Laura Thelma Bishop
Laura Thelma Bishop was born June 6, 1904 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the first daughter of Dr. R.W. and Ethel Thompson Philps and died March 2, 2001 at the age of 96 in Salmon, Idaho at the Discovery Care Centre.
The family moved to the Challis area in 1910 arriving on Laura's sixth birthday. The journey took almost a week as the horses broke loose one night and had to be gathered and returned to the camp site. The journey took them through Little Lost River area and into the Pahsimeroi Valley. The road came down a high grade just below what is presently known as the Fred Ives property. She was riding in a buggy with her grandmother who became so frightened of the high road that she had a stroke. Six-year-old Laura grabbed the lines and drove the horse down off the grade to where the rest of the family awaited.
She grew up learning the ranching business.
Laura graduated high school in three years taking Latin all three years. When she was 19 she met and married C.E. "Slim" Bishop.
When daughter Ethelella was three years old, the family moved back to his homestead 60 miles out in the badlands east of Saco, Montana. They spent one winter there, but sold those holdings and moved back to Round Valley where they became owners of the old Jack Bradbury ranch that had been a stagecoach stop six miles south of Challis. Here they raised their four children, Ethelella, Betty, Elinor and David.
She lost her husband and dearest friend in 1958. She continued ranching and became the hub of a large family wheel. Her love of land and hard work she passed on to her children and grandchildren.
She was more at home on the back of a horse pushing a herd of cows or operating some machinery than at any other time. Her real love was working the soil, but that did not deter her from being a superb cook and seamstress.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Slim Bishop, her only son, David, oldest daughter Ethelella, her parents, her brother David, and infant brother, Robert and two sisters, Ethel McFarland and Anabel Corrigan.
Surviving are two daughters, Betty and Elinor Corrigan of Challis, one sister, Roberta Green, also grandchildren, great-grand-children, great-great-grand-children, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Challis Community Church.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Tim, K. John, Mitch, Dan and David Corrigan and Mario Escalera, a long-time friend and employee.
Honorary pallbearers are Frank Giles, Kenneth Johnson, Butch Johnson, Dick Corrigan, John Corrigan, Ben Howard and Mark Stark.
Flower girls will be her granddaughters, Pat Bricker, Pam Landon and Megan Burk.
The program will consist of members of her family under the direction of Salmon River Funeral Chapel of Salmon and Challis, Shaun O'Reilly, owner, and the Community Church of Challis.
She will be laid to rest in the Challis Cemetery
on March 10, 2001.
Sylvia Knight of Riverton, Wyoming died Sunday, June 10, 2001 at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
Sylvia Hanni was born November 17,1914 in Midway, Utah, the daughter of Gothfried and Elizabeth (Bigler) Hanni.
She married Leonard Knight on May 17, 1962 in Hailey.
She lived most of her life in Challis, served four years as a deputy sheriff in Hailey, and moved to Riverton in 1995, after two years in Jeffrey City.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Hailey and Challis, being very active in Florence Chapter #79 in Challis. Mrs. Knight was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Her family says she enjoyed fishing, knitting afghans and cooking, having operated cafes in her younger years and she was in charge of the Hailey school lunch program for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard; sons, Laverl Tomlinson of Union City, Calif., John Tomlinson of Boise and Larry Knight of Riverton; a daughter, Kathy Ann Johnson of Riverton; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Memorial services are Friday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton. Cremation has taken place.
Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Building, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, 710 W. 168th Street, New York, NY 10032-9982.
Claude Stanley Bradbury
Claude Stanley Bradbury was born June 19, 1932 in Challis Idaho, to Claude Stanley Bradbury and Dora Violet Magnuson Bradbury. He returned to his Lord on May 22, 2001 in Grangeville, Idaho while on vacation.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 2, 2001 at the Hornet Creek Cemetery
outside Council, Idaho, in the family plot.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Alta, and his sister and brother-in-law, Dee and Lee Cole of Council. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bernice Riddle Gunter
Funeral services for Bernice Riddle Gunter, 77, were held at the Salmon Cemetery
on Saturday, May 26, 2001 with Rev. Jerry L. Collins of the United Methodist Church officiating.
Mrs. Gunter passed away February 8, 2001 in Price, Utah.
She was born September 15, 1923 in Fort Lupton, Colorado the daughter of Paul and Alice Romero Olguin. The family later moved to Kenilworth, Utah where she was raised.
Her mother died when she was 11 and she helped raise her five younger brothers and sisters. In 1943 she married Garn Riddle. After leaving Price, Utah, they spent a short time in Butte, Montana and then moved to Patterson, Idaho. Garn worked in the mine there until it closed in 1957, and the family moved to Moab, Utah. Garn passed away in 1962. Bernice then married Miles "Red" Gunter in 1968. Red owned his own drilling company, and in 1972 they moved from Moab to Battle Mountain, Nevada. Red passed away in 1988. Bernie remained in Nevada until 1999 when she returned to Utah.
She is survived by two children, Paula (Ben) Smith, Moab, Utah and Robert (Eve) Riddle, Crescent Valley, Nevada. She is also survived by three stepchildren, Gametta Keck, Live Oaks, California, Cliff (Pat) Riddle, Cottage Grove, Oregon and Shirley (Pat) Perincheif, Rancho Cordova, California; three sisters Lydia (Franklin) Fitzgerald, Atlanta, Georgia, Marie Jones, Phoenix, Arizona and Mae (Jim) Kopp, formerly of Challis, Idaho; also 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and a large, loving, extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two brothers, Richard and Joseph Olguin, a daughter Susan Carol Riddle and two grandchildren.
Cremation took place in Utah. Local arrangements and inurnment took place in the Salmon Cemetery
under the direction of the Jones & Casey Funeral Home, Salmon, Idaho.
Elmer James 'Speed' Rush
Elmer James "Speed" Rush was born January 2, 1914 to J. L. and Myrtle Sangwin Rush at their homestead farm near Rupert, ID. He attended Pioneer Grade School and graduated from Rupert High School in 1931. He entered college in 1932 and worked on the Sam Simis ranch for his board and room. He played on the college basketball team.
In 1934 he attended the Southern Branch of the University of Idaho in Pocatello, taking Civil Engineering courses.
In 1935 he married Lucille Stringer from Glenns Ferry, a girl he had met in Gooding. They helped his parents on their farm for a year and then returned to Gooding College where they both graduated in 1937. He earned his degree in education. Subsequently, in 1963 he earned a Masters of Physical Science Degree from the University of Idaho.
His first teaching job was as science and math teacher and coach in the Challis High School where he made lifelong friends. Over a period of 40 years, he taught, coached and administered schools in Paul, Shoshone, Hazelton, Acequia, Burley, Minidoka County, Boise and Jordan Valley. Through the years he farmed in the Roston-Jackson Cassia County area, where he and Lucille raised their four children.
In 1968 he sold the farm and moved to Boise where he taught at Capital High School. In 1970 he decided to retire but was asked to go to Jordan Valley, Oregon where he spent four years as teacher and superintendent. In 1977 he really retired from teaching and he and Lucille moved to their farm near Middleton, where she taught in the high school and he farmed.
In 1987 they moved to McCall. As a volunteer, he taught geometry in the alternative school.
He was a member of the Rupert Methodist Church and the Paul Masonic Lodge. Hobbies included reading, traveling, playing chess. He loved being with family and friends.
At age 70 his son introduced him to rafting rivers. For the next 12 years he enjoyed Idaho white water. He also floated the Colorado River.
Survivors include his wife Lucille, brother Kirk Rush and wife ImoGene, sister Pearl Light, children Marjorie Collins and husband Ken, Jim Rush and wife Mary Lou, Anne Rush, Mary Preuit and husband Clay, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His sister Ruby Wheeler preceded him in death.
The family appreciates the kindness and respect shown to Elmer by neighbors, St. Alphonsus doctors and staff and Valley View Rehab Center.
He did not want a funeral, so a gathering and potluck dinner will be held at the home of Jim and Mary Lou Rush, 176 Maki Lane, near Lake Fork, south of McCall, on June 10, at 2:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited. A short memorial service will be observed.
Because Speed and Lucille have always been dedicated to education, an E. J. and Lucille Rush scholarship fund has been established. In lieu of flowers or gifts, send your scholarship contribution to Jim Rush, P.O. Box 608, Lakefork, ID 83635.
Lucille Stringer Rush
Lucille Stringer Rush, 87, of Boise passed away Monday, September 24, 2001.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6, 2001 at the Hillview United Methodist Church, 8525 Ustick Road in Boise. A potluck dinner will follow.
Lucille was born August 15, 1914 to Ruth Lenora and Edward David Stringer in a construction camp at Alexandria, Idaho. Her father was an engineer with the Union Pacific Railroad, which gave Lucille the opportunity to travel extensively during her youth. She enjoyed many trips to what were then distant and exciting places.
She attended school in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, and graduated from high school there in 1931. She then attended college in Gooding, Idaho, where she received her teaching certificate in 1937. During her career, Lucille taught business, career education, library science and English. Lucille loved teaching and looked forward to every day in the classroom. She enjoyed her students and always took an active interest in their lives.
In 1935 she and Elmer James Rush of Rupert, Idaho, were married at the New Methodist parsonage in Gooding, Idaho. During their 66-year marriage, they made their home in Challis, Paul, Shoshone, Rupert, Boise, Jordan Valley, Middleton, McCall and Eagle, Idaho. Through the years they farmed in the Roston-Jackson Cassia County area, where they raised their four children.
Lucille's hobbies included reading, writing, gardening, sewing and corresponding with friends; but above all she loved time with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her role as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her home was always open to family, friends and strangers in need.
Survivors include her sisters, Ruth Gruse, Nellie Wollever, Mary Lea and Francis Swanson; a brother, John Stringer; her children, Marjorie Collins and husband Ken, Jim Rush and wife Mary Lou, Anne Rush, Mary Preuit and her husband Clay; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Her husband Elmer James Rush and her sister Edna Carnahan preceded her in death.
Because Lucille and her husband, Elmer, were always dedicated to education, an E.J. and Lucille Rush Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established. In lieu of flowers or gifts, send scholarship contributions to Mary Preuit, 7060 Alydar Court, Nampa, Idaho, 83686