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Information for Veola B. Griggs Downing

27 April, 1896 - 3 December, 1987

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

December, 1987

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Veola Downing

    Graveside services for Veola B. Downing, 91, of Caldwell, who died Thursday, Dec. 3, at a Caldwell nursing home, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    The Rev. Raymond A. Thompson of the United Methodist Church, Caldwell, will officiate, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Downing was born April 27, 1896, in Montage, Texas, to Thomas W. and Maude M. Griggs.  She moved with her parents to Lima, Mont., as a child and was reared and educated there.
    She married Floyd Downing May 1, 1912, in Dillon, Mont. They cam to Caldwell in 1918 and farmed in the Dixie community until her husband's death Sept. 1, 1966.  In 1970 she moved into Caldwell, where she had since resided.
    She is survived by a son, Lester Downing of Notus; two daughters, Thelma Harris of Needles, Calif., and Mildred Bryant of White fish, Mont; a sister, Lela Bruce of Caldwell; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
    Friends may call today at the Caldwell Dakan chapel from 3 to 8 p.m.

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