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Deaton, Katie Jeanette Haskell “Jennie”

August 10, 2018

KATIE JEANETTE HASKELL “JENNIE” DEATON January 25, 1909 - August 7, 2018 Katie Jeanette Haskell Deaton (“Jennie”) passed away peacefully on 7 August 2018. She was born the fifth of six children on 25 January 1909 to Edward James and Jeanette Hardy Haskell. She attended elementary school in Fielding, Utah and then moved with her family to Bancroft, Idaho. She went to live in Layton, Utah with relatives until she’d graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City at age sixteen and then continued her education at a business college in Salt Lake prior to eventually moving to Pocatello, Idaho, where she married Malden Theodore Deaton in 1929. During World War II she was an active Red Cross Volunteer in Pocatello, Idaho. In her early married years, she worked at Glen Brothers Music Store in the office and frequently played sheet music for the customers and in this way furthered her love for music. She developed a knack for card games and even taught her grandchildren how to cheat at solitaire Ha! Jennie and Mal were very involved in the Masonic order where she was a member of Eastern Star. She worked tirelessly by his side in different community organizations including Rotary. They became members of the First Presbyterian Church in Pocatello, Idaho and then when she moved to Boise, Idaho in 1990 - she transferred her membership to Trinity Presbyterian Church. As a past member of Hillcrest Country Club, she dearly enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Malden Theodore Deaton, her daughter Carol Jean Deaton Finlayson, her son, Theodore Edward Deaton and all her siblings. She is survived by: her daughter Doris Ann Deaton Smith , by her daughter-in-law Jan, six grandchildren: Debbie, Camille, Laurie, Christie, Teddy and Justin, fourteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. A chapel service will be conducted at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel in Boise on the afternoon of 13 August at 4 p.m., with a graveside interment to take place on the morning of 14 August at 11 a.m., at the Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello Idaho. In lieu of flowers, memorials/ contributions may be made to any of the following: Saint Jude’s Children Hospital, The Paralyzed Veterans or the Salvation Army .

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