Earl E. Sands
Sept. 13, 1932-June 13, 2011
Payette - Earl Edward Sands, of Payette, passed away at home Monday, June 13, 2011, with his loving family by his side.
A viewing will be held Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, Payette.
Condolences may be offered to Earl’s family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Earl was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Osceola, Neb., to Edward and Rose Sands. He was married Sept. 8, 1951, to Evelyn, his wife of 59 years, the two having actually met in the first grade. Drafted at 19, he served a 16 month tour in Korea with the United States Army.
Upon his return to the states, he began a floor covering business spanning 25 years, later building and selling several homes in the community. Ready for a new challenge he purchased and established Sands Bar, enjoying his customers for 12 fun filled years. Ready for yet another challenge, upon selling Sands Bar, he spent additional years working at the Farmers Co-op in Ontario, Ore.
Earl is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three children, Sandy (Peter) Michaels, of Los Angeles, Calif., Jeff (Karen) Sands, of Payette, and Joe (Norma) Sands, of Nampa, Idaho; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Earl is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; his newborn son, Randy, and grandson, Dylan.
Special thanks to all his loving family and friends.
E.R. ‘Bear’ Berry
Sept. 9, 1943-June10, 2011
Fruitland - E.R. “Bear” Berry, 68, of Fruitland, Idaho, passed peacefully Friday, June 10, 2011, at home with his wife and daughter by his side.
Cremation was under the direction of Cremation Society of Idaho, Boise.
Bear was born Sept. 9, 1943.
He and his wife, Vonnie, were married Oct. 13, 1988.
They had a bee-u-t-full marriage.
He will be deeply missed.
Bear is survived by his wife, Yvonne; daughters, Wendy, Morgan and Barbie; brother, Monte; sisters, Wendy and Julee and his mother, Barbara.
A celebration of Bear’s life will be held, July 13, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Fruitland Park. Notification as to the exact day and time will be given.
Barbara E. Thiel
Jan. 23, 1924 - June 16, 2011
Payette - Barbara Eldona Thiel, 87, Payette, Idaho, passed away at home Thursday, June 16, 2011.
A viewing for family and friends will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, June 21, 2011 at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 22 at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, with Pastor James Aalgaard officiating.
Condolences may be offered to Barbara’s family at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
Barbara was born Jan. 23, 1924, to A.J. and Grace Shearer in Payette, Idaho. She grew up in a large family with 11 brothers and sisters. She graduated from Caldwell High School and on the same day married Elmer Thiel, May 22, 1942. Together they raised five children while farming and ranching throughout the Treasure Valley, settling in Payette. They recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. Barbara’s highest priority was her family who she never quit caring for. She enjoyed flower gardening, puzzles and baking. Barbara had a strong faith and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ontario, Ore.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Elmer; children, Robert E. Thiel (Glenna), Nyssa, Joyce McCurdy (Don), Ontario, and Bonnie Davis (Allen), Payette; grandchildren, James Thiel Jr., Caldwell, Niki Edwards (Sam), Weiser, Randy McCurdy (Wendy), Kuna, Candi (Indra) Strong, Payette, Douglas McCurdy, Boise, Ryan Davis, Payette, Jennifer Gibson (Ted), Pensacola, Fla., Jessica Davis, Payette; several great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; and her sister, Grace Tietsort, Caldwell.
She was preceded in death by two sons, James and William Thiel; her parents; four brothers; and six sisters.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.
Arrangements under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Howard Wayne Boles
Dec. 11, 1921 - June 17, 2011
Weiser - Howard Wayne Boles, 89, was born Dec. 11, 1921, at Fairview, N.D.
Wayne was one of six siblings born to Harry Frank and Jennie Lula (Stoughton) Boles. The Boles family moved to Newberg, Ore., in 1927 and to the Indian Valley, Idaho, area in 1931.
In 1942, Wayne joined the Army and served for almost three years. His W.W.II tour of duty placed him in Burma, India. He drove transport trucks to moving vital supplies along the infamous “Burma Road” until a shipment of horses and mules arrived. Having been raised around horses plus his special talent riding and training them placed him in charge of the entire horse brigade. After an honorable discharge in 1945, he later married Ellen Marie Nielson at Millville, Utah, in 1947.
This past May 7 was the celebration of 64 loving years with each other. They shared a farming, ranching, and hard-working lifestyle. Working for other ranchers and farmers in the Harper and Homedale areas, they finally settled at Indian Valley, Idaho. Wayne and Ellen lived in Indian Valley for over 28 years on a small farm located along the Little Weiser River where they adopted and raised their four children.
In 1961, Wayne began work with the U.S. Forest Service. He retired in 1983, with more than 21 years of service. Wayne fought many fires, felled timber, burned slash, and planted thousands of trees during his forestry career. Even though he enjoyed the mountains, more important to him was helping and teaching others how to work hard and earn a day’s pay.
In 1989, Wayne and Ellen moved to Weiser, Idaho, to be closer to shopping, doctors and relatives. Wayne enjoyed working in the yard, growing a garden, and working in his shop where he would make wood rocking chairs and household furniture from raw lumber. Wayne also enjoyed traveling.
Together, Wayne and Ellen made several trips back east to his units Army reunions. He enjoyed the Pacific Coast and just taking short trips to the mountains.
Wayne’s community involvement was as a member of the Indian Valley Rural Fire Department, the Community Hall board as well as being on the Indian Valley Cemetery
Board. Wayne worked at the cemetery doing maintenance and lawn care person for several years after his retirement. He also provided shelter and love for more than 90 temporary foster children.
In 2009, Wayne and Ellen were presented with the prestigious Foster Parents Achievement award for dedicating more than 40 years of foster care service. In 1985, Wayne and Ellen were awarded the Distinguished Citizens of the Year by the Council Chamber of Commerce. Wayne was also a member of the American Legion. Wayne was always ready to lend a hand. Countless times helping neighbors, relatives, and communities with anything from haying to building a house. Having only an eighth grade education, his raw, unrefined life-experience talents were many and his down-to-earth way of letting others learn will be missed.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Ellen Marie (Nielson) Boles, residing at The Cottages of Weiser, Idaho.; his son, David Boles, Payette, Idaho; his daughter, Kay (Boles) Henson, Henderson, Nev.; brother, Harold Boles, Weiser, Idaho; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Wayne was preceded by his parents; sisters, Gertrude, Louise and Clara; and brother, Lewis; oldest son, Gary; and youngest daughter, Jennie.
Visitation will be today, June 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Thomason Funeral Home with services Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Thomason Funeral Home with interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.
A dinner will be held at the LDS Church with family and friends invited.
Donations may be made to the Indian Valley Fire Department.
Larry Gene Morrison
Oct. 11, 1943 - May 7, 2011
Payette - Larry Gene Morrison, 67, Payette, Idaho, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, surrounded by loved ones.
He was born Oct. 11, 1943, in Oakland, Calif., to Bobbie and Wanda Morrison, and was the oldest of three siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Morrison; son, Jerry Morrison and fiancée, Ashley Stockholm; son, Derek Morrison; daughter, Kala Ekstrom and husband, Brad Ekstrom; and his siblings, Barbara Korba and husband, Dan Korba and Linda Nicol.
Larry Morrison was preceded in death by his former wife, Stephanie Morrison; and his parents, Bobbie and Wanda Morrison.
After high school, Larry enlisted in the Air Force from 1962-1966, where he worked as an airplane mechanic. During his time in service, he spent two years serving in Vietnam.
After the Air Force, in 1972, Larry attended Fresno State University in California, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Finance. Upon graduation, Larry worked for several years building spec homes in Clearlake, Calif.
After that, Larry began a hot tub company called, Close Encounters of the Wet Kind, where he worked for several more years. Larry then found his talents in the title business, where he managed multiple title offices in Northern California, Idaho, and Washington. He remained a title officer up until his retirement in 2005.
Larry enjoyed the riches that life had to offer. He would spend his free time golfing, playing pinochle, cooking, hunting, and racing motorcycles. He was a life time member of the Elks Club and the Lions Club as well as the chair person for the Lake County chapter of the American Red Cross. When Larry wasn't out and about, you could find him sitting in his chair with a large bag of peanut M&M's.
Larry Morrison was a hardworking man, a beloved husband, and a cherished father. Despite hard times, he maintained an optimistic view of life that radiated out to everyone he encountered. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Place and time of funeral service to be announced.
Arrangements under the direction of Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Payette.
Lela M. (Hetrick) Garoutte
July 17, 1915-July 18, 2011
Twin Falls - Lela M. (Hetrick) Garoutte, 96, of Twin Falls, Idaho, entered into rest July 18, 2011, while visiting her family in Spokane, Wash.
Born in Weiser, Idaho, on July 17, 1915, Lela was raised and attended local schools in Weiser, graduating from Weiser High School with the Class of 1933.
She married Cliff Garoutte and they had spent 51 wonderful years together until his death in 1992. They operated the family photography business and raised their two loving children. Lela was a member of the Grange, Lady Elks, and Garden Club in Weiser. She was a “Great Mom and Grandma”, who was much loved by family and friends. She didn’t know a stranger.
Lela was preceded by her husband, Cliff and brothers, Lyle (Pudge), Everett (Tuff), Virgil (Runt), and Gene Hetrick.
She is survived by her son, Keith (Sandy) Garoutte, of Hollister, Idaho; her daughter, Helen (Bill) Yokum, of Spokane, Wash.; two grandchildren, Michael (Becky) Garoutte and Cathy (Steve) Knott; two step-grandchildren, Eulas Yokum and Aureleen Porter; great-grandchildren, Taylor (Ashley) Garoutte (with a great-great-grandchild on the way), Jordon Garoutte, and Kyle Garoutte and three step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1p.m. at the Weiser Elks Lodge.
Private interment will take place at the Hillcrest Cemetery
in Weiser, Idaho.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Idaho Public Television or to your charity of choice. Guestbook: www.riplinger.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Riplinger Funeral Home, Spokane, Wash.