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Family: Rev. Fred Decker / Martha Rosaltha Spencer (F283)

m. 25 Dec 1905


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  • Father | Male
    Rev. Fred Decker

    Born  11 Jun 1882  Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Married  25 Dec 1905  [1, 2]  Big Rock, Montmorency, Michigan, United States  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Mother | Female
    Martha Rosaltha Spencer

    Born  20 May 1885  Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Apr 1965  Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  3 May 1965  Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Peter Ann Spencer | F20 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Sally L. French | F20 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Francis Cadis Decker

    Born  1907  Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Aug 1908  Briley Township, Montmorency, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    Perry Decker

    Born  1910  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  6 Oct 1974  Harney, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    Ned Decker

    Born  28 Apr 1916  Ironton, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Oct 2007  Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Male
    Harold M. Decker

    Born  1922  Montana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Montana, Lincoln, Libby - The Western News, Montana. Libby., paper, \i Sisters, Long Time Residents Of Libby, Die Day Apart\i0  , 6 May 1965. (Reliability: 3).


      Sisters, Long Time Residents Of Libby, Die Day Apart
      Mrs. Olive Johnson, 83, and Mrs. Martha Decker, 79, sisters and long-time residents of the Libby area, died here last week. Both ladies had been ill for some time.
      Mrs. Johnson died April 28, and Mrs. Decker died April 29.
      Mrs. Johnson was born Sept. 8, 1881, in Imlay City, Mich. She married Wellington Heath in Kingston, Mich., June 20, 1900. They moved to Libby in 1918 and Heath died in 1928. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Lewis Johnson, to whom she was married April 27, 1934.
      Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. John Oliver, Portland; Mrs. Robert Hamilton, Hartford, S. D.; Mrs. Lela Nixon, Libby; three sons, Olaude Heath, Missoula; George Heath of Libby; and Wayne Johnson, Castro Valley; 26 grandchildren, 45 great grand¬children and four great-great grandchildren.
      The sisters are also survived toy two brothers, Ernest and Vern Spencer, both of Libby.
      Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gompf- Cutler Chapel. The Rev. Frost Hatch, pastor of the church of God officiated. Mrs. Louis Rollman and Mrs. Narven As-a teen, accompanied by Mrs. August Johnson, sang " Precious Lord, Take My Hand," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus."
      Pallbearers were Woodrow Whitmarsh, Elmore Richy, Ted Graham, Duane Johnson, Charles Challinor, and Paul Moody. Interment followed in the City of Libby Cemetery.
      Mrs. Decker was born May 20, 1885 in Imlay City and was married to Fred Ray Decker Dec. 25, 1905 in Big Rock, Mich. They moved to Libby in 1916. Mrs. Decker and her husband served as pastors of Church of God congregations at Libby, Plains, and 'Brady, Mont., and at Baker and Bend, Ore.
      A daughter, Frances Caddis, 19 months, preceded her mother in death. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Fred R. Decker, three sons, Perry El-don Decker, Depoe Bay, Ore.; Ned L. Decker, Rexford; and Harold M. Decker, Spokane; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
      Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of God with the Rev. Frost Hatch officiating. Mrs. Paul Moody and Mrs. James Johnson, accompanied by Mrs. August Johnson, sang "Zion's Hill," and "Heaven Holds All to Me."
      Pallbearers were Kenneth Spencer, Ralph Spencer, Leon-ard Spencer, Forrest Spencer, Paul Moody and Paul Applegate. Interment followed in the City of Libby Cemetery.
      The Western Newspaper
      6 May 1963

    2. [S160] Montana, Lincoln, Libby - The Western News, Montana. Libby., Jan 1923; paper. (Reliability: 3).
      PETER SPENCER DIES AT CAMP
      Peter Spencer, 78 years old, passed away at the home of his sons at Camp One Monday morning, January 8. He had been a sufferer from paralysis for the last two years. He is survived by four sons and two daughters: Ernest Spencer, Levi Spencer Vernon Spencer and Mrs. Fred Decker of Libby, James Spencer of Goshen, Ind., and Mrs. Heath of Spo-kane.
      Funeral services were held in the Gompf chapel Wednesday, Rev. Mat-ney of the Methodist church officiting.
      1923.