Joan Elizabeth Cox Clarke
May 14, 1939 - March 27, 2004
Houston - Joan Elizabeth Cox Clarke, 64, Houston, beloved wife and mother died Saturday, March 27, 2004, in Houston. Services will be Thursday, April 1, 2004 in Houston. A Memorial brunch open house will be at 11 a.m., Sunday, April 4, 2004, at her dear cousin Mary Trails house Northeast 25th and Hill Road (12100 Hill Road), Payette.
She was born May 14, 1939, to John and Necia Cox in Payette.
Joan loved fresh peaches and sweet corn as well as the other sweet things in life- family and many dear friends.
Joan is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Glen Clarke; daughters, Necia Muir and husband David, Sarah Wixson and husband Todd; grandchildren, Tristin Muir, Elias and Lillian Wixson; her mother, Necia Cox; and many nieces and nephews.
Joan is preceded in death by her father, John Cox; her brother, James Cox and her son Daniel Clarke.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund of the Church of Latter-day Saints or other charity of your choice.
Melodee A. Rebman
Melodee A. Rebman, 46, Boise, went to be with her angels Thursday, April 22, 2004.
Melodee is survived by her four children Joshua Schmitz, Boise, Candace Schmitz, Boise, Schaman Hudson, Boise, Zachary Hudson, Payette. Her father and stepmother, Carles and Sherry Rebman, Payette, her brothers, Brad Rebman, Boise, Blake and Cheri Rebman, Ontario, her fiancé, Rick Posusta, Boise, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a lifetime of friends. Melodee was preceded in death by her mother, Donna E. (Krause) Rebman.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the Payette Church of the Nazarene.
Oct. 12, 1926 - Aug. 1, 2002
Edna Hurd, 75, Weiser, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, of natural causes.
A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home, Weiser.
Family and friends may call from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at Thomason Funeral Home, 221 E. Court St., Weiser.
Edna was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Powers, Ore., the daughter of Claude and Mabel Burgess Morrison.
She married W.D. Hurd Aug. 24, 1948 in Weiser.
Together they made a home and raised six children.
Her greatest joy in life was her family.
She enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes, quilting and tending to her flowers.
During her lifetime, she lovingly touched many lives.
She lived and loved life to the fullest.
She is survived by her children, Dwight (Therese) Hurd, Caldwell, Diann (Dan) Haynes, Nampa, Darla (Jim) Whiting, Vernal, Utah, Teresa (Doran) Wheeler, Weiser, Budd (Lori) Hurd, Lewiston, Idaho, and Monte (Kris) Hurd, Weiser; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Claude (Swede) Morrison, Rufus, Ore.; two sisters-in-law; and two brothers-in-law.
The family suggests memorials be made in her name to a favorite charity.
Duane C. Van Leuven
Duane C. Van Leuven, 70, New Plymouth, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, New Plymouth, with Chad Clark and Bishop Kent Banner conducting. Burial will follow in Park View Cemetery, New Plymouth.
Arrangements under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth.
Duane Carey Van Leuven was born in 1932 in Clifton, Idaho.
He was the youngest of five children born to Ransom Carey and Sarah Irene (Boden) Van Leuven.
They ranched in Clifton until they moved to Fruitland, where Duane attended school from the eighth grade through his graduation from Fruitland High School in 1950.
Following graduation he farmed for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Army where, he served at Ft. Ord, Calif., and in Eta Jima, Japan.
After an honorable discharge in the fall of 1955, Duane returned home to resume farming. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna Bray, in 1957.
Shortly after, they purchased a farm on the Payette River north of New Plymouth, where they have resided for 46 years.
Duane farmed independently until 1966, when he organized the farm division for American Fine Foods of Payette.
He managed this division for 25 years beginning with 1,600 acres that grew to 4,500 acres at the time of his retirement in 1991.
He served for 10 years as a commissioner for the New Plymouth Rural Fire Protection District, seven years on the Payette County Zoning Commission, 20 years on the Drainage District #2 Commission, and at the time of his death he was serving as a board member of the Noble Ditch Company.
Duane was always keenly interested in and involved with many irrigation-related water issues, recognizing that water was the life blood of the farming community.
Politics and world events were of special interest and concern to him.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion, the NRA, and was a Republican.
Duane was blessed with a life-long love of farming. He genuinely enjoyed his life's work.
Years from now, the results of Duane's effort and vision will remain in the rich soil and level farmland he helped create from the native alkaline ground so characteristic of the area.
He also liked to hunt and fish with friends such as Larry Limbaugh, Bill Wander, and Roland Henry.
Foremost in his life was his family; he enjoyed spending time with them at their lake cabin at McCall, and although he suffered from failing health in the later years of his life, Duane treasured the time he spent with his family and grandchildren at home.
He is survived by his wife Donna; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jon Riedel; a son, Matthew Van Leuven; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Melinda Van Leuven; and four grand children, Jon, Jessica, Jacob, and Jared Riedel.
Also, he is survived by one sister, Radia Neeley, and a number of nieces and nephews, including nephew Valdo Talbot, a special life-long friend.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother.
Duane struggled valiantly in his battle with pulmonary disease for the past 11 years.
Many people have aided him in this battle, chief among them is Dr. Andrew C. Peterson, Ontario, to whom we extend heartfelt gratitude; it is only because of Dr. Peterson that Duane was able to fight as long as he did.
We also want to thank the fine doctors and staff of the Intensive Care Unit at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, where Duane spent the last two months of his life.
As a matter of personal thanks, we would like to thank Leobardo Moncada, who, in addition to being a special friend of Duane's, has helped the family in so many ways for the past 25 years. Duane was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
His laughter, advice, and friendship will be greatly missed; he was greatly respected and loved by all that knew him.
In remembrance of Duane, those who wish may make memorials to the Old Fruitland High School Community Center or the Idaho Youth Ranch, care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661.
Ethel Theresa Edelgard Wright Hurd
Aug. 6, 1916 - Sept. 25, 2002
Payette - Ethel Theresa Edelgard Wright Hurd, 86, Payette, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Royal Villa, Payette.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
The Rev. Carlos Perez will officiate.
Arrangements under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Ethel was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Theresa Streidel Simnick Wright.
Ethel attended school and worked for Ohio Bell Telephone Company in Youngstown before moving to Idaho in 1944.
Ethel married Clyde Everett Hurd, the son of Clyde Earl Hurd. Ethel worked for Ore-Ida Foods, Inc. in Ontario.
Ethel belonged to the Holy Family Catholic Church of Payette. She was a member of the Payette Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two daughters, Theresa Clydene Cordes and her husband, LeRoy; Genille Phyanna Steiner, and her husband, Mike; four grandchildren, Brenda (Cordes) Jones, Preston Cordes, Nate Steiner and Matt Steiner; and three great-grandchildren, Alexandria Jones, Hannah Steiner and Joey Steiner.
Memorials way be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or Payette Senior Citizens, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.
Jack F. Park
Aug. 4, 1929 - Sept. 30, 2002
New Plymouth - Jack F. Park, 73, New Plymouth, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Holy Rosary Medical Center, Ontario of complications stemming from a stroke.
A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day
Saints, Payette. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Oct. 3, 2002, at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, 329 S. Plymouth Ave., New Plymouth.
Funeral services under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth.
Jack was the youngest of six children born Aug. 4, 1929, to Andrew Elroy and Myrtle Agnus (Bird) Park in Sugar City, Idaho.
He completed elementary and high school in Sugar City continuing his education in Rexburg, Idaho at Ricks College.
He also attended school in Ellensburg and Moses Lake, Wash.
While teaching in New Plymouth and Payette, for 18 years he achieved his bachelor's and master's degrees from Boise State University.
He faithfully and diligently served a full time Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission in Tahiti.
He served in various capacities of the church throughout his life, including the Boise Temple with his
beloved wife and partner, Evelyn. He was always anxious to help where he could be of assistance.
Before taking on the career of teaching he served his country with the United States Air Force stationed within North America, Europe, and the Orient.
He retired as a master sergeant.
Most recently he entered the political arena, running for mayor, hoping to improve the community and the lives of the local children.
Jack was loved in many ways; he will be missed and cherished by all who had the opportunity to know him.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn M. (Phillips) Park; five children, Michael Park, David Park, Dan Park, James Park, and Anona (Park) Dangerfield; 12 grandchildren; and his oldest brother.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.