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Information for Velma Esther Hawk Antrim
3 January, 1925
29 March, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
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Velma Antrim

     Velma Esther Antrim 65, of Nampa, died Thursday, March 29, 1990, at home of natural causes.  Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  The Rev. Allen N. Nelson, Caldwell Free Methodist Church will officiate.
     Velma was born Jan. 3, 1925, at Hill City, Kan., a daughter of Charles and Inez Hawk.  She attended school for eight years in Hill City, then at Mesa Orchards, Idaho, for a year.  At that time, they moved to the Ridgeview District, where she attended and graduated from Adrian High School in Adrian, Ore.  She married Glen W. Antrim on June 10, 1943, in the Miami County Courthouse in Miami, Fla.  During the war, she worked at the Civil Defense Agency in Boise.  After the war, they returned to the Homedale-Adrian area to farm until 1958, at which time they moved several times before settling in Nampa in 1962.  She worked at Ore-Ida in her younger years, Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and later at the Canyon County Assessor's Office, Nampa-Meridian Irrigation District, and retired from Feed Service in January,1987.
     Velma was a very loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother.  Many children, other than her immediate family, called her "Mom," or "Grandma."  She loved the sunshine, the outdoors, dancing to country music and enjoyed traveling.  Her father played the fiddle, which was her favorite kind of music.  Because she had a rare blood type, she was an active participant in the Red Cross Blood Donor program.  She also had been active in the Syringa Lioness Club in Nampa.
     Survivors include her husband, Glen of Nampa; a daughter, Esther Smith of Nampa; two sons, Brand and Bill Antrim, both of Nampa; her mother, Inez Hawk of Nampa; a sister, Naomi Day of Clarkston, Wash.; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother and two brothers.
     Memorials may be made to Mercy Medical Center Hospice Services in Nampa or the Lion's Eye Bank at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho 83606.
     Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.