Mary Margaret ""Maizie"" Dekker(1946 - 2013)

Mary Margaret "Maizie" Dekker was born June 17, 1946, in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Maizie was the seventh of eleven children born to Waldo and Galdys Yearous. She accepted Christ as her Saviour at a young age and graduated from Fort Morgan High in 1964. She moved to California in 1965, where she met her best friend and love of her life Rich Dekker. They were married November 19, 1966 and moved to Idaho in 1969. Their marriage was blessed with two children: Eric and Sherami. Maizie worked for the Chamber of Commerce in Nampa and loved working with the Snake River Stampede and all the stars that performed in it. She worked for several companies in the Treasure Valley as a bookkeeper; where many times she was instrumental in writing computer scripting for the daily accounting operations. Maizie loved going to the Oregon coast, her cabin in the mountains, seeing flowers and birds, but most of all she enjoyed being with her grandchildren. She loved watching them play sports, perform in plays, sing, play piano, and just be kids. Her hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer was lost on September 12, 2013. Maizie's legacy includes her husband Rich of Boise, ID, Sherami's husband Mathew, and their four children Karys Clancy, Kadalyn, Donald, and Justus Smith; her siblings Donna Dimas, of El Dorado Hills, CA; Kathy Rohnke, of Craig, CO; Jeanne Weber, of Lander, WY; Dick Yearous, of Wray, CO; Evelyn Pumphrey, of Colorado Springs, CO; Ruth Grimes, of Fort Morgan, CO; Bruce Yearous, of Otis, CO; and Clarke Yearous, of Nampa, ID. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Howard Yearous and Bill Yearous. Maizie's favorite saying was "Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much" which is how she tried to live her life. She is deeply missed by all who loved and came to know her.

Published in The Fort Morgan Times on Sept. 30, 2013