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Idaho State Journal, 12/02/07
MONTPELIER, Idaho -Maude Hansen Sparks, 89, passed away Friday, November 30, 2007, at the
Bear Lake Skilled Nursing Facility in Montpelier,Idaho. She was born April 13, 1918, in
Montpelier to Albert and Mabel Dayton Hansen. She lived most of her life in Montpelier,
graduating from Montpelier High School. She married Elwood T. Sparks on Jan. 1, 1937.
Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They had two sons.
Maude worked as a waitress for several years. She attended beauty school and later
opened her own shop in Soda Springs. Maude and her husband later moved to Pocatello. After
her husband's death, she lived in Ogden, Utah, spending winters in California, and
then moved back to Pocatello.
She is survived by her two sons, Gerald E. (Judy) Sparks and Mickey Lynne (Jacque)
Sparks. and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a sister, Helen Smith. and
a brother Russ Hansen. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and
The family suggests that donations may be made to the Bear Lake Skilled Nursing
Facility. Her family wishes to thank all the wonderful people in the nursing home who took
such good care of her.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, in the Montpelier 1st and 4th Ward
Chapel at 485 South 7th St., where friends may visit with the family that morning from i
11 a.m. until 11:45 am. The interment will be in the Montpelier Cemetery with the services
under the direction of Matthews Mortuary of Montpelier.
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