Lillie A. Bachus

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Wednesday, September 30, 1959

Mrs. Bachus, Gifford, Dies

Mrs. Lillie A. Bachus, a resident of the Gifford area for more than 60 years, died yesterday of a paralytic stroke in St. Joseph's Hospital. She was 80.

For the past four years, Mrs. Bachus had spent her summers at her Gifford home and her winters at Buckley, Wash., with two daughters, Miss Grace A. Hobson and Mrs. James G. King. She was to have left this week for Buckley.

Services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Brower-Wann Funeral Home with the Rev. Edward Byrnes of Myrtle officiating. Burial will be at Gifford.

Lillie A. Willcox was born Feb. 1, 1879, at Napa City, Calif. Her mother died when she was a child and her father moved to the Moscow area where they resided for a number of years. She was married at Melrose to John W. Hobson on May 21, 1899. They made their home at Gifford, where Mr. Hobson farmed and owned a store for a number of years. Mr. Hobson died Oct. 2, 1942.

In 1945 she was married to Fay Bachus at Culdesac. Mr. Bachus, a retired mailman at Gifford, died in 1956.

Survivors include six other daughters, Mrs. John A. Uhlenkott, Grangeville; Mrs. Charles H. Weinmann, Lewiston; Mrs. Carl J. Frank, Ashland, Ore.; Miss Ruby L. Hobson, a missionary in Kolar, India; Mrs. George Martindale, Tacoma; Mrs. John G. Riplinger, Coeur d'Alene; two sons, Buford of Buckley and Robert of Fairbanks, Alaska; and 25 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are four sisters, Mrs. James Smith, Clarkston; Mrs. Fred Tweedy, Orofino; Mrs. Bertle Melcum, Mohler; Mrs. Roy Phillips, Oak Harbor, Wash., and a brother, C. D. Willcox, Post Falls, Idaho.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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