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Alva Corwyn HICKS

Male 1918 - 1981  (63 years)

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  • Name Alva Corwyn HICKS 
    Born 14 Mar 1918  Guss, Taylor County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Social Security No. 480-12-4412 
    Died 25 Dec 1981  General Hospital, Des Moines, Polk County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Indianola, Warren County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) Julia Johnson <>:

      Hicks, Alva Corwyn

      Bedford Times-Press

      Thursday, January 14, 1982, p. 4

      Final Rites Held December 29 For Corwyn Hicks, 63

      Funeral services for Alva Corwyn Hicks, 63, a native of Guss, Iowa, held December 29 in First United Methodist Church in Indianola, were officiated by Rev. Leonard F. Sjogren. Mr. Hicks died December 25, 1981 in General Hospital in Des Moines. Interment was at I. O. O. F. Memorial Gardens in Indianola.

      Corwyn Hicks, oldest son of Alva C. Hicks and Vida Nichols Hicks, was born near Guss, Iowa on March 14, 1918.

      A graduate of Gravity High School, he attended Simpson College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1940.

      He was married to Laura Weller of Gravity on June 29, 1941.

      He taught for one year in the public schools at Guernsey, Iowa.

      Mr. Hicks served in the Armed Forces for four and one-half years, retiring as captain in the Army Signal Corps.

      When he completed his military service he attended Iowa State College in Ames, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture.

      Since July 1, 1948, he and his wife have owned and operated a flower shop in Indianola.

      His pride and joy was their adopted daughter, Linda Kay, who preceded him in death in November of 1978, at the age of 30.

      For the past 17 years he has served as Iowa State horticulturist in the Department of Agriculture. He has been active with the Iowa State Fair, the Des Moines Home and Garden Show, the Plant Iowa Tree Program, and with many meetings which promoted horticultural products throughout the state.

      For many years Corwyn served on the Indianola Park Board. He was recipient of the Simpson College Community Achievement award.

      He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Warren Lodge A. F. & A. M., American Legion Post, V. F. W. Post, Evening Lions Club, Izaak Walton League, was a past patron of Indianola Chapter O. E. S. and a past president of Statesmen's Club in Toastmasters International.

      He was preceded in death by his daughter, his parents, and his brother, Bruce, of Council Bluffs.

      Surviving are his wife, Laura; one brother and sister-in-law, Talton and Dorothy Hicks of New Market; three aunts: Leona Boyd, Ellen Pinkerton, and Florence Nichols of Des Moines; other relatives and many, many friends.

      (2) Social Security Death Index:

      Name: Alva Hicks
      SSN: 480-12-4412
      Born: 14 Mar 1918
      Died: Dec 1981
      State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)


      Corwyn Hicks
      Birth: 1918
      Death: 1981
      Inscription: Parents of Linda
      Burial: IOOF Cemetery, Indianola, Warren County, Iowa, USA
      Created by: FLH
      Record added: Sep 14, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 29806137
    Person ID I22589  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 

    Family Living 
     1. Linda Kay HICKS,   b. 9 Sep 1948,   d. Nov 1978, Indianola, Warren County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2018 10:18:54 
    Family ID F7453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart