Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Janice Hastriter



Owyhee Avalanche

April 20, 1988

            Laverne William Hastriter

            Laverne William Hastriter, 72, 300 NE Walker Rd. Poulsbo, Washington, died of natural causes at home April 11, 1988.

            He was born to Dan & Bessie Hastriter on March 5, 1916, in Nampa, Idaho. He graduated from Nampa High School in 1934 and was active in football and summer softball.

            He farmed with his father for several years and married Frances Davis in 1938. He moved to Homedale in 1940 where he continued farming.

            He married Emma Blakeslee in 1955 and owned and operated the Stateline Store for a number of years, living in the Ridgeview community. Following retirement he and Emma wintered in Las Vegas, Nevada.

            He is survived by his wife, Emma of Poulsbo, sons & daughters-in-law, Gary L. & Carol Hastriter, Homedale, Michael W. & Pauline Hastriter of Dixon, Missouri, Davie & Becky Blakeslee of Poulsbo, and daughter and son-in-law, Janice M. & Ron Kirstine of Kenai, Alaska, a brother, Donald Hastriter of Kuna, 13 grandchildren, and numerous cousins, nieces & nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and a twin sister. Cremation will be conducted in Poulsbo.

            Memorials may be made to the Homedale Fire Department or Homedale Ambulance.


Owyhee Avalanche

October 27, 2004

            Frances Genevieve Newman

            Frances Genevieve Newman, 84, former long time resident of Homedale, died at the Nampa Care Center of natural causes.

            Frances was born February 20, 1920 in Gazley (Canyonville), Oregon to Hilda and Perle Davis. The family moved to Kuna where she graduated from Kuna High School in 1938. She married LaVerne Hastriter on September 19, 1938, farmed in the Ridgeview community for nearly 16 years, and had three children: Gary, Mike, and Janice. She married Clyde Newman on August 11, 1956. They operated the Homedale Supply and lived in Homedale for more than 30 years. Clyde preceded Frances in death on August 28, 1989. She was known for her exceptional “green thumb”, and was an excellent cook and seamstress. Though incapacitated by a stroke for many years, she continued to make the best of life. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

            Surviving Mrs. Newman are two sons: Gary Hastriter of Cascade, Idaho and Mike Hastriter of Provo, Utah, a daughter Janice Kirstine of Kenai, Alaska, and four brothers: Dick Davis of Adrian, Oregon, Gene, Don and Frank Davis, all of Bruneau, Idaho, and long- time friend JoAnn Wheeler who frequently visited her faithfully during the past 11 years. A special thank you to grandchildren Shellye and Scott Wilson and children who so lovingly saw to their grandmother’s special needs over the years. The family also expresses their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Nampa Care Center who so lovingly cared for our sister, mother, grandmother and friend for so many years.