Francis A. (Hiatt) Clouser

Born: Wed., Dec. 17, 1924
Died: Sun., Jun. 25, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:45 PM, Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: AF LDS Church 3rd

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jul. 01, 2017
Location: AF LDS Church 3rd

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Francis Anna Hiatt Clouser passed away at home at 12:01 AM June 25, 2017 from congestive heart failure.

Francis was born on December 17, 1924 to Joseph Walter and Ada Velate (Hendricks) Hiatt in Nampa, Idaho. Francis was the youngest girl of eight children. Francis had three older and one younger brother and two older sisters. She grew up in Springville, Utah on a small acreage of fruit trees. Francis attended school in Springville and after her junior year in High School she joined the Navy in 1944. She met and married Melvin Arthur Clouser in Tillamook, Oregon while she was in the Navy.

Francis was a cook for many years. In high school she worked in a burger cafe then Cook & Baker’s in the Navy. She was always cooking in some café. After we moved to American Falls she worked at the Starlight Café, Lakeview Truck Stop, Melody Lanes and Roger’s Café.

While working at Roger’s Café she slipped on the wet floor and broke her ankle.

She loved to square dance with Dad which they did for many years.

After she retired she sold Artex Fabric Paints for many years. She really enjoyed doing this. She loved country music.

Mother was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Sr., both parents, her seven brothers and sisters and their spouses: Loran (Ruth) Hiatt, Melvin (Ruth) Hiatt, Ken (Lea) Hiatt, Vena (Jack) Simmons, Darold (Mary) Hiatt, Dora (James) Mangum, and Zane (Kelly) Hiatt; one son Melvin, Jr., granddaughter Kendra Harris, great granddaughter Tambi Barrett and two son in laws LaVar Harris and Ralph Barrett.

Francis is survived by daughters Susan Gaile, Venna LaNae, and KaeAnn Virginia (Larry Annen) and sons Dan Charles and Jonathan Douglass (Maureen); 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

The visitation will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, July 1, 2017 . The funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 3rd and 4th ward building, 356 Pocatello Ave in  American Falls, under the direction of the American Falls 2nd Ward. Military Honors and interment will follow the service at Falls View Cemetery in American Falls.

Francis’ family would like to thank caregivers from Encompass Home Health and Hospice for the loving care she was given over the last years. A special thanks to Nora, Amanda and Gloria. The love and care given was above and beyond. She loved you dearly.

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Williams Family
   Posted Mon June 26, 2017
The loss of a cherished loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are people who care and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. He is the God of all comfort. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of grief.

Mary Henesh Richmond
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
Sadness came over me as I read about your loss. Remembering with great fondness the care she took of my brothers and how helpful she was to my mother. Please know that all who love this sweet lady are in our prayers. May your wonderful memories comfort your heart and always bring a smile to your face.

Steve & Shirley Jo Lawson
   Posted Wed June 28, 2017
Our hearts and prayers for comfort are with your entire family.

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