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Elouise McBride, 94 of Thomas, Idaho, passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2016 at her home.
She was born in Thomas, Idaho on Jan. 20, 1922 to William Henry Thomas and Martha Caroline Fjelsted. She attended Thomas High School where she played on the basketball team.
She married Grant Wells McBride on Jan. 18, 1938 in Rexburg, Idaho. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on May 31, 1987.
During WWII she and her husband worked at the Moore Dry Dock building and welding transport ships during the war. 
Elouise was a elementary school teacher in Pingree for more than 35 years. She was very dedicated to teaching and tutoring others during her entire life.
She was a member of the LDS Church. She held many callings including, Relief Society President, primary coordinator, she worked with the youth in mutual for more than 20 years, and was called to serve a mission at the age of 71 in Cape Town, South Africa.
She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed quilting. Elouise loved to read and was a faithful reader of the scriptures. She was a wonderful cook and always opened her home to others who were always welcome in her home.
She is survived by her children, Judith (Calvin) Leavitt, Roger (Toni) McBride, Kristine McBride, Ramon Travis Osborne McBride 28 grandchildren 67 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Grant Wells McBride, her son Gregory, her parents William and Martha Thomas, her infant twin brothers William Thomas and David Thomas, her siblings Daniel D. Thomas, Marie Thomas Covington, Helen Thomas, and Maxine May Cushman. 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday Oct. 27 at the Thomas LDS Church, 101 N 900 W. Family and friends will gather for a viewing Wednesday the night before from 6-8 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will follow the services at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuenralhome.com In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Perpetual Education or the Humanitarian Fund.
Published in The Morning News on Oct. 25, 2016
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