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The Times OBITUARIES - October 2010
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Kathryn Virginia Elliott
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, just short of her 92nd birthday.
Viewing was Monday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Summers Funeral Home, 1205 W. Bannock St., Boise, ID, and also one hour prior to the funeral service at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 4601 South Surprise Way, in Boise. Interment followed at 5:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen Cemetery, Aberdeen.
Kathryn was born on Nov. 16, 1918 in Thayer, KS (Wilson County) to Charles H. Smith and Irene Frankenberry. When Kathryn was two years old, her mother passed away from complications of appendicitis. She was raised by her loving father, stepmother Hazel Thayer, and other caring family members who served as great role models throughout her lifetime. Kathryn attended a one-room grade school and later graduated from Altoona High School. It was in the Altoona/Hatler area where she enjoyed many years of family and life-long friendships. As a young girl, Kathryn spent many hours fishing and playing “catch” with her dad and doing many things with her siblings.
On Nov. 24, 1937, Kathryn married her sweetheart, Elzie A. Elliott in Altoona, KS. They farmed in the Altoona area and it was in Kansas where Kathryn and Elzie’s first three children were born. Following the depression, times were hard, so in 1946 the family moved to Aberdeen, where they farmed and owned a small dairy. Their youngest daughter was born in Idaho. The family lived in the Aberdeen area for 34 years, enjoying the community, the First United Presbyterian Church and their many friends. In Aberdeen, Kathryn worked at the local potato processing plant and the retail store, “The Economy Cash/Carters” in order to assure that their children could attend college. She also spent many hours helping out on the farm with hay and potato harvests.
When Kathryn and Elzie retired in 1980, they moved to Boise. They then had the opportunity to travel to many places. They also built a cabin in Cascade, which has been a family haven.
Kathryn, the matriarch of our family, was a strong and beautiful woman. Creative and resourceful, never wasteful, she set an example for all of us. One of her favorite hobbies was quilt making. Her beautiful handmade quilts became one of her legacies.
Kathryn’s sense of humor was second to none, with many offerings of funny sayings and stories. She loved music, family, flowers and popcorn!
Kathryn found great joy in serving others. She volunteered for many years at St. Luke’s Hospital making teddy bears and caps for children facing surgery. She and Elzie delivered “meals on wheels” and also volunteered doing projects with the Fort Boise Optimist Club. Kathryn was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Boise where she served as a deacon and an elder. She and Elzie were members of the ‘Young at Heart’ fellowship group at Trinity and they enjoyed many friendships there. Her greatest service, however, was to her family, who always felt her love and care. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and whenever they would visit, she would always have delicious homemade treats for them. Kathryn lived her faith and was an exceptional role model to all who were fortunate to know her. Her home was always a warm and welcoming place.
Kathryn is survived by her three children; Larry (Eleanor) of Aberdeen, Joyce (Jay) Lloyd of Twin Falls, Linda (Jim) Schmidt of Boise. She has seven grandchildren, Marc Elliott, Kimberli Watt, Jennifer Stewart, Amber Hawkes, Jayson Lloyd, Jared Lloyd, Adria Ferguson and their spouses. She is also survived by 23 great-grandchildren and a half-sister, Mildred Holcomb of Altoona, KS. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Elzie Elliott, her son Gordon, who passed in 1964, her parents, and her siblings, Cleone Sharp, Wilma Haring, Shirley Steeves and Verne Smith.
The family thanks the many wonderful people who have extended kind gestures and words. They are especially grateful to the nurses, doctors and hospice care at St. Luke’s Hospital for their attentive care to Kathryn. A special note of thanks to Dr. David Oakes, who was responsible for giving us many extra years with our mother because he insisted upon having her heart valve replaced when she was 85 years old. Mom always said that he “saved her life”.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the St. Luke’s Boise Teddy Bear Volunteer Group; C/O St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary, 190 East Bannock St., Boise, Idaho 83712.
Dorothy Abercrombie Wilde
“Dorothy Dog” Dorothy Eugene Galloway Abercrombie Wilde, 92, returned to her heavenly home on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 from her daughter’s home in Santa Clara, UT.
She was born April 10, 1918 in American Falls to George Simon Galloway and Edna Erroll Hubbard. Dorothy was the sixth child of eight children. She spent her youth and school years in American Falls. Dorothy and Arthur Lewis Abercrombie were married in Pocatello on Jan. 11, 1936. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 28, 1964.
Dorothy was a hard worker. She worked in the potato industry at the J.R. Simplot Co. for 27 years. She followed the potato industry working in Idaho and California. At the death of her husband, she retired and moved to St. George, UT. She later met and married Del Wilde. In Utah, she created a new career for herself at Lins Market in Santa Clara where she was still employed. She loved her job as “Dorothy Dog”. People traveled far to buy a Dorothy Dog and visit with her. She loved her customers and the customers loved her. She was also well known for her homemade candy.
She is survived by her daughter, Donna Copeland, Santa Clara; sons, Gary and Sherian Abercrombie, Aberdeen, and Maril and Lani Abercrombie of Sandy, UT; and her sister, Betty Groesbeck of Pocatello. She was a loving grandmother to 17 grandchildren, 39+ great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Arthur Abercrombie and Del Wilde; her parents; brothers, George and Ray Galloway; sisters, Willena Galloway Blazer, Loretta Galloway Taylor, Fleta Galloway Parrish, Bonnie Galloway Rice; and great-grandson John Gardella.
Funeral Services were held Friday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m. at Spillsbury Mortuary in St George, UT. A funeral service was also held Saturday, Oct. 23, at 1 p.m. at the LDS Church in Aberdeen. Interment was at the Aberdeen Cemetery. The family would like to express our thanks for the many words of love and concern, especially Aberdeen First Ward for their service.
Wanda Warner
Wanda Welch Warner, 87, of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls.
Wanda was born in Soda Springs, ID, to George and Goldie Welch. She grew up and went to school in Lund, and Bancroft, ID. After high school she went to Aberdeen in 1941 to look for work in the potato harvest. Lorin Warner met Wanda at his sister’s house, and he quickly offered her a job picking potatoes. They became acquainted through the harvest, then Wanda returned to Bancroft and she and Lorin corresponded by mail through the winter. In the spring they were married on March 6, 1942 in Pocatello, ID. They were sealed July 15, 1942 at the Logan LDS Temple.
Wanda always helped Lorin with the farm. She even held Gary on her knee when he was little as she drove tractor. Wanda and Lorin always worked side by side for 68 years on the farm, milking cows, in the garden and doing choirs around their home. Wanda was a good seamstress and an excellent cook; her homemade bread was the best.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Ellis, Elmer, George and Leroy, and one great-grand child.
She is survived by her husband, Lorin; three children, Gary (Lois), Peggy (Jerry) Zaccardi and Wayne (Linda); one brother, ten grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aberdeen Second Ward, Aberdeen. The viewing was from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St., American Falls, and for half an hour before the funeral at the church.

Erin Serena Prudhomme
Our beloved mother, Erin Serena Prudhomme passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Erin was born the second of two children to Marvin Lee and Ruth Ives Morgan on Sept. 17, 1930 in American Falls.
Shortly after she was born her family moved out to Lake Channel to homestead. Erin attended school in Lake Channel until fifth grade and then continued her schooling in American Falls until her graduation in 1948. She married in 1948 and started a family. Her family lived in the Aberdeen/Grandview area until 1970, when Erin moved to Pocatello and returned to school to pursue a nursing degree. Erin dedicated her life to serving others through her career in the nursing field, as both an RN and a Nurse Practitioner.
She is survived by her seven children: Thomas Prudhomme (Chancie), Wenatchee, WA; Michael Prudhomme, Los Angeles, CA; Jill Nelson (Bob), Boise, ID; Holly Rigby (Kris), Sinclair, WY; Kathleen Watson, Wenatchee, WA; Celeste Wright (Darrell), American Falls; and AnneMarie Barrett, Chubbuck, ID. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Marvin Lee (Van) Morgan and her son Keith John.

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