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Information for Myrtle May Little Gant

24 July, 1898 – 10 July, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1984

Contributed by Eellitta Stone

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Myrtle Gant

    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 1938.
    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 of Melba.
    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 great-great-granddaughter.
    She was also preceded in death by two sons, Rueben and Orlen Gant and two grandsons.

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