated in Wilder, Idaho.  Upon graduating from Wilder High School, she attended the College of
Idaho for one Year and then entered St. Luke’s Nursing School, graduating as a R.N.
     In 1935 she married Randal J. Burns in her parents’ home in Nampa and from that time until now made her home in Caldwell.  Mr. Burns was owner of Burns Chevrolet Co. and a partner in the B & M Equipment Co.  Randal passed away in 1971.
     Lola loved to play golf, was an avid bridge player and did outstanding needlepoint.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Parish and was a Past President of the Catholic Women’s League.
     She is survived by her son, Joseph S. Burns and his wife Jane of New Canaan, Conn., and their children, Stewart, Randal, and Spencer; one daughter, Catherine Hoadley and her husband Fredrick of Caldwell and their children Scott and Jaime Hoadley, Patrick and Bobbi, Geoffrey and his friend Rhonda Norris, (who was also Lola’s nurse), Gregory and Jacqueline, Catherine Ann and her friend Rob Doyle; Lola’s grandchildren of her late son, Dr. Daniel Burns, Meghan and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Lynsey, James, Timothy, Laci, Michael, Joshua, and Samantha Hoadley; and one on the way; a sister-in-law, Margaret Weeks of Caldwell; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

     The family requests no flowers be sent.  Lola loved Thanksgiving and hated to think of anyone who had nothing to eat or nowhere to go.  Please make donations to Dr. Shanahan’s Thanksgiving Fund, 112 W. Logan, Caldwell, ID 83605; St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Turning Point Shelter Home, 616 Dearborn, Caldwell, ID 83605; the Boise Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 494, Boise, ID 83701; or the Ronald McDonald House of Boise, 101 Warm Springs Ave., Boise, ID 83712.