A viewing for Viola M. Huber, 99, who died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at home in Emmett, Idaho, will be held Friday Nov. 9, 2012, from 4 until 8 p.m. and the family will receive friends during those hours at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Emmett Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Emmett.
Viola was born on Nov. 26, 1912, at Plankinton, S.D. She was the second daughter of Martin and Nettie Winkel Williamson. The doctor was at a Thanksgiving dance and didn't arrive in time for her birth.
When Viola was five years old the family moved to a farm near Vale, S.D. She received her grade school education in a little one room country school. She graduated from Newell High School and from Spearfish Normal School, now Black Hills Teacher's College. After teaching several years, Viola took nurses training at Colorado Training School, affiliated with Denver General Hospital. After graduating from nurses training, she worked at a small hospital in Flagler, Colo. It was while there, she met her future husband, Oscar Huber. They were married Oct. 3, 1943, at Vale by Viola's father in the little country church which he pastored for 40 years.
They lived in Arriba, Colo. and Elizabeth, Colo. for 10 years and that was where their three children were born, Norman, Arleen and Rodney.
After moving to Emmett in 1953, Viola worked at Mary Secor Hospital and later at Walter Knox Hospital for many years, retiring in 1977. She had a real love of nursing and the people she worked with.
Viola enjoyed the simpler things in life. She enjoyed sewing and made most of their children's clothing for many years, later she sewed for her grandchildren. She loved to raise a garden and flowers. She spent many hours in God's great outdoors. Her last garden was when she was 99 years old. Part of the joy of raising a garden was sharing with others.
Viola was a member of the First Presbyterian Church; she had taught Sunday school and served as both an Elder and a Deacon.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Oscar; her parents. Martin and Nettie Williamson; brother, William Williamson and his wife Marjorie; brother-in-law, Erwin Nielson; daughter-in-law, Loretta Huber; brother-in-law, Wayne Joyce; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Williamson. She is survived by three children and their families son, Norman Huber and his children, Amelia (Steve) Sears, and their children Anthony, Pat, Cindy Huber and her son Joe; daughter, Arleen Huber and son, Rodney (Lois) Huber and their children, Ashlee (Andy) Bloomquist, Ryan (Lauren) and Ali and her son, Mason; sisters, Mildred Joyce of Issaquah, Wash. and Winnette Nielson of Fort Collins, Colo.; a brother, Daryld Williamson of Vale; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins all who held a special place in Viola's heart.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Emmett or to
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 East Main Street Emmett, ID 83617
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Nov. 9 to Dec. 9, 2012