Inez Deon Youngstrom Preslar, 98, of Menan, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at The Gardens Assisted Living Center in Rigby.
She was born March 23, 1915, in Nephi, Utah, to Perry William Tolley and Ella Fowkes Tolley. She loved living in Nephi with her family and going to school.
Later, the family moved to Idaho, where she met Joseph Youngstrom at the Riverside Gardens Dance Hall; it was love at first sight. They were married July 26, 1933, in Rigby; their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They lived and worked on the family farm in Menan, raising six children together.
Inez a is member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved to dance and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was involved with the friendship club, where they quilted, gossiped and had so much fun together. She was also in a pinochle group, where she made many lifelong friends.
She and Joseph served a LDS mission to Many Farms, Ariz. Joseph fell ill and passed away in 1978. She then married Bill Youngstrom; he preceded her in death. She married Gene Preslar; he also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Joan (Lawrence, deceased) Buckland of Sunnydell, Ranae (Walt) Jones of Utah, Ronald (Sharon) Youngstrom of California, Connie (Monte, deceased) Windmiller of Ammon, Linda (Jim) Olson of Boise and Marva (Fred) Hicks of Rigby; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren, who she loved very much.
Inez was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Joseph Youngstrom; husbands, Bill Youngstrom and Gene Preslar; six brothers; two sisters; two grandsons; and one granddaughter.
The family extends a special thank you to Hearts of Hospice and The Gardens of Rigby for their loving care. We will miss her bright sunny smile and cute songs.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Annis-Little Butte Cemetery, with Bishop Vance Nelson conducting. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to services at Eckersell Memorial Chapel, 101 W. Main St. in Rigby.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.eckersellfuneralhome.com.