Nina Firth, 88, of Rexburg, died Monday, May 26, 2014. She was born Oct. 1, 1925, in Rexburg, Idaho, to Earl and Cora Lucy Arnold Bowen. Nina moved to Wilson when she was 6 years old. The family moved back to Rexburg when she started school. She married William Firth on July 28, 1942.
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The day after they were married, Bill was shipped off to Army basic training. During his absence, their first daughter, Jeanene, was born. Upon Bill's return, they moved out to Thornton and started farming on the Firth homestead. Life on the farm included three more children, Earlene, Lamont and Kenneth. The family spent many years working and enjoying the land.
Nina loved to quilt, do yard work and garden. Bill passed away in 1988; Nina sold the farm and moved to Idaho Falls for 12 years and back to Rexburg for the remaining time.
Nina is survived by her children, Jeanene (Brent) Hensley, of Rexburg, Idaho; Earlene (Kent) Mickelsen, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; Lamont Firth, of St. Anthony, Idaho; Kenneth Firth, of Thornton, Idaho, as well as 12 grandchildren, 20 grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Flamm Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Friday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and from noon to 1 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Sutton Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to www.flammfh.com.
Flamm Funeral Home
61 North First East
Rexburg, ID 83440
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on May 29, 2014