Obituary for Matie Marie Myers Caster
19 December, 1888 - 4 September, 1985
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Graveside services for Matie Marie Caster, 96, of Nampa who
died Wednesday, Sept. 4, in a Nampa hospital, will be
conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Building of Reverence,
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The Rev. David E. Guard,
pastor of the Nampa Southside Boulevard United Methodist
Church, will officiate. Friends may meet at the
cemetery. Services and interment are under the direction
of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Mrs. Caster was born on Dec. 19, 1888, in Steel City,
Neb., to George and Adella Myers. At the age of 3 she
moved with her family by covered to Oberlin, Kan., where she
was reared and educated. It was there that she joined
the Methodist Church. She married Wesley A. Caster on
Dec. 20, 1905, in Oberlin. For the next 30 years they
lived in Overton and Lexington, Neb., Albert, Canada and in
Colordo. In 1938, they moved to Nampa, where they made
their home. Mr. Caster died Dec. 4, 1965, and she had
resided in Nampa since. She was a member of the
Methodist Church and a member of the Myrtle Rebekah Lodge No.
23 of Lexington, Neb., for more than 60 years.
She is survived by one son, Gerald A. Caster, Nampa;
three daughters, Lucille G. Teets of Lexington, Neb., Maxine
L. Chamber of Oberlin, Kan., and Geneva E. Richardson of
Nampa; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three
She was preceded in death by one daughter, one
grandson, one brother and one sister.
Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor
Institute, 151 E. Bannock St., Boise, Idaho 83702 or the
American Heart Association of Idaho, 3295 Elder St., Suite
140, Boise, Idaho 83705.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa,
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9