Lida Hale, 97, of Pingree, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at The Emerald House in Blackfoot from causes incident to age.
Lida was born Nov. 28, 1915, in Thomas, Idaho, to Jacob L. VanOrden and Wilhelmina Steubesand.
She was raised in Thomas and graduated from Thomas High School in 1933. She then attended Idaho State University in Pocatello and studied home economics.
On Nov. 28, 1934, Lida married Calvin Leroy Hale in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in numerous callings, including as Relief Society president and Primary president and in the Sunday school.
Lida was a wonderful homemaker. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting, reading, knitting, cooking, crocheting and gardening. She was also a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
Lida is survived by her children, Lawana (Jay) Cornelison of Pingree, Leroy (Carolyn) Hale of Arizona City, Ariz. (currently serving a mission in Zimbabwe, Africa), Alden (Glenna) Hale of Pingree, Rochelle (Roy) Welty of Centerville, Utah (currently serving a mission in Ukraine), Kaylen (Von) Mecham of Pingree and Ramona (Jim) Randall of Riverside; daughter-in-law, Ima Hale of Pingree; brothers, Rulon VanOrden, Maurice VanOrden and Wayne VanOrden; sister, Carol Fields; 35 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Calvin; son, Mark; brothers, Melvin, Phillip and Horace VanOrden; sisters, Macksene VanOrden and an infant baby girl; grandson, Kurt; and great-grandson, Kurtis.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Pingree LDS church. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. in Blackfoot, and Wednesday for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow in Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condol ences@hawkerfuneral home.com.