Aimee Leona Pratt, 90 years old, resident of Emmett Idaho, passed away, April 7, 2014, at her home from natural causes surrounded by her loving family. Aimee was born on Sept. 17, 1923, in Golden, Colo., but was raised in Idaho, where she called home.
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Aimee loved her three brothers and two sisters Alan Bortles, Kenny Bortles, Mark Bortles, Melba Donner and Jo Steele very much. Aimee would proudly share how her sister Jo was also her best friend, they talked everyday, multiple times a day.
Aimee married the love of her life, Bob Leo Pratt, on Oct. 23, 1942. They had a double wedding with Aimee's sister Jo Bortles who married Bob's best friend Alva Steele.
Bob and Aimee owned a grocery store, gas station, sleep air mattress store, apartments, dry cleaners/laundry service and printing shop.
Her two sons, Robin with wife LaVina and Randy with wife Barbie; seven grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren survive her. Although, Aimee would say she had many more 'adopted' children and grandchildren to add to her very loving heart. She was also the "favorite Aunt" to many nieces and nephews who deeply loved her.
If you asked her what she was most proud of accomplishing she would say her happy 70 years of marriage to her husband Bob, and raising two wonderful sons.
Her passions were her family and reading. Aimee was known for reading a book, sometimes two or three in one day. She had a sharp mind, and was very wise and savvy. She left behind words of authentic honesty, she led a life to be admired. She did exactly what she knew was right and no one ever questioned her. Even though she was a very petite lady, she had the strength, conviction, knowledge and influence of the most powerful people in the world. She was available to make a difference in everyone's life that was lucky enough to know her.
She truly loved her life with her husband Bob. She would share how her life was like a "fairy tale" full of love. Their love and happy marriage inspired many to believe in happily ever after.
Aimee loved hummingbirds, they were her favorite and she had many collections of them. She was like a little bird herself, appearing small and delicate but had enormous resources to endure losses of loved ones and was able to always stay positive.
Her grandchildren would say that being with Aimee was always a place of comfort and unconditional love. Aimee had a rare character, she never said a cross word about anyone, and she genuinely cared about others, many would describe her as "a very sweet and special lady."
Aimee's husband Bob often called her "my angel" and now they are both together again happy in heaven.
Aimee Pratt's Memorial Service will be held Saturday April 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Chapel, 498 W. Idaho Blvd., Emmett. Arrangement are made with the Potter Funeral Chapel, Emmett.
She left behind words of authentic honesty, she led a life to be admired and envied by many. She did exactly what she knew was right and no one ever questioned her. Even though she was a very petite lady, she had the strength, the conviction, knowledge and influence of the most powerful people in the world. She was available to make a difference in everyone's life that was lucky enough to be allowed into her home.
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 East Main Street Emmett, ID 83617
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Apr. 10 to May 10, 2014