May Wildenthaler Rains

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, March 19, 1944

May W. Rains Dead; Born At Lewiston

Mrs. May Wildenthaler Rains, 64, widow of Dr. J. L. Rains, and a member of one of Lewiston's pioneer families, died at 1 a.m. yesterday at the home of her son at Harvard. Death was attributed to heart disease after a bried illness.

Mrs. Rains, whose home was at Seattle, came to Lewiston six weeks ago to be with her mother, Mrs. S. Wildenthaler, and her sister, Mrs. Joseph E. Kincaid, during the last illness of Mr. Kincaid, who died March 1. She left here four days ago to visit her son.

Mrs. Rains was born at Lewiston Jan. 19, 1880. Her father, the late S. Wildenthaler, was a prominent merchant of this city. She received her education here and was married to Dr. Rains in this city in October, 1908. They moved to Grangeville to remain several years, and returned to Lewiston after a brief residence in south Idaho. In 1924 the family moved to Seattle where Dr. Rains died in 1937.

List of Survivors

Mrs. Rains leaves four children, David Rains, Harvard, at whose home she died; Lt. Lewis J. Rains, Camp Allen, Va.; Mrs. Dorothy Robbins, Bloomington, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Giboney, Seattle; her mother, Mrs. S. Wildenthaler, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph E. Kincaid and Mrs. Ralph E. Perkins, Lewiston, and five grandchildren. Mrs. Giboney is coming to Lewiston for the funeral.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the Vassar-Rawls chapel with the Rev. E. P. Giboney, Seattle, as officiant. The Rev. Mr. Giboney was a minister of the First Presbyterian church at Lewiston 40 years ago. Interment will be in the family plot at Normal Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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