Remedios Jayo Yturri
1914 - 2014
Remedios (Reme) Jayo Yturri passed away June 10, 2014, in her home in Ontario, Oregon at the age of 99 accompanied by her loving caregiver Rachael Garza.
Reme was born November 12, 1914 in Boise Idaho to Anastasio E. Jayo and Anunciacion Amias Alberdi Jayo, who had immigrated to the United States from the Basque region of Spain. She attended local Boise schools and graduated from Boise High School in 1935.
Reme married Anthony Yturri on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1942 at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Boise. Not having a honeymoon, since Tony was in the Army, they moved to Washington D.C. until Tony was sent out of the country. Reme moved back to Boise and lived with her mother during the war. At the end of the war they moved to Ontario, Oregon where Tony resumed his law practice with Judge Biggs until Judge Biggs retired. Tony started the law firm Yturri - Rose and was in the Oregon State Senate serving sixteen years.
A woman of great faith, Reme walked to church everyday with her good friend Bob Mooney, having a contest of picking up pennies they would find on the street. Reme served on the altar society at Blessed Sacrament Church in Ontario. She also aided in taking care of numerous people in assisted living including her mother-in-law Justa, who passed away at the age of 103. Tony and Reme enjoyed many years taking turns hosting their long standing supper club. With Tony's involvement in politics Reme spent many hours working on committees, entertaining visiting politicians and their spouses, and helping out on Election Day.
Tony and Reme loved traveling with many of their good friends and took countless trips to Spain to visit family. They loved Hawaii and Reme traveled with her good friend Lourana Echanis to China. She went whitewater rafting for a week with her nephew Greg in her mid-seventies. She loved gardening, golfing, tole painting, and attending Basque celebrations.
Reme is preceded in death by her beloved husband Tony, her parents, sisters Anes and Isabel, her brother John, and her "other brother" Frank Jayo. She is survived by her niece JoAnes Gillespie of Idaho Falls, Jeff and Dick Jayo of Boise, Carlos Mendiola of Boise, Gary Edson of Boise, and Greg Edson of Twin Falls.
A Visitation and Vigil will take place at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Ontario, OR on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 5:30pm and will be followed by a Reception. At Reme's request, the Funeral Service and the Committal Ceremony will be a private family gathering in Boise. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Basque Museum in Reme's memory.
Cloverdale Funeral Home
1200 North Cloverdale Road Boise, ID 83713
Published in Idaho Statesman from June 16 to June 17, 2014