Information for Mildred Mahnke
28 March, 1899 – 4 June, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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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
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
She loved to garden. She was a member of the Nampa First
Christian Church and the Wakomis Chapter, Order of the Eastern
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
Friends may call at the Nam- pa Alsip chapel today until
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