Information for Velma Esther Hawk Antrim
3 January, 1925 –
29 March, 1990
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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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
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.