Services for Myrtle May Gant, 85, of Melba, who died Tuesday,
July 10, in a Nampa hospital, will be conducted 10:30 a.m.
Friday in the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Bishop Conrad Zeyer of the Melba Ward L.D.S. Church and
Bob Baird of Melba, will officiate. Interment with graveside
rites by the Melba American Legion Auxiliary Divin-Slonecker
Post 126 will follow in the Melba Cemetery.
Mrs. Gant was born July 24, 1898, in Hunter, Kan. She was
reared and educated in Kansas. She married Edgar R. Gant Dec.
27, 1916, in Lincoln, Kan., where they made their home until
moving to the Boise Valley in 1925. They later moved to
Dietrich, Idaho, and then to Kansas before moving to Melba in
She owned and operated the Melba Café for a number of
years where she was known as “Myrt.” Mr. Gant died Nov. 14,
1965. She was a member of the Melba American Legion Auxiliaty
Divin-Slonecker Post 126, the Melba Camp 9507 Royal Neighbors
of America and a former member of the Walters Butte Grange 130
She is survived by four sons, Ralph F. Gant, Nampa, Edwin
L. Gant, Ft. Worth, Texas, Vernon D. Gant, Las Vegas, Nev.,
and Alvin R. Gant, Boise; three daughters, Mrs. Leota V.
McMillan and Mrs. Aletha M. Jensen, both of Caldwell and Mrs.
Gail M. Critchlow, Boise; one sister, Lydia Heller, Hunter,
Kan.; 32 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and one
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Rueben and
Orlen Gant and two grandsons.