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Geraldine Margaret “Gerre” Cockerum Cain

Payette, Payette County, Idaho, USA
Death 16 Jan 2017 (aged 88)
Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho, USA
Burial Payette, Payette County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 175486291 · View Source
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Gerre Margaret Cain
Age 88, of Nampa, died at a retirement center in Nampa

Daughter of:
Guy Luther and Cora Mae Cockerum.

Wife of:
Bill Smock. They were married in 1950
Edward Cain. They were married in 1970 and later divorced.

She was a 1946 graduate of Payette High School, where she was a cheerleader.
She was a graduate of Peacock Beauty School in Nampa and worked for The American Beauty Salon which was located in her family home.

She worked at several businesses in Payette, including American Fine Foods, Payette Beauty School where she was an instructor and Mountain Bell Telephone.

She started college at TVCC in Ontario, Oregon where she graduated with an Associates Degree after two years and then transferred to the College of Idaho in Caldwell where she graduated with honors and a BA Degree in Elementary Education in 1968. She returned to Payette and taught 3rd grade, 4th grade and 6th grade at the Eastside and Westside Elementary Schools. She also taught school at McCain Middle School in Payette until her retirement in 1991.

She was a member of Nampa First Baptist Church where she sand in the Senior Choir.

She was a volunteer at Nampa Civic Center.

She was a Job’s Daughter, a member of the Eastern Star, member of the NEA and a Past President of Delta Kappa Gamma.

One daughter: Debbie King (Ken); three grandchildren: Brad King, Ben King and Amy King; five great grandchildren: Abby, Emma, Adam, Cassidy and Nolan; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Predeceased by:
Her parents; four brothers: Guy, Forrest, Bill and Dick Cockerum; and three sisters: Hazel Cockerum, Alma Lee Alexander and Dorothy Payne.

Funeral services to honor her life held Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel.




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