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Information for Lela Williams Deal
21 July, 1891 19 February, 1991
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
22 February, 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Lela Deal

    Lela Deal, 99, of Nampa, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1991, at a Nampa care center.
     Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb.22, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Russell Steinern Pastor of the Melba Community Baptist Church will officiate.   Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel. Nampa.  
       Lela was born July 21,1891, at Brunswick Mo., to George and Sylvia Williams. At the age of 6 she traveled with her family to Custer County, Neb., by covered wagon, walking much of the distance. She was reared and educated in Custer County. Lila married Fred Deal Sept, 39, 1908, in Taylor, Neb. They farmed near Sargent, Neb., until 1917 when they moved to Bayard, Neb. In 1925 they returned to Custer County and resided on the family farm for 49 years. In 1974 they moved to Nampa where they made their home close to the family. On Sept. 30, 1984, they celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary.  Mr. Deal died Jan. 2, 1985, and Lela had resided in Nampa since.
     Lela was a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother and wife. She always had a sweet smile and was always there for her family and helped many of us during our good and bad times.   She was baptized into the Christian Church ln1932. She had been a member of the Friendly Neighbors Club in Cummings Park, Neb.
     She is survived by three daughters, Grace Fuller of Lafayette, Colo., Pansy Ralls of Nampa and Verna (Mrs. Dave) Hughes of Centralia, Wash.; a sister, Elizabeth Robinson of Parma; 10 grandchildren; 27 great- grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Lloyd; her parents; nine brothers and sisters, one of which was a twin brother, Lee, who is buried in Billings, Mont.; and two sons-in-law, Clarence Fuller and Raymond Ralls.
     Active bearers will be grandsons, Don Fuller, Gary Hughes, Ron Ralls, Larry Ralls, Jerry Ralls, Jim Ralls and Lynn Ralls. Honorary bearers will be Karen Isham, Sandi O'Dell and Sherry Kautz, all granddaughters.   Also Don Isham, Glcnn O'Dell, Lewis Kerfoot, Orville Nicholson, Roland Ralls and Ralph Caldwell.

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