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Obituary for Mark William Cawdery
10 May, 1885 - 24 October, 1985
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
25 October, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Mark Cawdery

     Services for Mark W. Cawdery, 84, of Caldwell, formerly of Wilder, who died Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, with Pastor Dick Shaw of the First Baptist Church, Caldwell, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Wilder Cemetery.
     Mr. Cawdery, a retired farmer, was born Aug. 19, 1901 at Fairbury, Neb., a son of Alfred and Loretta Brody Cawdery.  He was raised in Nebraska until he was 14, at which time he moved with his family to Wilder.
     He married Edna Alley on Aug. 18, 1924, at Boise.  They lived in Glenns Ferry for two years and then moved to Wilder in 1926 where he farmed until retiring in 1980.  They moved to Caldwell in November, 1984.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and attended the First Baptist Church of Caldwell.
     He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a son, Carl Cawdery of Pocatello; two daughters, Joyce Elfering of Vale, Ore., and Patrice Cate of Caldwell; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by a son, Dale, and two brothers, Joe and Fred.
     Memorials may be made to the Caldwell First Baptist Church in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell, ID 83606.


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