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On Friday, U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland made a formal declaration that “squaw” is a derogatory term and she aims to remove it from all …

Emmett - Myrtle Effie Butler passed away Oct. 16, 2021 in Emmett, Idaho. She was born May 30, 1924 in Ola, Idaho. She was the beloved daughter of William Franklin Perkins and Ruth Rand Potter, and the only sibling to Odell Perkins. Myrtle had fond childhood memories of growing up in Ola. The phrase "you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl" described her perfectly. She loved riding her horse, herding cattle, and being a rancher's wife. She always wanted to live where she could see Squaw Butte! She lived a meaningful and rich life. She was the oldest living Emmett Cherry Festival Queen and recently served as the Grand Marshall of the Cherry Festival parade. She was also the oldest surviving charter member of the Sweet Syringa Club. Myrtle met her eternal sweetheart, Boyd Butler at an Ola dance. They were married in Emmett, Idaho on June 14th, 1941, and danced their way through 67 wonderful years of marriage before Boyd passed away in 2008. During WWII they lived in Portland, Oregon where Boyd worked in the ship yards for 2 years. In 1955 they moved to Richland, Oregon for a short time. Returning to Idaho, they lived, loved, and ranched in the beautiful valley of Sweet for the rest of their lives. Myrtle treasured her role as wife, mother, and homemaker. She found great pleasure in serving wonderful home cooked meals that always included fresh produce from her large garden and homemade rolls, biscuits or pie. She enjoyed tending her beautiful flowers, with zinnias and cosmos being her favorite. She had an eye for beauty and enjoyed creating a pleasing and welcoming environment in her home. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she joyfully served her Savior in many capacities. She had a compassionate heart and lovingly accepted people from all walks of life. She will be remembered for her optimism and enthusiasm for life. She left a rich legacy of faith, love, and service that will be treasured by her grateful posterity. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd, daughter Eloise, and grandson Scott. She is survived by her daughter Linda Slatter (Jeff) of Salt Lake City, Utah, son David Butler (Micki) of Boise, Idaho, daughter Sally Madarieta of Emmett, Idaho, and daughter Cyndi Marcheschi (Tom) of Ogden, Utah. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. The family expresses their gratitude to Sally for her loving care of their Mom and Dad over the past 15 years. They also express appreciation to the staff at First Choice Hospice and Meadow View Assisted Living for their compassionate care of their mother. Funeral Services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweet on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at 11:00am. There will be a viewing for family and friends prior to the service at 10:00am at the church. Following the service, interment will be at the Sweet Cemetery. Services are conducted by Relyea Funeral Chapel, Boise. The family encourages guests to follow current COVID guidelines and precautions.

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Thomas Wayne Tripp Jr. of Butte, Montana, died Sunday, August 8, 2021. Funeral Home: All Valley Cremation

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Janet A. Thiellen 1947 - 2021 Janet A. Thiellen,74, of Emmett passed away April 4, 2021, at home with family by her side. She was born in Emme…

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