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Information for Marion May Gerhauser Blackburn
15 May, 1918
18 January, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
January, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Marion Blackburn

     Services for Marion May Blackburn, 68, of Middleton, who died Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Caldwell hospital will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oregon Trail Church of God, Caldwell.
     Pastor Earl Shaffer will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Middleton Cemetery under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Mrs. Blackburn was born May 15, 1918, in Middleton, to Charles and Georgia Foote Gerhauser.  She was reared and educated in Middleton, where she graduated from high school.  She attended the University of Idaho at Moscow, earning her bachelor's degree in 1940.
     She married Howard Taft Blackburn Oct. 7, 1940, in Middleton.
     They resided in Alaska and Washington prior to returning to Middleton in 1945.  She taught school in Middleton for 23 years and was assistant director of the State Home Economics Vocational Department before her retirement in 1982.
     She had earned her master's degree from the U of I in 1972.
     Mr. Blackburn died in 1963.
     She was a member of the Church of God in Middleton for many years and then of the Oregon Trail Church of God, where she served in many offices and on the Board of Trustees.
     She is survived by four sons, Bill and Byron Blackburn, both of Middleton, Larry Blackburn of Caldwell, and Dwight Blackburn of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Marilyn Russell of Portland, Ore.; three brothers, John Gerhauser of Big Fork, Mont., Howard Gerhauser of Eureka, Calif.; and Walter Gerhauser of Caldwell; six grandchildren; an aunt; an uncle; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
     She was prececed (sic) in death by a granddaughter.
     Memorials may be made to the Oregon Trail Church of God building fund.
     Friends may call Tuesday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Caldwell Flahiff chapel.



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