Delores Hightower, 69

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Delores Eddie Gray Hightower, 69, of Mountain Home, died Friday, April 14, 2005, in Bruneau, at her daughter's home, surrounded by her family.

A viewing will be held today, Wednesday, April 20, from 4-7 p.m. at Summers' Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 21, at Summers' Funeral Home. Bob Truelsen will officiate. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain Home. A reception will be hosted at American Legion Post 26, 515 E. 2nd South St., Mountain Home.

The daughter of Loyd and Lilah Gray, and the first of four children in the family, Delores was born in Glenns Ferry on July 13, 1935. In 1947 the family settled in Mountain Home, where she completed her education.

As the wife of a military man, Delores traveled much during her early life, visiting such places as Germany, France and Africa, as well as numerous locations within the United States. She settled back in Idaho in 1971.

"Delores was a very talented and creative woman, working much of her life as a seamstress and leather crafter," her family said. "She devoted a great deal of her life caring for her five children, providing the foundation that gave them a sense of self, spirit, strength and commitment."

She was involved with American Legion Post 26, Order of Eastern Star, Princess of the Nile, American Business Women's Association, Boy Scouts of America, and the Mountain Home Landlords' Association.

Delores enjoyed nature, participating in her many organizations, and found great reward in working on their fundraisers.

Delores was married to Henry G. Fields, John P. Cavin, Sr., and Larry Hightower.

She is survived by: her five children, Harry L. Fields and his wife, Ginger; Glennda Fields Day and her husband, Jim; Delilah Cavin; Wintauna Cavin Belt and her husband, Doug; and John P. Cavin, Jr. and his wife, Christi; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her sisters NaVada Gray Wheeler, Sharron Gray Nolff, Gardalia Gray Rose, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson.