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Information for Shelba Ann Harris Blaisdell
21 September, 1924
16 August, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
August, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Shelba Blaisdell

     Services for Shelba Ann Harris Blaisdell, 62, of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Aug. 16, at home of natural causes, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Caldwell stake center.
     Bishop Galan Rogers will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under the direction of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Mrs. Blaisdell was born Sept. 21, 1924, at Woodruff, Idaho, to Morgan W. and Mary Harris.  She attended schools in Malad City, graduating from Malad High School with honors in 1942.  She attended Utah State University of Logan, Utah, and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City.
     She married Reed R. Blaisdell June 25, 1947, in the Logan LDS Temple.  She lived in Salt Lake City and Chicago, Ill. while her husband studied for his medical degrees.  She returned to Idaho in 1953, settling in Caldwell, where she had since resided and was active in numerous school, civic and church activities.
     She was employed for several years as a realtor with All American Realty and Chuck Karn Realty in Caldwell.
     She was a member of the Idaho Realtors Association, past president of the American Association of University Women, and a member of the southwest Idaho Dental Auxiliary.
     She was a member of the Caldwell Fourth Ward LDS Church.  She had served in all church organizations, had been ward Relief Society president, and at he time of her death had served as stake Relief Society president.
     She enjoyed homemaking, sewing, cooking, golf and traveling.
     She is survived by her husband of Caldwell; tree sons, Dr. Lynn R. Blaisdell of Boise, Dr. John D. Blaisdell of Caldwell and Dr. Mark H. Blaisdell of Bountiful, Utah; her mother, Mary W. Harris of Malad; two sister(s), Larue Harris Briggs of Annadale, Va., and Helen Harris Tanner of Boulder, Colo.; two brothers, Morgan D. Harris of Las Vegas, Nev., and David R. Harris of Malad; and 11 grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Morgan W. Harris; a sister, Delene Harris Parry; and a grandson.
     Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1286, Caldwell, 83606.