Melva Alice Theobald Harriell, 98, of Idaho Falls, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center from causes incident to age.
Melva was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Hinckley, Utah, to Charles Theobald and Lydia Talbot Theobald. She grew up and attended schools in Hinckley, where she graduated from high school.
On Oct. 12, 1934, she married Everett Ervin Harriell in Blackfoot. She met Everett at the Reed Ranch, where she was helping Mrs. Reed in her daily duties. Together they raised one son, LaDon. Melva and Everett eventually began buying several farms in the New Sweden area. Melva was a wife, mother and homemaker. Their lives centered around working on the farm together. Everett passed away Nov. 9, 2009.
Melva was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed handwork and needlework and created many beautiful works of art. Melva kept an immaculate home and loved her yard and garden.
Melva is survived by her son, Everett LaDon Harriell of Idaho Falls; sister, Norma Stevenson of Bountiful, Utah; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Crystal, Zelma and Cozette; three brothers, Alton, Grant and Wynn; and a great-grandson, Preston Worton.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at Fielding Memorial Park.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Published in Post Register from July 15 to July 17, 2014