Carma Greenhalgh Hunt, 86, of St. Anthony, passed away peacefully Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013, at Homestead Assisted Living Center in St. Anthony.
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She was born Jan. 8, 1927, in St. Anthony, Idaho to Leonard and Annie Martha Allen Greenhalgh. She was one of eight children.
As a child she enjoyed swimming in the canals, cooking pork and beans on the canal banks and playing kick the can with her siblings and friends. In the winters, they would wait for a team of horses to come by to hook their sleds on to the wagons and sleigh ride to Wilford, then they would wait for another team of horses to come back from Teton so they could ride the sleigh back to town.
As a young girl she would babysit, do ironing for neighbors, and pick raspberries on seven acres, for only a dollar a week.
Carma met her husband, John, of 60 years, while roller skating at the Del Rio. After that John would ride his horse into St. Anthony from Egin to see Carma at the dances as much as possible. They were married Sept. 8, 1944 in St. Anthony, while John was on a three-day leave during World War II. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Cardston, Alberta Temple on Sept. 12, 1946.
While John was at war, she worked at the Air Force base in Utah. After the war, they returned to live in Wilford where she was a homemaker for several years. Later on they settled in St. Anthony and she worked for many years at the potato processing plant in Lewisville with her older sister, Ardelle, and then together at Roger Brothers in Rexburg, until retirement.
During the summer months, she and John especially enjoyed fishing and camping in Island Park with family, along with being in her garden with all her flowers, and her humming birds.
During the winters, after retirement, they would travel to Yuma, Ariz. Together they looked forward to the warm weather, wonderful friends and especially enjoyed their outings with Pat and Glendon Hunt. Carma and Pat were sisters, and they married John and Glendon, who were brothers. The four of them shared some wonderful memories. They also enjoyed playing bingo, traveling into Mexico and picking lemons and grapefruits on their trees to bring home to everyone back in Idaho.
Carma was a very meticulous housekeeper, an excellent cook and a talented quilt maker. Everyone always looked forward to her homemade chicken and noodles.
She is survived by her five children, Terry (Sharon) Hunt, of Island Park, Idaho, Judy (J) Dopp, of Egin, Idaho, Brad (Tonya) Hunt, of Pocatello, Idaho, Brett (Gigi) Hunt of Pocatello, Idaho, Debra (Chris) Browning of Idaho Falls, Idaho; sister, Pat (Glendon) Hunt of Challis, Idaho; three sisters-in-law, Linda (Duane) Kerbs, Sharlene (Layle) Bergeson and Lorraine (Ken) Sutton, all of Ashton, Idaho, 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John; brothers, Harold, Floyd, and Morris Greenhalgh; and sisters, Ardelle Matthews, Sylvia King and Inez Rice.
The family will visit with friends and family at a viewing on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Bert Flamm Mortuary in St. Anthony (581 E. 1st N.) with private graveside services following at Wilford cemetery.
The family would especially like to thank everyone at the Homestead Assisted Living in St. Anthony and Aspen Home Health and Hospice and Dr. Flint Packer and his staff for the wonderful care and kindness she received in her last six months.
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Feb. 21, 2013
Bert Flamm Mortuary
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