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Flora Okey Newcomb

NEWCOMB, OKEY

Posted By: Marlene K. Skalberg (email)
Date: 3/29/2018 at 19:23:59

MRS. WALTER NEWCOMB BURIED HERE MONDAY
The community was deeply saddened by the news of the death of Mrs. Flora Newcomb of Pocatello, Idaho, last Thursday and her many relatives and friends in this community paid a last reverent tribute to her memory in the service which was conducted here, Monday morning in the Methodist Church, which she loved and to which she had given such loyal service for so many ears. The choir was made up as nearly as possible from members who had worked with her when she had been in charge of the music at the church. Mrs. Aldea Wadhams of Percival, sang a number which Mrs. Newcomb had taught her many yeas ago. The number was “One Sweetly Solemn Thought.” Rev. Raymond Shipman, whose father was a pastor of the church when Mrs. Newcomb worked with the choir, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Arthur M. Eastman. Interment was made in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Fora Myrtle Okey, daughter of Arthur Frank Okey and Catherine Vernon Okey, was born February 11, 1867 near Corning, Iowa and died April 4, 1935 at Pocatello, Idaho, in a hospital after a brief illness. She was reared in this vicinity and was married to Walter Newcomb in September of 1892. The family left here about 18 years ago and have since made their home in Pocatello. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, R. V. Newcomb of Omaha, and A. F. Newcomb of Oakland, California; also one daughter, Mrs. Grace Newcomb Edwards of Associated, California. She is also survived by two brothers and one sister, C. E. Okey, F. C. Okey, and Mrs. Lenore Donaldson, of Corning. The late Mrs. Ida Turner was also a sister.
Mrs. Newcomb was a much loved and very useful woman in this community and through her relatives and frequent visits had kept in touch with the people, who were her early friends in an unusual way. She had always been active in church work and club work, devoting much of her time in the music department in the Methodist Church. The enthusiasm was carried with her into her new field of activity at Pocatello, where she was an active member of the Y.W.C.A. board of directors and a member of the community chest board since its organization. For a number of years she has been afflicted with anemia, but her courage never failed. Her death was a result of a slight attach of pneumonia which the frail body could not withstand.
Funeral services were held Saturday, at 4:00 p.m. from the MeHan Chapel, the Rev. Gross W. Alexander of the Methodist Church officiating. The body was brought to Corning, Sunday night and taken to the Hillard Funeral Home.
Adams County Free Press, Thursday, April 11, 1935, page 23


 

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