March 20, 1928—Nov. 30, 2017

Louise Laughlin Calkins, 89, a resident of Hagerman, passed away November 30, 2017 at Stonebridge Assisted Care in Hagerman.

Margaret Louise was born March 20. 1928 to Frank and Agusta Dickerson in Tuttle, Idaho. She lived her life in Hagerman, Fairfield and Gooding before returning back to Hagerman. Louise graduated from Hagerman High in 1944 and married Dard Laughlin. Together they had five children. They later divorced. In 1960, she married James “Bud” Calkins who brought a son to the family. Together they had two additional children which brought the total to eight children. Louise loved her family and getting everybody together. She hosted my holiday gatherings and cooked huge meals loving every minute of it. She enjoyed seeing all her children together visiting and laughing. Dad passed away in May and Mom just had to follow along! We were sincerely blessed to have such a wonderful family.

Louise is survived by: one step son; Jim (Pat) Calkins of Cheyenne, Wyoming; four sons; Jerry Laughlin of Boise, Roger (Susan) Laughlin and Craig Laughlin of Hagerman, Dana (Kim) Calkins of Battle Mountain, Nevada; three daughters; Renie (Dwight) Parish of Albion, Idaho, Linda (Anky) Johnson, of Hagerman and Julie (Mike) Storey, Fairfield; 27 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 7 great -great grandchildren; one sister; Georgianna Condit of Kansas City, Mo and one uncle; Lyle Gilmore of Hagerman. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and 3 grandchildren

Memorial services will be held at the Community of Christ Church in Hagerman on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Cremation arrangement are under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.

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A special thank you to Stonebridge Assisted Living Center in Hagerman and Auburn Crest Hospice for their loving kindness shown to our family.

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