Patsy Emmert

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Patsy Derrel "Pat" Emmert
January 16, 1932 - May 30, 2014
Patsy Derrel "Pat" Emmert, 82, peacefully went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. Pat was born on January 16, 1932 to Verna and Harry Reininger in Taloga, OK. At age 5, Pat's parents moved her and her brother, Mickey, to Nampa, ID where they lived in a tent for the first few days, eventually settling in a home on Happy Valley Road. Pat attended Bennett Elementary, Happy Valley Middle School, and graduated from Nampa High School in 1950. She married Jim Emmert on February 22, 1955 at Bowmont Church of the Brethren, sharing their life together for 57 years before Jim's passing on July 5, 2013. Jim and Pat lived on Bennett Road in Nampa, farming the land, and being blessed with four children to fill their happy home. After 10 years, they purchased their first farm located on Southside Blvd in Nampa, where they lived a full life, farming and raising kids till death. Some of Pat's greatest joys were spending time with her 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She enjoyed canning the fresh vegetables she grew in her beautiful garden and cooking, especially showering the family with amazing feasts on the holidays. She also loved fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time at their cabin in Cascade. Pat was a member of Bowmont Church of the Brethren for many years, followed by becoming a member of Greenhurst Bible Church. Her passion was teaching Sunday school and bringing young children to know Christ, she was a witness for the Lord wherever she went and in whatever she was doing. Pat was a member of Bible Study Fellowship in Caldwell for 18 years attending class as well as caring for the leader's children. Pat worked for the United States Post Office in Nampa for 25 years as a mail carrier, was a Canyon County 4-H Leader for 10 years, held various offices with the Bowmont Grange, and was a member of the County Line Women's Extension Club. Thank you Mom for sharing your strong faith in Christ with each of us, you truly are a woman after God's own heart and for that, we are ever so grateful. Your walk with Christ and the many prayers you have prayed for us have quietly helped each of us through tough times as well as good times. You are a tower of strength and courage, yet gentle and kind in every way. You have the heart of a servant, always giving to those less fortunate, we know when Jesus welcomes you into Heaven, you will definitely hear "well done good and faithful servant." You have and will remain in our hearts as the most amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Thank you for the laughter and joy your presence brought to this family, you truly stand for what "family" really means. We love you and will miss you greatly. Pat was preceded in death by her husband James L. "Jim" Emmert; parents Verna and Harry Reininger; brother Mickey Reininger; two grandchildren, Amanda and Andrew Post. Surviving are son Rick (Kathy) Emmert of Walla Walla, WA; daughter Jolyn (Royce) Post of Nampa; son Chris (Beverly) Emmert of Nampa; daughter Kay Gulick of Fruitland; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Pat may be made to Greenhurst Bible Church, 5423 E. Greenhurst Rd. Nampa ID 83686 or Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center, 1323 12th Avenue S, Nampa, ID 83651 or . The family wishes to thank the staff at Heart 'n Home Hospice & Palliative Care, especially Jodie and Janet, for their professional and loving care of Pat during her last days. Also, a very special "thank you" to granddaughter Cami Post for spending many nights caring for her beloved Grandmother. A viewing and visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. S. Nampa, ID 83651. Funeral services will be held at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, 2014. Burial will follow at the Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa. An online guest book is available at

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on June 3, 2014