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Information for Mildred Mahnke Decker
28 March, 1899 – 4 June, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
June, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mildred Decker

     Graveside services for Mildred M. Decker, 87, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, June 4, in the Nampa hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Bishop Darrell Fullmer of the Nampa 12th Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will officiate. Friend’s may meet at the cemetery.   Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Mrs. Decker was born March 28, 1899, near Pierson, Iowa, to Robert C. and Sarah Lucinda Griffin Mahnke. The family later moved to a farm east of Waukomis, Okla., in the Pioneer communty, where she attended grade school. She graduated from Waukomis High School as valedictorian of her class in 1920.
    The next school term she taught in the grade school in the Pioneer community.
   She married Samuel M. Brinker on May 30, 1921. She, her husband and girls moved to Nampa on June 1, 1941, and settled in the Deer Flat area south of Nampa.
     She was employed in the school lunch program at Eastside School from 1950 to 1963, when she retired.
     She and Mr. Brinker were divorced in 1952.
     She married Ray Decker in April of 1957 and he died in June 1968.
     She loved to garden. She was a member of the Nampa First Christian Church and the Wakomis Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.
     She is survived by two daughters, Gladys (Mrs. Chris) Schaffer of Nampa and Phyllis (Mrs. James) Hunter of Waukomis; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
     Friends may call at the Nam- pa Alsip chapel today until 9   p.m.

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