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Pauline Elberta Hoshaw

August 22nd, 1930 - December 8th, 2017

Pauline E. Hoshaw, 87, of Caldwell, passed away December 8, 2017 following an extended illness. She was born August 22, 1930 in Caldwell, ID to Seth and Carrie Hoadley, the fifth of ten children. Pauline attended Lake Lowell Elementary School and graduated from Caldwell High school and later Boise State University. Her mother passed away when she was 18 leaving much of the responsibility of running the house, working on the farm and helping raise her younger siblings to her. Pauline met William Wood Hoshaw when he was working on her dad’s farm. They were married on October 31, 1948. To this union two sons were born, William “Cary” in 1951 and Charles in 1952. Pauline was a stay-at-home wife and mother while the boys were young. Once the boys started school she cooked at the Lake Lowell School where the boys attended. Once Vallivue was built she continued her work there. In 1967, she started working at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital as an aide while also attending BSU to earn her LPN. While working as an LPN she continued her education through night school to earn her RN. She continued working at the Caldwell hospital primarily in the med-surg and obstetrics departments. She was highly respected for her attention to detail, her strong work ethic and her love for her patients. She retired from nursing in 1997 to help Bill on the farm. She never shied away from hard work. In 2002, Bill and Pauline sold their farm in Caldwell, and purchased a home in Homedale to be nearer to their son Cary. Bill passed away in 2006, and Pauline remained in Homedale until 2011 when she moved to Autumn Wind in Caldwell. Besides helping raise her younger siblings and her own sons, she was a second mom to her nephews, grandson and great-grandson. She could always be counted on to help others. She was a lifetime member of Deer Flat Methodist Church in Caldwell. Pauline is survived by her sons, Cary (Marcia) Hoshaw of Homedale and Charles Hoshaw of Portland; grandsons Chris (Carrie) Hoshaw, Tony (Justin) Hoshaw and Randy (Heather) Hoshaw; six great-grandchildren, sisters Shirley Oehler, Rachel Wilhelm, and Erlene Tachick; brother-in-law Wendall Hoshaw; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William, her brothers Clayton and Calvin Hoshaw and sisters LaMoyne Wade, Sylvania Gibbens, Clara Babcock and Karen Newhouse. The family would like to thank the staff of Autumn Wind for their years of love and care given to Pauline. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11 AM at Deer Flat Church, 17703 Beet Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607. A family burial will be held prior to the service at 9:30 AM at Canyon Hill Cemetery. Memorial may be made to Deer Flat Methodist Church, Children’s Wing, 17703 Beet Rd, Caldwell, ID 83607. Condolences can be given at Service Information

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