Obituary for Edna Henrietta Alley Cawdery
8 April, 1903 - 31 August, 1989
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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services for Edna H. Cawdery, 86, of Caldwell, who died
Thursday, Aug. 31, 1989, at a Caldwell hospital of natural
causes, will be conducted at 1030 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5,
1989, in the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Pastor Richard Shaw of the First Baptist Church,
Caldwell, will officiate. Burial will follow in the
Wilder Cemetery, with graveside rites by the Charity Rebekah
Mrs. Cawdery was born April 8, 1903, in Nehalem, Ore.,
to N.P. and Ida Alley. She moved to Wilder in 1917 where
she graduated from high school in 1920. She taught
school in Shawnee and Arvada, Wyo., for two years. She
married Mark Cawdery Aug. 18, 1924, in Boise and they lived in
Glenns Ferry for two years, later moving to Wilder in 1926
where they farmed until 1980. The moved to Caldwell in
1984. Mr. Cawdery died Oct. 24, 1985.
Her greatest interests were in her family and also oil
painting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church,
Caldwell, and a member of more than 60 years in the Charity
Rebekah Lodge of Wilder.
She is survived by two daughters, Patrice Price of
Middleton and Joyce Elfring of Vale, Ore.; one son, Carl
Cawdery of Pocatello; one brother, Louis Alley of Grangeville;
10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death
by a son, Dale, a brother, Roy Alley, and a sister, Mildred
The family suggests that memorials be made to the First
Baptist Church, Caldwell, c/o Dakan Funeral Chapel, Box 1386,
Caldwell, Idaho 83606-1386.
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.