Boise - Mary was born on August 20, 1930, in Boise, Idaho. She passed away peacefully on November 27, 2021, at her home in Boise. She attended Boise schools, and on January 1, 1948, she married the love of her life Rupert "Jack" Logan. To this union five children were born, Kathy Logan, Nancy (Alan) Shark, Barbara Versoi, David (Diana) Logan and Linda (Tom) Kash. Mary started her career at home taking care of the children. The family lived on a small acreage in west Boise. Mary had many friends in the neighborhood and at church. Jack and Mary owned several businesses in Boise before opening the Hilltop Café on Hwy 21. Mary was the bookkeeper, hostess and party planner for the restaurant. What started out as a little mom and pop business, quickly turned into a successful business with lines of waiting customers. They retired in 1977 from the Hilltop Café, giving Mary more time for family dinners on Sunday nights and perfecting her already excellent baking and canning skills. Mary passed down her cooking skills to her children & grandchildren. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them everything from knitting to canning to cooking and gardening. They moved to Boise, where they lived together for 11 years prior to Jack's passing on Dec. 1, 2014. He has been greatly missed by all who knew him. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Irene Means and Minnie Vreeland, in-laws Rupert S. and Grace Logan, daughters Kathy and Barbara and son David Logan. She is survived by her sisters Lois Little and Donna Braun, her children Nancy Shark (Alan) and Linda Kash (Tom), 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the LDS Church Rose Creek Ward at 3555 South Cole Rd. at 1:00pm, Friday, Dec. 3 (viewing 12-12:45pm). There will be a light lunch served at the church after the service. Interment will be at Cloverdale Cemetery at 4:00pm. To send condolences, go to Mary's tribute page at relyeafuneralchapel.com .
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Emmett - Doris E. (Corder) Robeson passed from this life into the arms of our Heavenly Father on November 15, 2021 at the age of 83. Doris was born November 2, 1938 in Warroad, Minnesota to Merle and Hazel Carpenter. At the age of twelve she moved with her parents and older brother to Garden Valley, Idaho. Doris had great affection for horses and dogs. She spent many hours riding with her Dad around the Valley. She attended school at Garden Valley where she graduated with the honors of being Valedictorian of her class in 1956. On February 17, 1957 Doris married John Corder and moved to Richland, Oregon where John worked on building the Brownlee Dam. They moved back to Garden Valley where they had two daughters. Doris was a homemaker and loving mother to her daughters; she was always proud of her girls. She liked to do leather work and sew, making clothes for her whole family. Doris had a keen eye for trap shooting and in 1968 she was the Idaho State Ladies Singles and Ladies Handicap Champion. She also enjoyed gardening and watching western movies. Doris was widowed in 1978 and on November 6, 1982 she married Douglas Robeson where she gained a step daughter. Doris worked at the Garden Valley High School as the secretary for 7 years and for the US Postal Service for 2 years. Favorite past times she enjoyed were watching the grandkids at Gem State Rodeos and sports events until her rheumatoid arthritis kept her from attending. Doug and Doris moved to Emmett in 2001 after his retirement from the Boise County Road Dept. She was a member of the Crouch Community Church while in Garden Valley and later attended Grace Baptist Church in Emmett, Idaho. Doris is survived by her husband, Doug; brother, Eldon (Ellen) Carpenter; daughters, Caryene (Daniel) Bledsoe and Cheri Mansayon; stepdaughter, Laree (Bill) Jones; 3 grandsons, Jason and Jeremy Bledsoe, Christopher Mansayon and 3 great grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren and 15 step great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett, Idaho on December 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the in her name.
Wilder - Darrell Leroy Cox, 85, passed away Nov. 14, 2021. He went to be with his Lord and Savior after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by four siblings Margaret Allen, Gail Cox, Robert Cox, and Mowetta Willison; sons Rodney in 1963 and Randy in 2018. Darrell was born Feb. 25, 1936 in Malheur County Oregon at home and attended Pioneer School. He moved to Oregon Slope in 1943. Being on the family farm, he did NOT excel at hoeing beets. He was known at Punk in his family circle and was the sixth out of eight children. He enlisted in the Navy following his older brothers Gail, Bob and J.T. in serving their country. Darrell was discharged early when his dad passed away and he returned home to help his mom on the farm. He was a self-taught man who was a very good mechanic and welder and worked on various construction sites. Among his construction jobs, he helped build the Horsethief dam out of Cascade. He also built brand new roads through the tundra of Alaska as well as working on site in the Grand Canyon. Darrell was a recreational pilot and spent many hours flying to and from work in Nevada, Arizona, and Alaska. He loved the outdoors and everything from snowmobiling to four-wheeling and hunting and driving the boat while others fished. Darrell loved horses and often quit a job so he could do hunting season and pack into the back country. He learned to downhill ski at the age of 50 and was hard to keep up with, often being the last one off the hill. He enjoyed watching and participating at grandkids and great grands activities. His signature toothpick in his smile and his favorite Wrigley's double mint gum in his pocket, made him a hit with the young ones. Darrell married Donna in 1988 joining him in his self-built home in Homedale. After their retirement they traveled south to Arizona each winter since 2000 enjoying warmer weather and many adventures. (Darrell) "Punk" enjoyed playing with his siblings, spending hours daily talking on the phone to brother Pete, snowmobiling with brother J.T., downhill skiing with Dean and Wanda, and connecting with as many of his people as time would allow. With Darrell's most recent trip last spring meeting up with nephew Glen and Nancy Cox at Sumpter to four-wheel. He loved people and had a great sense of humor and awesome comebacks. Cox reunions was always a great time together with family, playing and telling stories. Cox boys can tell a good story. Darrell was always ready to help and loved his family. Survived by his wife Donna; siblings James "J.T." Cox (Fran), Marvin "Pete" Cox, and Wanda Viaene (Dean); children Beverly Bauer (Mark) and Richard Cox; bonus children Marque Walker (Kathy), Deborah Albright, Marjorie "Jo" McGill, and Glen Walker (Debbie) Walker. Poppa loved his grandchildren, all eight and the bonus 12; and his many great grandchildren. He loved his many nieces and nephews and even the great nieces and nephews. Darrell is also leaving numerous friends who were like family. Despite several cancers, he lived such a full life. A celebration of life will be held Friday, Dec. 3rd at 2 p.m. at the Mt. View Nazarene Church in Wilder, ID. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to be given in his honor to Mt. View Nazarene Church Mission Fund, c/o Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, ID 83661. Arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel. Condolences may be made to Darrell's family at www.shafferjensen.com .
Emmett - Lee (Levern) Moore of KL Farms passed on November 14, 2021. He was 83 years old and born in Tulare, California. He retired from Operating Engineers Local #3 to Emmett with the love of his life Karen E. Moore. Fishing, Family, raising a garden and orchard to sell at the Emmett Farmers Market was his life. Surviving Lee are 2 Brothers, Bobby and Jim; 2 Sisters, Caroline and Kathryn. Lee has 5 surviving children, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His favorite saying was "Every day is a blessed day." Visitation will be held Sunday, November 28th from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Potter Funeral Chapel. Graveside Services will be held Monday, November 29th at 10:00 am at the Emmett Cemetery.
Caldwell - With heavy hearts, we are sad to announce that Gelline (Jill) Taylor, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on November 14, 2021, in Caldwell Idaho. Jill was born on May 8, 1934 to Troy and Irene (Widner) Vance, in Oustee, Oklahoma. She grew up with five brothers, Arthur, Troy, Troyce, Harley, Wayland, and two sisters, Mary Ellen, and Coralee. She will be forever loved and missed by the love of her life, William (Bill) Taylor, who she married on May 25, 1952 in Notus Idaho. Bill has always been the social part of the pair, and Jill was always there to support him. Those of us who witnessed their 69-year marriage and life-long love affair can affirm that it is a rare wonderful gift they shared. Three children were born in this union, Dan (Cindy) Taylor, Robb Taylor, and Kathy (Chuck) Moore. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her grandchildren, Amy, Sandee (Josh), Craig (Haylie), Jeff (Rachel), and Chad (KayLyn). Her great grandchildren, Kelten, Landon, Kenslie, Jaxon, Marlow, Caroline and Brently. Everyone who knew Jill knew she was a kind, loving, gentle person, and that she loved her family very much. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her brothers, Arthur, Troy, Troyce, Harley, sister, Mary Ellen, and her granddaughter, Amy. She is survived by her husband, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of dear friends. A Celebration of Life in her honor will be held on December 4, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Best Western Plus, 908 Specht Avenue, Caldwell Idaho, 83605. A special thank you from her family to the staff at The Gables in Caldwell for their love and care during the last six months. She will be missed by all who have had the privilege of having known and loved her.
Emmett - George Daniel McCall 81 passed away on Nov. 5th, 2021 at St. Lukes in Meridian. George was born to Rosemary and Chet Etheredge in Kirkland, Washington on July 7th, 1940. George was adopted by his grandparents, George and Frances McCall of New Plymouth. He grew up in New Plymouth hunting, fishing and working on the farm. After his junior year in high school he joined the US Navy, where he served as Torpedomans mate. He achieved the ranking of Petty Officer 3rd Class E-4. He served active duty until 1961 and continued in the reserves until 1970. George had a long career with Boise Cascade both on the mill side and the plywood plant where he retired from. He loved being outdoors, doing reloading, dabbled in making knives and over-building everything. He loved going on adventures with the love of his life. There were many trips to the Stanley area and he was always exploring this great state. George is preceded in his passing by his wife, Joan; daughter, Tracy; a great-granddaughter, Aliyah and his parents. He is survived by two sons, Jim and Dan, both of Emmett; daughter-in-law, Ronnie (Kelly) Fisher of Emmett; son-in-law, Lorney; grandchildren, Lindsay Buck, Kelsie McCall, D.J. McCall, Joany Mitchell, Seth Ford and Shawn Ford all of Emmett; great grandkids, Tiana Buck, Titus Buck, Tillie Buck, Stetson McCall, Evee Mitchell, Germaine Fisher, Grace Fisher, Faith Fisher and one due in November, Rhett McCall. Services will start at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church. A potluck will follow so please bring your favorite dish to share. Services are in the care of the Potter Funeral Chapel of Emmett.
Boise - Molly Carolyn Doan passed away on October 30, 2021. She was in her home, with her son and daughters present. Her passing concludes a life of smiles, laughter, and love. Born June 19, 1933, to Claude and Vivian Moon, she joined an older sister Francis. Molly grew up in Gridley, Ca., attending Gridley schools, and then Yuba College. In 1953, she met and married Pete Doan, a young man stationed nearby, while he was in the service. Their young family grew in those early years, resulting in four children, Duane, Kathleen, Julie, and Paul. As Pete worked for the Bank of America, transfers and moves occurred frequently, with them residing in Yuba City, Gridley, Woodland, and Dixon, Ca. While in Woodland, Molly worked at the County Courthouse. Settling in Dixon, the kids were raised. Molly worked for Ron Dupratt Ford as their bookkeeper. Lifelong friendships were forged while in Dixon. In 1976, the family moved to Escondido Ca., where Molly worked many years for Quality Chevrolet, until she retired. In 2005, Pete and Molly moved to Boise Idaho, joining their son and his family. Subsequently, Kathy and Paul followed to Boise with their families. Julie and her family purchased a home in Boise, spending large portions of the years to be near family. Molly joins her husband of 58 years, Pete, along with son Paul, in the afterlife. If there is a heaven, she is well qualified for membership. Survivors include son Duane (Nancy) Doan, daughter Kathleen (Ron) Marr, and daughter Julie (Rick) Sylvestri. She leaves eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. Mom, thank you for loving us, and providing the recognition that love and kindness are the guiding principles of life.
Nampa - Kathleen Ann Spiker, 65, of Nampa, left this earth on November 9th, 2021. Kathy was born to Dean and Betty Gilbert on January 30th, 1956 in Torrance, California. Kathy found the love of her life, Dennis, and they were married in August 1973. Their first son, Scott, was born in 1975 and shortly thereafter they moved to Caldwell, Idaho, where their second son, Travis, was born in 1980. Kathy worked for the Ambassador/Hallmark Card company for many years where she fostered many lasting friendships. Kathy enjoyed spending time with her family, boating at Lake Lowell, camping, and exploring the western United States. Their "empty nest" years were spent on the back of Dennis' Harley cruising the Pacific Northwest and visiting their children in Oregon and Montana. Kathy was a loving grandmother and her five grandchildren brought great joy to her life. She was a devout Christian and active member at Calvary Chapel in Nampa. Some of Kathy's favorite things were sunflowers, Mexican food, reading by her woodstove, lunch with friends, family dinners, sunsets at Lake Lowell, and making sugar cookies for her grandkids. Kathy is predeceased by her husband Dennis, 2012, and is survived by her two sons, Scott and daughter -in-law Rachel, of San Mateo, CA and Travis and daughter-in-law Nikki, of Boise, and her five grandsons, Dimitri, Kincaid, Aiden, Albert, and Jacob. She is also survived by her Mother, Betty, two brothers, Larry and Ron and her loving Labrador, Abby. A graveside service will be held at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, in the spring of 2022. Rest in peace Kathy, you are loved.
Caldwell - "I am ready to go see Kaye", and with that Hank Prater left this world to be with her. Hank had complications with pneumonia and passed on October 15, 2021 with his family by his side. Henry was born in Cheyenne Wyoming, and later as a young child his family left and started their homestead here in Nampa. Hank graduated in 1961 and later that year met the love of his life Kaye Mileger. In 1963 they married in Salem, OR. Hank and Kaye would start their family in Nampa, but eventually set up camp in Caldwell where they raised their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, son-in-laws, daughter-in-law, and lots of dogs and a few cats. Hank worked as a butcher and a glazer early on in his life. One of Hank's hobbies was drag racing. Whether it be tinkering on a dragster or boring out the cylinders of a snow mobile- Hank loved to race and do machine work. Hank loved to fish and compete in bass tournaments. He also had a love of guns. He was an avid shooter and did his own bullet reloading. He loved to do completive bench rest shooting as well. Hank is the survived by his siblings Jack (Peggy) Prater, John (Alice) Prater, Mike (Kathy) Prater, Martha (Mike) Thompson, Sandra (Jon) Wakelam, and Terry (Vicki) Prater. His three children Cindy (Joe) Ross, Steven (Myrna) Prater, and Michelle (Joe) Schneehagen. His grandchildren Jake, Josh, Megan, Kayla, Katie, Matt, Ava, and Quincee. Many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will truly be missed by all. The family appreciates the staff and hospitality of West Valley Medical Center. It is a blessing to be able to say good bye to your loved ones- hug them and tell them you love them. For that we are grateful! The family will have a private burial on Friday November 12, 2021. We will gather at Indian Creek Steak House for those who would like to come and share stories and memories of Hank. We will start at 2pm, for those who want to stop by the family welcomes you.