Erma "JoAnn" Baxter

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Erma "JoAnn" Baxter, 77, of Rigby, died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
JoAnn was born Oct. 14, 1935, at Rigby, Idaho, a daughter to Harry Richard Lee and Erma Theora Hebdon Lee. She attended Rigby schools, graduating from Rigby High School. She played clarinet in the Rigby High School Band.
She married Hyrum Forrest Baxter Oct. 22, 1955, in Rigby, Idaho. She worked for J.C. Penny Co. in Rigby and Idaho Falls, and at Broulim's bakery in Rigby until she retired. She was a member of the LDS Church. She enjoyed bowling and was active with her husband in the Rigby Bowling League. She also bowled in the Rexburg League. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, camping and fishing with her family and road trips with her husband, Hy.
She is survived by two daughters, Terrsa Flug, of Joshua Tree, Calif., and Shelly (Robert) Boyce, of Dutch Harbor, Alaska; a son, Stephen L. Baxter, of Idaho Falls; a brother, Terry (Carol) Lee, of Idaho Falls; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Hy., one sister, one daughter, and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held for JoAnn and Hy on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Eckersell Memorial Chapel in Rigby. The family will visit with friends on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rigby Pioneer Cemetery.
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"Hy" Baxter

The funeral for "Hy" Baxter that was scheduled for Tuesday, will be moved to Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. The funeral for "Hy" will be held in conjunction with his wife, JoAnn Baxter's funeral.
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Eckersell Funeral Home
101 West Main St.
Rigby, ID 83442
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Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Feb. 12, 2013
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