Ida Mae Cyphert (1933 - 2018)

  • "Jim, sorry to hear about Ida. You are in our prayers. ..."

April 21, 1933 -

August 28, 2018

Ida passed away August 28, 2018 at the age of 85. She was born to Bell and Blanch Creed in Kearney, Missouri and eventually moved to Tacoma, Washington with her parents as her father was transferred while in the service.

She is survived by her husband, Jim, to whom she was married for over 63 years. Other family members include: Scott and wife, Marla; daughter, Terry, and husband, Ron; and grandchildren: Jessica and Jason. After meeting Jim while ice skating they married and moved to Springfield after Jim's discharge from the service.

She loved square dancing, spending 41 years in the activity and making countless friends as she and her husband taught many folks to dance. Ida had a special affection for outdoor life activities; hunting, fishing, traveling and camping. She was elated when daughter, Terry, and son-in-law, Ron, could join her on hunting trips. She delighted in exploring old back roads and trails anxious to see whatever nature offered. Ida was recognized as an outstanding quilt-maker, most of which she gave to family and friends. Many of her life's highlights came from her trips to Alaska to visit her son and family living in Juneau. She and her husband drove the Alcan Highway twice, traveled the Inland Passage on the Matanuska Ferry and later on a cruise ship. She caught numerous salmon and halibut and they were always the biggest! Ida was one of those most memorable people, blessed with quick laughter, a quick wit and an endless love of meeting and making new friends. She will always be remembered for her congeniality, her unbounded desire to be of help to others and her compassion toward making every day something special.

There will be a family and friends Memorial of Love and Happiness for Ida at the residence 2494 38th St., Springfield, anytime from 1:30-4:30 Sunday, September 9th.,

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Sept. 4, 2018