Celia Black Tindall
1952 - 2014
Celia Mary 'Black' Tindall, 62, of Bruneau, Idaho, lost her long battle with breast cancer on July 24th, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A viewing will be held at Rost Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3 P.M. followed by a Rosary at 6 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 A.M. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mountain Home followed by Burial in Bruneau Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. Celia was born to Joe and Margaret Black on May 6th, 1952 in Boise, Idaho. She was the second child born and the only daughter out of nine children. From the time she was born until she was four years old, her family lived at the Hyde Place in Oreana. They moved to Bruneau were she attended elementary school up to the 4th grade when the family decided to move one last time to Indian Cove near Hammett. Her fifth grade and sixth grade years were attended at Hammett Grade School, King Hill Grade School for seventh grade, and from eighth grade to graduation she attended the old Glenns Ferry High School. As a Tri Delta at the University of Idaho she earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. The summer of her senior year of college, Celia moved to Twin Falls, were she was employed as an extension agent for the U of I Twin Falls County Extension. While attending a New Year's dance in Bruneau she met up with, David Tindall, and discovered that he was a student at CSI in Twin Falls. The two became closer and married on January 14th, 1978, at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Mountain Home, ID. After the honeymoon they moved to the Tindall family ranch in Grasmere. It was there that they started a family of 6 children. In 1985 Celia and the children moved to the Bruneau Valley during the weekdays so that the children could attend school. She was a very active participant with her children's education and activities. In 1996 Celia went to work as a Home Economics teacher for the Glenns Ferry School district. This was Celia's passion and she thrived in this environment. The desire to help mold children into young adults was rewarding and Celia loved being part of that process. In 2002 Celia was hired by the Bruneau Grand View School district as the Home Economics teacher until the time of her passing. She was an FCCLA advisor for 18 years. She was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement of the Idaho Association of Teachers of Family and Consumer Science and was very honored by this award. Celia was a leader of the Bruneau Canyon 4-H club for 20 years and Sheep Superintend for the Owyhee County Fair for many years. She was very active in the Owyhee Cowbells and also the Idaho Cattle Women's Association where she served as president and also received the Cattlewoman of the year award. Celia had many friends and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her husband David Tindall of Grasmere, children Matthew Tindall (Lisa) of Bruneau, Sue Ellen Law (Philip) of Aberdeen, Idaho, Brooke Tindall Bruneau, Jennifer Bigelow (Jake) of Emmett, Patrick Tindall (Tristin) of Middleton, Zachery Tindall of Bruneau, Parents Joe & Margaret Black of Indian Cove 8 brothers 14 Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Celia is preceded in death by her nephew Blaise Black. Memorials may be made in Celia's name to St. Bridget's Catholic Church in c/o Jessie Miller 29514 B Tindall Ln Bruneau, Id. 83604 or a
Rost Funeral Home - McMurtrey Chapel
500 No. 18th East Mountain Home, ID 83647
Published in Idaho Statesman on July 26, 2014