Hilda Smith, 89, of Wendell, Idaho, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding.
Hilda was born Feb. 19, 1921, in Moore, Idaho, the daughter of Roy C. and Evelyn Swasey Pearson. On Feb. 19, 1939, she married Harold E. Smith and also graduated from high school.
They lived and farmed in Jerome for five years and in 1943 moved on to a farm and ranch west of Darlington, Idaho. In 1974, they moved up Antelope Creek and ranched there until ill health forced Harold to retire in 1999. At that time, they moved to Wendell to be near their daughter, Naoma. Harold preceded Hilda in death in 2003.
Survivors include her children, Sheila (Lyle) Roberts of Idaho Falls, Naoma Bitton of Wendell, Paula (Gene) Davies of Arco, Trilby McAffee of Moore, Janet (James) Rowe of Aberdeen and Harold "Jr." (JoEllen) of Rigby. Also surviving are many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; as well as two sisters, Bunny Smith of Mackay and Jean Andersen of Lost River.
Hilda was preceded in death by a son, Harlan; a daughter, Hala; four sisters; and one brother.
Memorial services for Hilda Smith will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 9, in the Mackay Community Church, with Pastor Clint Highley officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery. No viewing is planned.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hove Robertson Funeral Chapel in Jerome.
The family suggests memorials to either the Mackay Emergency Medical Technicians or the Arco Emergency Medical Technicians.
Hilda's last wish was to thank those who chose to spend some time with her.
God is good.
Published in Post Register on Oct. 8, 2010