Coleene (Ploeger) Rekow passed away at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise on 16 November 2012. Friends may call at the Alden – Waggoner Funeral Home on Tuesday Nov. 20, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at the Lowman Memorial Cemetery next summer with a "Pie Social" to celebrate her life.
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Coleene was born 29 March 1929 to John W. Ploeger and Ethel Voyce Ploeger at Burley, Idaho. She resided in the Burley area until age 16 when her family moved to Emmett, Idaho. In 1947 she married Ivan E. Rekow. They had four children, William Ivan, Dorothy Joyce, Charlotte Lynn and Paul Robert. They resided in Emmett, Lowman, Star and Boise over the years. Coleene and Ivan divorced in 1985.
She was a "Domestic Engineer" of the highest order. She cared not only for her family but the families of those she worked for. She is best known for her cooking, especially her huckleberry pies. She worked, taking care of her clients, until 2011 when the last one passed away. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by William of Lowman, Dorothy Isley of Eugene, Ore., Charlotte (Gary) Munyan of Laurel, Mont. and Paul (Cindy) of Lowman. She has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Her family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Luke's CCU for the excellent care they provide during her last days.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch or the Lowman Volunteer Fire District, 8000 Hwy. 21, Lowman, Idaho 83637
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 East Main Street
Emmett, ID 83617
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Nov. 19 to Dec. 19, 2012