Information for Grace Arline
30 November, 1878 - 22 September, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Note - Grace is buried in the Middleton
(sic) for Grace A. Bixby, 107, of Middleton, who died Monday
at a Caldwell nursing home, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at
the old Middleton United Methodist Church.
Services are under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral
Mrs. Bixby was born Nov. 30, 1878, at Salina, Kan., to Seth
and Maria Wolfe Crockett. She moved with her family to
the Middleton area in 1891.
She married Asa Bixby in 1894 and they farmed near the Canyon
School on Highway 44. In 1902, they moved into Middleton
and started a mercantile store and lumber yard, which they
operated for four years. They bought a farm on Willow
Creek near Middleton. They raised turkeys and farmed
until 1919, when they moved to the Dry Creek area near Eagle.
They farmed there until his death in 1959.
She moved to Boise for a short time before returning to
Middleton. She moved in 1976 to Caldwell, where she had
Her hobbies included singing and playing the piano.
She was a charter member of the Middleton United Methodist
Church, and was the first organist at the church.
She is survived by a daughter, Edna Rule of Boise; a brother,
Walter Crockett of Caldwell; a grandson; a granddaughter; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, six brothers, and
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of
Middleton. Friends may call Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8
p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Caldwell chapel.
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.
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