OBITUARIES - October 2007
William R. (Bill) Coon, 79, of Aberdeen, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007.
Bill was born on Feb. 9, 1928, to William Ross coon and Lydia Pearl Coon (Stark) in Prescott, KS.
Bill moved with his family to the Aberdeen area at age nine, and had resided in American Falls and Aberdeen since that time.
Bill married Marjorie Johnson on Oct. 29, 1947.
Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his children, grandchildren Mike Campbell, Martin (Frosty) Coon, Melanie Campbell and Lewis (Rusty) Coon, and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed the time he spent with his friends.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Larry) Campbell of American Falls; Bill (Sharol) Coon of Aberdeen and Dale (LeAnn) Coon of El Paso, TX; and one sibling, his brother Glen (Judy) Coon of Colusa, CA. He is also survived by three of his four grandchildren and his six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his wife Marjorie Coon, his sister Orfern Hoffer, his son Alan Coon, and grandson Michael Campbell.
The graveside service will be held at the Aberdeen Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
Ida Colleen “Coco” Brake 74, of North Platte, NB, mother of three daughters, Sami, Doni and Tressie, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at the Ogallala Community Hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1933 to Donald and Naomi Murdock Durrant in Idaho Falls.
Coco grew up in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen High School. She traveled to California to become a nanny. She married Lewis J. Brake in Augusta, KS. They moved to Wichita until 1966 when she moved back to Aberdeen where she raised her three girls and worked at Lamb Weston. After her retirement, she moved to North Platte in 1994 to be closer to family. She was an avid artist, writer and poet. She was an active volunteer in RSVP and the Senior Center, loved bingo, garage sales and the Senior Center. She wrote the Coco column in The Aberdeen Times.
Survivors include two daughters, Tressie (Ray) Smith of North Platte and Sami (Ron) Testi of Gordonsville, TN; two sisters, DonEtta Hulkovich of Pocatello and Carma (Charles) Shackelford of Aberdeen; a brother, Donald King (Suzanne) Durrant of Mountain Home, ID; eight grandchildren, Tory, Trina, Tami, Marcola, Jeana, Kjay, Samuel and Kenny; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a good friend, Beverly from Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Doni; a sister, Arletta Shelman; and a good friend, Betty.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Platte Senior Center and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services were held Friday, Sept. 28, at Adams & Swanson Chapel with the Reverend Michael Guevara officiating.
Anna Mary Wraspir Thornley died in Orem, UT, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007. Her Eternal Companion, and husband, Newell Kendell Thornley, died in 1984 and their son, Michael George Thornley died in 1986 and she was eager to have a new body and to reunite with loved ones, who have passed on before.
Grandma Thornley (Anna) had just celebrated her 93rd birthday with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and what a joyful and good time everyone had. Even to the last, she kept that wonderful, happy smile that was her’s.
She was born at Cedar Ridge, south of American Falls, to Anthony Karl Wraspir and Agnes Zicha on Sept. 24, 1914. Anna was born on her parents’ dry farm out by Lake Channel, and lived a happy life with her brothers, John and Bill, and her sisters, Hazel, Helen and Peggy. It was an all day trip by horse and wagon to American Falls to do their shopping. They had a windmill to pump water for their stock and home use. Their meat storage house (stone) was still visible a few years ago. Anna said they used everything of the pig, except the squeal.
The family moved to Aberdeen and Anna graduated from high school there. She was a good student and won a prize in a tennis match.
She married Newell Thornley in 1934 and they had five children, Patricia (Arlen) Clement, Robert (Sally) Thornley, Mike Thornley, Will (Christine) Thornley and Nyle (Linda) Thornley.
Anna and Newell were active “Aberdeen Posse” members for many years. They enjoyed square dancing and were active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Anna was mostly a wonderful homemaker, but worked in the school lunch program and at Wride Market. She loved her family and at Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving her home would be full of loved ones, good food, and laughter.
She had a love for Aberdeen, and planned almost every day to go help at the Senior Citizen Center, even though she had lived in Utah for 10 years and has many good friends here too. We will miss her loving ways and cheery smile. She will remember us and be there to greet us when we join her in the “New Life”. We love you, Anna.
A funeral service was held in Lindon, UT, at the Lindon Utah Central Stake 12th ward on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.
Anna will be buried along side her eternal companion, Newell, in the Aberdeen Cemetery. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.
| Sarah Ellen Hawkley, 91, passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 in Pocatello, with her daughters at her side.
She was born May 3, 1916 in a little log house up Cold Creek Canyon near American Falls. She was the fifth daughter in the family of 12 children born to William Harmon and Linnie Lee Pennington Adkins.
Her early and high school education was received in American Falls and on Sept. 5, 1938 she graduated from St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing in Pocatello.
While in nurse’s training, she med Leland George Hawkley and they were married Jan. 20, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. To this union was born three daughters, Kathryn Lee, Judith Ellen and Laura Joan, and one son, Daniel Leland.
They lived the first few years of their married life in Pocatello, until Leland joined the Army Air Corps during World War II, at which time Ellen moved with her children to American Falls in order to assist her parents at the family home, as well as be assured that her children would be loved and cared for in her absences.
She went to work at Shultz Memorial Hospital in American Falls as an RN and because of the nursing shortage and lack of trained hospital support services, she was called upon to fill the needs in all other capacities. She scrubbed in for all surgeries and afterward would be responsible for cleaning the OR, sterilizing equipment and at the same time provide quality nursing care to the patients. Because of her strong work ethic and her ability to learn and teach others, she was appointed as hospital administrator. She taught the first class of Licensed Practical Nurses at Schultz Memorial and was founder of the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary.
She was instrumental in getting the bond passed for a new hospital and was a key player in the design and furnishings of Power County Hospital (now Harms Memorial Hospital), where she continued as Hospital Administrator.
Though her work hours were great and demanding, she seemed tireless and never wavered from her devotion to her family. She sewed for her daughters, doted on her only son, and made sure they received the spiritual and educational guidance that would give them confidence and balance throughout their lives.
Ellen sang with a beautiful soprano voice and would often awaken her family by singing “Oh What A Beautiful Morning”. She would sing the old pioneer song “Put Your Shoulder To The Wheel, Push Along” as her way of getting everyone involved in household chores, and there was no child or grandchild that wasn’t frequently rewarded with her rendition of “You Are My Sunshine”.
Though life held many hardships and huge obstacles for her, Ellen was known for her calm acceptance of every situation and her ability to overcome adversity. The phrase “This Too Shall Pass” was instilled in the hearts of the entire family and it will be the calming words used to help cope with the unknown for generations to come.
Ellen was a life long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and accepted many callings. She sang in the church choir and taught in the Sunday School and MIA. She especially enjoyed her call to work in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Surviving Ellen are her daughters, Kathryn Lee (Roy) Haskell, Midvale, UT; Judith Ellen (Rex) Williams, Idaho Falls; Laura Joan (Matt) Nielsen, Pocatello, and daughter-in-law Renee Thomas Hawkley, Boise. Also surviving her are 19 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Laura (Ralph) Peterson, Emily (Calvin) Stevens, Laurel George, Lillian Funk; and one brother, Wesley (Darlene) Adkins; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Adkins and Betty Adkins; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland, on April 12, 1980; and her only son, Dan, on Nov. 20, 2004; parents, two brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, American Falls Fourth Ward Chapel, 650 Pocatello Ave., American Falls, with Bishop Jerry Hubbs conducting.
The family visited with family and friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls, and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in the Neeley Cemetery, American Falls.
We don’t understand why your last days on earth
Must be filled with such pain and diminished self worth.
You’ve worked many years to achieve all that’s good
Now you feel in confinement and misunderstood.
Your mind tends to wander, your eyesight is bad
You long for the family and friends you once had.
You try to be cheerful, yet can’t help but cry
You hate how you’re living and wish you could die.
We hope that our actions convey that we care
If you need us to help you, please know we’ll be there.
We often feel hopeless but we’ll do our best
To share in your sorrow and comfort your rest.
We love all the stories we’ve heard as you’ve told
Of your life and your family and good days of old.
Don’t think you’re a burden for we can attest
That by caring for you it’s been us that’s been blessed.
We love you but know that your work here is done
And it’s time to return to your husband and son.
By Joan Nielsen
| Howard Allen Wickhorst, 94, passed away at Hillcrest Care Center in Pocatello, on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Howard was born May 13, 1913, to Louis Wickhorst and Alice Doughty Wickhorst in Fort Lupton, CO. After growing up in the Fort Lupton area, Howard and his family moved to Kimberly, ID, and later to the Aberdeen area, where he farmed and raised dairy cattle.
On June 18, 1938 he was united in marriage to Vera Kramer in St. Anthony, ID. Vera preceded him in death on Aug. 27, 1972.
On Aug. 2, 1973 he was united in marriage to Gladys Morris Barry in Idaho Falls. Gladys preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1989.
On April 7, 1990 he was united in marriage to Freida Tabor Simmons in Pocatello.
Surviving are: his wife, Freida Wickhorst of Pocatello; son, Leonard (Joyce) Wickhorst of Chubbuck; daughter, Dorothy Reed (Jim Scifres) of Idaho Falls; stepdaughter, Carol Baker of Preston, ID; stepsons, Waney (Barbara) Barry of Stockton, CA, L. Dean Barry of Pocatello, Paul (Kaye) Simmons of Portland, OR, Jeff (Jan) Simmons of Pocatello; sisters, Edith Walker Fryer of Sacramento, CA, and Colleen (Clarence) Spray of Denver, CO; and brother, Charles Wickhorst of Twin Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Della Duckworth Davis and Evelyn Hill, and daughter, Doris Wickhorst.
Our heartfelt thanks to the staff at Hillcrest Care Center for the warm and loving care given to our husband and father.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at the American Legion Hall in Aberdeen with Teresa Sullivan officiating. The family visited with friends Monday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Davis-Rose Funeral Home, 170 Idaho St. American Falls, and one hour prior to the service in Aberdeen.
Burial was in the Aberdeen Cemetery in Aberdeen, under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary.
|Mary Ingrid Dance Wynn, 96, a longtime resident of Springfield, and lately of Blackfoot, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 at the Bingham Extended Care Facility in Blackfoot.
She was born on Dec. 30, 1910 at Blackfoot, the daughter of William Dance and Mary Anderson Dance. She attended Wilson Grade School and Moreland High School, with some later classes at ISU.
She married Howard (Jinks) Wynn on Nov. 1, 1928 in Pocatello. They resided in Riverside, Tyhee and Springfield, ID. They farmed and raised livestock. Three sons were born to them, Elston, Russell and Harold.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many Stake and Ward callings.
She was a long time and active member of the Springfield Domestic Science Club. As a couple they square danced and played card games with friends.
With the death of her husband in 1967, after 39 years of marriage, she sold her farm and traveled extensively.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Harold, sister, Deone, and two brothers, Von and Gareth.
She is survived by a sister, Marna Olds of Florida, a brother, Lowell (Vaudis) Dance of Blackfoot, and sons, Elston (Renee) Wynn of Blackfoot and Russell (Karla) Wynn of Pocatello. She leaves 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
As her health declined she spent many years in assisted living centers and the Blackfoot Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives at 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Springfield Cemetery.
| Keith J. Gneiting, 87, of Sterling, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 at the Bingham Extended Care Facility in Blackfoot.
He was born Dec. 29, 1919 at Payson, UT, at his grandmother’s home, then returned with his Mom to his home in Coltman, ID. He was the first of six children born to John Richard Gneiting and Sarah Ethel Kerr Gneiting. After graduating from Midway High School at the age of 16, he rented a farm in the Idaho Falls area and began his farming career. In 1941 he bought his present farm in Sterling, where he continued his farm and ranch operation.
Keith married Ruth Blackburn at Elko, NV, on Nov. 28, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on May 16, 1969. He is a High Priest in the LDS Church, has served as Sunday School Superintendent and has been a home teacher.
He has served on the Idaho Cattleman’s Association Board of Directors and has been secretary of the Springfield Cattle Association for over 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Sterling, two sons, Jay (Linda) and Daniel, both of Sterling, daughter, Vickie (Ron) Gentillion, of Pingree, a special nephew they helped raise, Brian (Margaret) Goff and five children, of Aberdeen, two brothers, Thayne (Colleen) Gneiting, of Moreland, Ned (Barbara) Gneiting, of Groveland, sister-in-law, Dorothy (Joe) Layman, of Montana, brother-in-law, Bob (Karla) Burtenshaw, of Idaho Falls, 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Darrell Gneiting, two sisters, Marlene Burtenshaw and Katherine Goff.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Pingree LDS Chapel. The family met with friends and relatives from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot and again for one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment was in the Springfield Cemetery.
| Orfelio E. Perez died suddenly on the evening of Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 due to a medical illness.
He was born on Nov. 8, 1929 in Harlingen, TX. He grew up in the Texas Valley and joined the U.S. Marine Corp in 1947 and received an honorable discharge in 1950. He married Maria Gonzales on Aug. 20, 1950 and relocated to Idaho in 1956. He worked a lot of hard years for several farmers then went to work in custodial services for Aberdeen High School. He later went to work at J.R. Simplot potato processing plant in Aberdeen for 17 years, retiring in 1991. After he was retired for only a few years he decided to return to work. He was working for Duffin Fresh Pack until he was diagnosed with Emphysema in 2001. He was otherwise in good health and enjoyed playing the guitar, working in his rose garden, growing award winning pickling cucumbers and tomatoes, and playing with his great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Maria E. Perez, and a brother and sister. He is survived by his wife, Maria G. Perez; four daughters, Norma (Matias) Gonzalez, Neomi Perez, MaryAnn (James) Roberson and Sylvia Montes; five brothers and six sisters; and had seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was a devoted son, father, great-grandfather and a faithful friend and companion to his wife and will be truly missed. Until we meet again you will remain forever in our hearts.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Presentation of the Lord Catholic Church, Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Aberdeen with Fr. Justin Bradey as Celebrant. Interment followed the mass at the Aberdeen Cemetery.
The Vigil and Rosary service were held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the church. The visitation was Friday at 6 p.m. at the church. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls.
Vernon Nephi Underwood, 86, of Aberdeen, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at the Bingham Memorial Extended Care Facility.
He was born March 27, 1921 in Aberdeen, the son of Frank and Emma Jane Standley Underwood.
Vernon grew up in the Aberdeen and Sterling area where he attended school through the eighth grade.
He served in Northern France Campaign with Company B 9th Armored Infantry during World War II where he was a purple heart recipient.
On Jan. 1, 1946 he married LaRie Webb in Aberdeen. They adopted a son, Thomas LeRoy in February of 1956. They were later divorced. He married Dorothy Stratten on July 12, 1972 in Blackfoot. She preceded him in death in February of 1975.
Vernon was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also belonged to the American Legion.
He worked for various farmers, potato warehouses and herded sheep. He loved to hunt, fish and socialize.
He is survived by his son, Thomas LeRoy Balls of Aberdeen; four step-sons, Sidney, Leslie, Roy and John Stratten; a step-daughter, Janet Stratten Robles; sister, Mary Viola Saunders of Jerome; and a brother, James Underwood of Jerome; grandson, Jared T. Balls of American Falls; granddaughter, Virginia F. Balls of Aberdeen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, with Bishop Russ Barrus conducting.
The family will meet with friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in the Aberdeen Cemetery.
Eunice LaVelle Neu peacefully passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 13, 2007 with her loving sons by her side.
She was born July 23, 1930 to Donald Edmonds and Lucille McDaniel in Fort Collins, CO.
One evening in the fall of 1947 she met Theodore O. Neu and accompanied a number of friends for rabbit hunting in the desert. They were married March 13, 1949 in the Congregational Church in American Falls.
From this union came four sons: David Herbert, Riverton, UT, Jerrold Wesley, Boise, ID, Ronald Paul, Arlington, WA, and Michael Kris, Gresham, OR.
In 1959, she became a licensed practical nurse having received the second highest score in the state. She then worked for many years in the American Falls and Pocatello hospitals.
Mom enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sewing. In 1972, however, she was accidentally shot while cleaning a rifle and endured many physical challenges ever since. For years she enjoyed fishing with her mother as they spent a lot of time “drowning worms” on the river, as Dad used to say. Sewing clothes was a pursuit which occupied her time as she made many and various articles for her friends and family. Her cloth and material inventory is legendary in quantity and quality.
Eunice possessed an excellent singing voice, which will be sorely missed. She often sang in church and various community events. Her son, David, has always attributed his singing abilities to her. Music filled the home as her children grew up with a wide variety from classical to Elvis. She and Ted were very supportive in all the activities and exploits of her sons from basketball and football to Dave’s vocal concerts.
In her later years she loved to volunteer at the local Senior Center and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 2005. She glowed in the love of her many friends at the Center and others throughout the community. She and Ted planted numerous trees in their yard which represent the many places they visited in their motor home throughout the Northwest. She always ensured nuts were readily available to the many squirrels that have made their home in those trees.
Eunice was preceded in death by her parents, her dear husband, Ted, and a brother, Wes Edmonds. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Claudia (Dave), Teri (Ron), and Theresa (Mike); one brother, Bill Edmonds, American Falls; four grandchildren, Becca, Tim, Joshua and Eli.
Viewing was held at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Funeral services followed at the church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Helen Young officiating. Internment was at the Fallsview Cemetery.
| Fred Hirning, 64, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, from cardiac arrest during life flight from Overton, NV, to Las Vegas, NV.
He was born Oct. 30, 1942 in Blackfoot to Eric Adolf Hirning and Maureen Webb Hirning. He was the fourth of seven children. He grew up and attended Snake River High School and then enlisted in the National Guard.
He was married to Etta Parkinson and they had one son, Freddy, together. In September 1971 he married Muffet Case. They were married for nine years. During that time they had two sons together, Clay Daniel and Gordon Lee.
He owned Hirning Manufacturing, where he did metal fabrication. For many years he enjoyed working on his boat. He also enjoyed being outdoors, camping, fishing and riding four wheelers and snowmobiles.
He spent his summers in Blackfoot near his family, and winters in Overton, NV, where he made many friends.
He is survived by his two brothers, Eric Milo Hirning and John Jay Hirning, and two sisters, Marta Anna Daniels and Mary Pauline Bewley; three sons, Freddy, Clay and Gordon; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his older sister, Alice Lorraine Johnson Bate, and his older brother, Bud Lee Johnson.
Crematory services will be performed at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas. Fred will be loved and missed by all of his friends and family.
Arthur Wesley West, 87, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 in American Falls. He was born to Albert S. and Flossie Bartholomew West on Jan. 18, 1920, in Timnath, CO.
He spent his school years in Salt Lake City, UT. Then in June of 1942 he entered the Army and served in the Pacific Theatre until December of 1945. Following the war he was a meat cutter.
He married June Neibaur in Salt Lake City, on July 21, 1947. The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They moved to Rupert in 1951 to farm, and then in 1960 he and a brother-in-law became partners and purchased a farm in American Falls.
He enjoyed camping with his children, fishing with his brothers-in-law and golfing. He loved to read, especially westerns.
He served on the Power County Highway Commission for 24 years. He served as LDS Ward Clerk for many years.
He is survived by his wife June of American Falls; three sons, Doran (Connie), Kim (Kerrye), Shane (Kim), all of American Falls; and one daughter Shauna (Rick) Krumenacker of Blackfoot; 23 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren; one sister Shirley Harwood and one brother Al (Wilma) West of Salt Lake City.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 650 Pocatello Ave. at the American Falls LDS Third-Fourth Ward Building. A viewing was held Tuesday, Oct 23, at the Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho Street, American Falls, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday prior to the services at 10 a.m. at the church.
| Carol Rosita Carter, 68 of Chubbuck, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007 in Pocatello. She was born Dec. 20, 1938 in Pocatello, the daughter of Charles DePue and Juanita Wring.
Carol spent her childhood in Colorado and Ohio. She married Carl Wallace in 1956 in Garden Grove, CA. They were divorced in 1967.
She had many jobs including working for the American Bridge Co. making pipes for the Alaskan Pipe Line for nine years. She worked with horses at different racetracks and worked at a dairy with cows, raised rabbits, goats and chickens. She loved all animals, especially horses and dogs. She successfully bred the only miniature cross of a miniature pony and miniature burro.
Her hobbies included Indian crafts, beadwork and hand-tooled leather belts, wallets and purses. She loved card games and music and dancing.
She moved to American Falls in 1989 and managed the Little Bargain Barn for 12 years.
Her life was devoted to raising her children and several grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her nieces, Tonya and Anjanette, and nephews, along with other nieces children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her best friend Sandy and Skyler who was always there for her.
She enjoyed visits with her daughter Cathy in Boise. She spent the last four years living with her sister and brother-in-law Robert who will greatly miss her presence in their home.
She was preceded by her mother Juanita Wring, stepfather Wally Wring and her dad Charles DePue.
She is survived by one son, Mark Wallace, Riverside CA; daughters, Cheryl (Gary) Richard, Riverside, CA, Cathy (John) Warhop, Boise, Carlynn Wallace, Pocatello; sisters, Norma Walters, Nicholas, CA, Barbara (Robert) Wilkes, Chubbuck; brother, Ted (Linda) Wring, Las Vegas, NV; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her dog Blue.
The visitation was Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls. At Carol’s request, no funeral service will be held.
Nancy Lucille Andersen Crowder, 47, passed away October 1, 2007 in Coeur d’Alene, ID, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Nov. 21, 1959 to Arthur and Lucille Andersen of Rockland. She attended schools in Rockland, American Falls and Coeur d’Alene.
While living in American Falls, she married Terry Phillips and moved to Rock Springs, WY, where their son Shawn was born. They later divorced. Nancy moved to Tacoma, WA, where she met and married Steve Crowder. After their daughter Lena was born, they moved to Northern Idaho.
Nancy loved the outdoors, nature, gardening and sewing. She designed and decorated clothing with exquisite beadwork. Nancy admired Native American culture, art and music and attended various Rendezvous. She was a long time member of Coeur D’Alene Muzzle Loaders Club.
Nancy is survived by her husband Steve and daughter Lena, of Coeur d’Alene, and sons Shawn Phillips of Sandpoint, and Chris Crowder of Kansas City, KS; and by grandchildren: Tiffanie, Justin, Elizabeth, Levi and Thomas, all in Idaho. Other survivors include sisters: Esther Hopkins (Ivan), Shoshone; Dwen Jones, Pocatello; Sharon Cox, Sandpoint; Vernessa (Trent) Rupe, American Falls; brothers: Kenneth (Donna) Andersen, Lewiston; Steven Andersen, American Falls; Marcellus “Smiley” (Sharon) Webster, Rupert; one aunt, Faye Clausen Moore, Boise, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Clausen Andersen, father, Arthur E. Andersen, brother, Darwin Andersen, and infant sister, Judy Kaye Andersen, and stepmother, Martha Webster Andersen.
The first of two memorial services was held in Hayden Lake, Saturday, Oct. 6, and the second at Christ Episcopal Church in Shoshone, ID, Oct. 13.
The family request that memorials be made in Nancy’s name to the American Cancer Society.
Samuel Charles Greco, 74 of American Falls, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007 in American Falls.
The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Ave. in American Falls. Inurnment will be in Mt. View Cemetery with military honors.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of The Power County Press.
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