"Bobbie" Saxton, 89, of Caldwell, passed away on Tuesday,
September 27, 1994, at a Caldwell hospital from heart failure.
Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September
29. 1994, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Funeral
services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, September 30,
1994, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel. Father Alfred
Puccinelli, S.M,. of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, will
officiate. Burial will follow at the Mount Calvary
Roberta "Bobbie" Saxton was
born in Washington, D.C., September 16, 1905. She was the only
child of Benjamin H. and Mamie K. (Von Der Haar) Fulter.
Her family came to the Nampa area from Livingston, Montana, in
1920. On December 7, 1929, she began her life as Mrs.
Gordon A. Saxton. She and Gordon settled on 17 acres on
the south shore of Lake Lowell. Their only child, Harvey
Norman, was born on November 26, 1930. Personal
enjoyment came from being a faithful member for 74 years of
Nampa's St. Paul's Catholic Church, where she took part in the
Catholic Daughter's of America. Roberta held various
offices in the Lake Lowell Friendly Neighbors Club and
participated in social aspects of the Idaho State
Horticultural Society. She and Gordon square-danced for
many years. They enjoyed fishing trips and trav-eled the
world over. She was an avid gardener.
Bobbie was an active part of the Saxton Fruit Farm operations
and personally handled local sales for many years. She
was always found at the center of things during the harvest
Bobbie is survived by her
husband, G. A. Saxton; daughter-in-law Phyllis Saxton — whose
husband Harvey and son David preceded Bobbie in death — and
seven granddaughters and their families; Paticia Saxton Snyder
and Michael Banther and sons Nate and Buck Snyder; Laurie and
Harold Bingham, children Jacob, Keith, Quinn, Ann and Andrew;
Jennifer and Bill Barrus and daughters Sarah, Megan, Andrea,
and Danielle; Norma and Tim Standerford and sons David and
Greg; Nancy and Mike McHugh, children Harvey and Kaitlin; and
Heather and Emmy Lou Saxton.
Well-wishers may make memorials to the charity of their