for Lola Catherine Weeks Burns
12 September, 1909 – 17 November, 1994
From the Idaho Press Tribune
Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth
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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,
Services are under the direction of Alsip Funeral Chapel,
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
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
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
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.