Kay B. Hawkes
Kay B. Hawkes, 61, of Boise and Izmir, Turkey passed away Friday, September 7, 2001 of Cancer. A remembrance and a celebration of her life will be held for family and friends in Boise on Friday, September 14 at 3 p.m. at 1807 East Montello. Kay was born May 11, 1940, in Boise, the daughter of G.E.,"Curly", and Lucille Bellier. She grew up and attended school in Boise, graduating from Boise High School in 1958. While in school Kay was always known as an extremely bright and pretty girl. When she and her best friend, Sandy Jefferson, showed up in their sponsorÕs uniforms for an ROTC inspection, all the boys developed neck cramps trying to watch them and look straight ahead at the same time. After high school, Kay worked for the Mode as a womenÕs wear buyer while attending Boise Junior College. She also had time for some modeling and was seen on many of the promotional pictures for Boise restaurants and hotels. In 1964, she married Bill Hawkes and they raised two fine sons, Christopher and Drew. Though they later divorced, she and Bill remained lifelong friends. Kay always loved to travel. Her wanderlust led her to all of the countries of Europe and even on a trip through Russia via the Trans-Siberian Railroad. While in Boise, she studied for and eventually received a Masters degree from Boise State. This enabled her to live abroad and teach English as a second language. She lived and worked for a time in Mongolia, and finally Izmir, Turkey, where she had her official residence when she died. Distant lands beckoned, she followed their call Now sheÕs with God, and O, the loss to us all Kay is survived by her parents, Louie and Lucille Peck; her stepmother, Alleene Bellier; her sons, Christopher and Drew Hawkes; her granddaughter, Eliot Hawkes; her sister, Carol Ann Hill and her long time friend and companion, Engen Gundes. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Karol K. Eagle
Karol K. Eagle, 67, of Boise, passed away at home of natural causes on Friday, September 21, 2001. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, Meridian. Karol is survived by her son, Robert Eagle of Meridian, Idaho; daughter, Barbara Martinez, wife to Ed Martinez of Middleton, Idaho; grandsons, Alex, Samuel, Gabriel; granddaughters, Jessica, Jordan, Taylor; her sister, Neva Boam, wife to Larry Boam of Rigby, Idaho; her nephews, Curtis Boam, husband to Patty and 3 children; Mark Boam, husband to Paula and 3 children; her niece, Sandra Sharp, wife to Chuck Sharp and 2 children. Memorial may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Idaho, 6901 Emerald, Boise, Idaho 83704, or to the Humphrey Diabetes Center, 1226 W. River, Boise, Idaho 83702.
Edna Thorsen Atchley
Edna LeBlanche Thorsen Atchley, 96, passed away in Boise, Idaho on Nov. 11, 2001. Edna was born, Nov. 7, 1905, in Bear River City, Utah to Hans Peter and Jensine Kristine Christensen Thorsen. She graduated from Utah State University and then taught several years at Teton High School in Driggs, Idaho. She married Shelby Hugh Atchley, Oct. 18, 1930, in Bear River City, Utah. They lived in Driggs, Idaho for 19 years, during which time their three children were born. They moved to Boise in 1949. Shelby passed away on Feb. 12, 1969. Edna was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held leadership and teaching positions. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and President of Girls State. In later years, she was a volunteer at St. Alphonsus Hospital. Survivors include her children, Ardys (Dwayne) Curtis of Chico, Calif., S. Hugh (Sylvia) Atchley and A. Marilyn (Monte) Fiala, both of Boise, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 at the L.D.S. Church located on the corner of Cassia and Curtis Road. Burial will follow in the Cloverdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Relyea Funeral Chapel on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the Curtis Chapel on Friday from 12 noon to 12:45 p.m.
Kazue "Kazzie" Matsumura
Kazue "Kazzie" Matsumura, age 84, of Ontario, Ore., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at an Ontario care center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple, Ontario, with the Rev. Kakuyei Tada officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Ontario. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette. Kazzie was born Sept. 16, 1917, at Vashon Island, Wash., to Takematsu and Gin Okazaki. She graduated from Renton High School in 1936. She married Juro Matsumura on Jan. 20, 1945, in Boise, at the Capitol building. To this union five children were born. Kazzie retired from Ore-Ida Foods after 30 years. During the time she was working at Ore-Ida, Juro and Kazzie enjoyed growing flowers and vegetables in their spare time for their friends. They built their own greenhouses in the back yard of their home on 4th Street. After retirement, Kazzie took up league bowling, crafts, sewing, tried to take up golfing, helped at the Eastside Florist part-time, and when her sons opened Matsy's Restaurant she became the master pea pod cleaner. She was also a member of the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple. Kazzie will be missed by all the many family, friends, and all the numerous caregivers that have given her great care and love. We would like to say a special thank you to Diane for her extra love and care of Mom which made the last few years of her life more comfortable and fulfilled. "THANK YOU." Survivors include her three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Madalyn of Beaverton, Ore., Larry and Diane of Ontario, and Jerry and Brenda of Ontario; two daughters and one son-in-law, Janis and Roy of Kindig of Sherwood, Ore., and Diane Matsumura of Salem, Ore.; four grandchildren, Rian, Jacie, Jonathan and Nicole Kazue; two sisters, Lilly Mukai and Machi Yamamoto, both of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Mill Okazaki of Seattle, Wash., and Bill Okazaki of Puyallup, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Juro; a sister, Takeco Kawano; and two brothers, Kay and Sike Okazaki. Friends may call Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
Johnneta Rae McNeil
Johnneta Rae McNeil, also known as "Neta," 59, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002. She was born September 1942, in Seattle, Wash., the only child of Della and John Morrison. Neta was a resident of California, moving to Boise in the 1970s to be with her mother. She leaves behind three sons, Mark McRae in California, and Dale McNeil and Roger McNeil, both in Nevada; and three grandchildren. She lived with her Aunt Vivian Sanders in Boise at the time of her death. She worked for Alteria doing light housekeeping. She loved being around and doing for the elderly. She will be greatly missed by her cousins.
LaVelle Clarence Craig
LaVelle Clarence Craig, 89, of Midvale, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at the Weiser Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Thomason Funeral Chapel, Weiser. Interment will be at Eastside Cemetery, Midvale. LaVelle was a native of Idaho, born June 18, 1912, on the ranch in the South Crane area near Midvale, to Clarence E and Emma Myrtle Smith Craig. He attended the South Crane School through the eighth grade. He attended high school at the Intermountain Institute in Weiser. He married Chloe Augusta Fuchs on July 17, 1937, in Grangeville. Together they established their own ranch on South Crane where their twin sons were born and raised. LaVelle was a well known, respected member of the livestock industry, the kind of man that the ranchers around the area counted on for help and knowledge of the cattle business. LaVelle was always there to help his neighbor and friend. He loved the area and spent his entire life on the ranch. LaVelle and Chloe were together at all times, working in the fields, making improvements on the ranch and home. They shared a passion for raising good cattle and crops. They enjoyed going to town together for parts and if they had to go so far as to stay overnight it was really a treat. A piece of pie was always enyoyed to or from an excursion to town. Most of all LaVelle and Chloe loved each other. He was from the old "school of life" where a man's word and handshake was better than any signed contract that could be written. LaVelle enjoyed working with his sons, giving them help to get a start in their agriculture career. LaVelle was a member of the South Crane School Board, Weiser River Cattlemen's Association, and the Midvale Lions Club. He was a past president of the Midvale Lions and the Payette Horse and Cattle Association. He touched the lives of many people, exemplifying how to enjoy the good things of life to the fullest and how to take a bad situation and find the good points in it. He loved people and he never knew a stranger. He is survived by his wife Chloe; son Victor, grandchildren Danielle Craig, Forrest Craig, and great-grandchildren Sabrina and Vincent, son Kent and wife Carolyn, grandchildren Dr. Ron and wife Kelly Craig, Molly and husband Steve Rogers, great-grandchildren Ethan Craig, and Tai Rogers, a brother Elvin Craig, a sister Irene Keppinger. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Earl and Dean and a sister Elsie. The family suggests memorials be made in his name to the Midvale Lions Club, Midvale 83645.
Earl Jameson died in a Boise hospital after a brief illness on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002. Earl was born Oct. 11, 1911, in Beunion Ward, Utah, the son of Jarrot Alexander and Sarah Mauchle Jameson. His family moved to Idaho when he was three years old. He graduated from Parma High School and had also attended Link's Business School. On July 11, 1933, he married Vada Fern McWilliam, whom he loved and adored. They had one daughter. He owned and operated one of the three largest commercial laundry and dry cleaning establishments in the Northwest for 20 years. After retiring from that business, he became a licensed Real Estate Broker for several years. It was during this time that Earl and Vada learned ballroom dancing, and he joined Elks Lodge #310. He had been a 20-year member of the Elks Lodge and they enjoyed going dancing at various Elks lodges. In later years after retirement from his second career, he had done taxes for H.R. Block for many years. Earl and Vada also enjoyed travel, not only in the U.S. and Canada, but also to European countries, going as far south as Tangiers, Morocco. On another of their trips, they went to the Orient; Hong Kong and as far as Bangkok, which they most thoroughly enjoyed. They were married almost 60 years. Earl cared for Vada during a long painful illness from which she was released on Feb. 8, 1993. At a Parma class reunion, he became reacquainted with a former classmate, Wilma Law, a widow. They found they had many things in common, so they decided to spend what few years they might have left together. They took many trips, starting with their trip to Hawaii in October 1993. After that they took a variety of cruises, through the Panama Canal, to Alaska in the spring, and off New England in the fall to Canada. Also they toured NYC including a tour by helicopter and going up the twin towers. After Earl's health started to fail some a few years ago, Wilma took excellent care of him. He did get to have a nice 90th birthday party like he wanted with some of the Jameson relatives coming here from Orange County, Calif., to attend. His parents, wife Vada, four brothers Leonard, Paul, Roy, a little brother Harry, and four sisters Edna, Mary, Lulu, and Luella preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter Barbara, Wilma and his acquired family of Wilma's son Bob, wife Gloria and grandson Tyler whom he cared for a great deal. Also he cared a great deal for his nephew Jim Jameson and wife Sue who were of much help to him in his later years. A special fondness for his deceased nephew Bob and his wife Pauline also existed for their kindness to his wife Vada in her last years. And there were other nieces and nephews out of the area that he also cared for a great deal. At Earl's request, he was cremated and there were to be no services. His ashes are now with those of his wife Vada at Cloverdale. Thank you to Dr. Mark Meier for excellent care. And a special thank you to Dr. Sousa for humane pain management for his last hours.
Alice McClure Fry Corder
Alice McClure Fry Corder, 82, of Garden Valley, died at home March 17, 2002 after a short battle with cancer. Graveside inurnment will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 22, at Cloverdale Memorial Park with Reverend Mike Spillane officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home. Alice was born January 9, 1920 in Grass Creek, Wyo. to Clara Alice Baker and John O. McClure. Alice and family moved to Thermopolis where she attended school. Graduating high school in 1937, she moved to Denver where she attended business school and worked for a shirt company. With the war on in 1942, Alice moved to Hill Air Force Base in Utah where she helped rebuild battle-damaged aircraft. Later that year she met and married Milton H. Fry, from Morgan, Utah. In August 1947 the family moved to Boise where they built the Boise and Broadway Theaters. They were the major stockholders in the venture until MiltonÕs death in 1955. In the 50Õs Alice cooked for cafes in Big Creek, Yellow Pine and a couple of hunting camps. In 1959, she moved to Garden Valley. Alice married C. R. Corder in 1963. Together they owned and operated Danskin Station for several years. Her health forced them to sell Danskin, so she retired on the land that Milton had bought her and she so dearly loved. Alice was fiercely proud of her heritage and extremely proud of all her family. She is survived by her sons, Roger M. Fry of Toledo, Ohio, Dennis Frank Fry, Ronald Gene and wife, Tonie A. Fry, all of Garden Valley; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husbands, Milton Fry and C.R. Corder; son, Kenneth Wayne and 2 grandchildren; also brothers, Phil McClure, Frank McClure and a sister, Molly Tracey. Alice was a life member of Vespar Chapter #19 OES and the Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to your favorite charity.
Barbara Jane Daves
Barbara Jane Daves, 70, of Nampa, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2002, in a Nampa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Zeyer Funeral Chapel, 83 N. Midland Blvd., Nampa. Burial will be at Kohlerlawn Cemetery. A viewing will be held this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m., both at Zeyer Funeral Chapel. Barbara was born Sept. 2, 1931, at Clinton, lowa, to Arnold and Mildred Roland Bruhn. On Aug. 18, 1970, she married Morris E. Daves in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They made their home in Pocatello. In 1973 they moved to Boise, and in 1999 they moved to Nampa where they resided until her death. Barbara was a beautiful person who was loving, supportive and giving to her family and friends. She was chosen Miss San Gabriel Valley in the 1940s. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also member of the Threads of Gold Crocheting Guild. She enjoyed sharing her works of art with many family and friends. Barbara was a giving mother who loved to care for her family - building a family with strong and lasting bonds. She was a loving angel of mercy, ready and willing to service others in a moment's notice. Survivors include her husband, Morris; children, Terri Warner of California, Richard (Dixie) Alley of Washington, Lisa K. (Clyde) Creech of Boise, Diana (Blane) Holden of Boise, Steve Daves of California, Lysa Moreen (Jeff) Thomas of California, Mauriena Kaye (Ollie) Coyle of California, Taryn Daves of Meridian; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a son-in-law.
Gerald Lyn Westwood
Gerald Lyn Westwood, 60, passed away peacefully at home on May 30, 2002 surrounded by his loving family. Gerald was born on June 19, 1941 in Richfield, Utah to Ray and Norma Westwood. He was raised in Mudlake, Idaho and on June 8, 1962 he began a wonderful journey with his high school sweetheart, Geraldene Hope Westwood. Gerald attended college at Idaho State University and finished his Civil Engineer degree at Utah State University. He spent 35 years traveling with Morrison Knudsen Co. and resided in Boise, Idaho for the past 26 years. Lyn devoted his entire life to being a loving husband and dad. He loved camping, hunting and gardening, but cherished the time with his family the most. The precious sound of his belly laugh will be heard forever in our hearts. He carried himself with the utmost integrity, yet his kind heart and gentle hands is what will be remembered by all whom he encountered. Gerald will be loved and remembered by his best friend and devoted wife, Geraldene Westwood; his 3 girls, Lynda Westwood of Boise, Lynette and Donny Gable of Star, and Lynnae and Scott Finnie of Kuna, and Steven Casteel whom he cherished as a special member of the family; mother, Norma Westwood; brothers, Melvin and Judy Westwood, Jim and Cathy Westwood, Milt and Terri Westwood, and Paul and Kathy Westwood; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Westwood and sister, Maxine Westwood. Memorial contributions can be made to Mountain States Tumor Institute. A special thanks to all of those at MSTI for their special care and support. Services to be held at Cloverdale Mortuary on Saturday, June 1, 2002. Viewing is from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at Cloverdale Funeral Home. ÒDad......It is now time to stop and smell the roses.Ó
Kip Gregory Smith
Kip Gregory Smith, 29, of Meridian, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at a Boise hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an accident. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies, Boise, Idaho. Arrangements are by Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, Meridian. Kip was born July 8, 1972 to Rustin and Nancy Smith in Sioux City, Iowa. He was their first born of three boys to include Aaron and Danny. The family relocated to Eagle, Idaho in 1984 where Kip would continue to reside. He spent his life enjoying hunting, fishing, and especially family. He graduated from Centennial High School in 1991 where he met his future wife, Jennifer Shideler whom he married on October 21, 1995. Kip and Jennifer spent the majority of their lives together hunting, fishing, and traveling to explore the outdoors. Kip and Jennifer have two children, Hunter, 4* and Ally, 1*. Kip loved to spend time teaching Hunter how to ride four wheelers, fish, and shoot a bow and arrow, and he was already planning on teaching Ally the fun of those activities. Kip treasured every moment with his wife and children. He was constantly surrounded by family and friends. Kip will be enormously missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Kip is survived by his spouse, Jennifer Smith; his children, Hunter and Ally; parents, Rustin and Nancy; in-laws, Larry and Sharon Shideler; brothers, Aaron and Danny; grandparents, Robert Olsen of Sioux City, Iowa, Marilyn Smith of Sioux City, Iowa and Ray and Marylou Williams of Meridian, Idaho; and uncles, aunts & cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gene Smith of Sioux City, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hunter & Ally Smith Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 40, Star, Idaho 83669. A visitation will be held Friday, May 31, 2002 from 5-7 p.m. at Summers Funeral Homes, Ustick Chapel, Meridian.
Louise E. Messmer
Louise E. Messmer at the age of 7l, passed away Saturday, May 25th at home with her family at her side. Louise was born the 12th of November, 1930 in Farnam, Neb. to Lawrence and Opal (Rose) Holderness. She is survived by 2 sons, John (Tanya) Messmer and Larry Messmer (Dixie Puett), 2 daughters, Teresa (Terry) Hayden and Julie (Scott) Cook; 11 grandchildren, Sam Messmer, Jeremiah Perkins, Callie (David) Miner, Chelsey Hayden, Whitney Hayden, Alexander Hayden, Brandon Keene, Lindsey Keene, (Nathanial) Cody Keene, Logan Cook, and Jordan Cook; 2 great-grandchildren, Jerome and Cedar Miller; her mother, Opal Holderness; sister, Delores Long, and brother, Donald Holderness. She is preceded in finality by her husband of 51 years, Harold Messmer, her father, Lawrence Holderness, and brother, Loren Holderness. Louise spent her early childhood in Nebraska and Colorado, settling in Boise in her early teens. She graduated from Boise High School in 1948. On April 26, 1948, she married the love of her life, Harold Messmer. Together they founded and built Harold's Auto Body. Her myriad of talents helped to establish this landmark of entrepreneurial excellence since its founding in 1956. She will be remembered most dearly as the epitome of selfless care, and the ideal of loving devotion. She was known to be happiest when she was giving of herself to the betterment of others, most especially her family. Her devotion and fidelity to her husband, especially during his decade-long battle with Alzheimer' s Disease was peerless, and it was surpassed only by her commitment and devotion to her children, for whom she was willing to endure all manner of degradation. One of her greatest pleasures was her grandchildren, all of whom are indelibly marked by the blessings of her compassion. A viewing was held Thursday, the 30th of May from 4-8 p.m. at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, and funeral a service will be conducted at that same location by Rev. Archie Thornton, Friday, May 31 at lO:30 a.m. Following the service, she will be laid to rest at the Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests that memorials may be made to either the Mountain States Tumor Institute Indigent Care or the Alzheimer's Association. Her eternal reward is the legacy of remembrance carried by all those whose lives she graced. In death may she find the tranquil serenity she so richly earned in life.