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Gayle Mihm


1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Gayle Mihm Obituary
Gayle Mihm, 94, passed away Friday May 13, 2016 in Meridian, Idaho. She was the oldest of six children. She was born February 10, 1922 in Hanna City, Illinois to Robert and Amyne Quick. She joined the Navy in 1942 where she became a WAVE and met the love of her life, Navy Lieutenant Vernon Lawrence Mihm. They met in Washington DC and were married at Navy Chapel Anacostia in Arlington, Virginia on October 7, 1944, before the war had ended. They had one son, Bob, on August 8, 1949.
Shortly after World War II, they settled in Sacramento, California, and together they attended beautician college. She worked as a beautician and pharmacy assistant until they retired. They moved to Blackfoot, Idaho in 1979. She volunteered as a beautician at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot. She and Vernon spent winters in Parker, Arizona, where they made many friends together, and learned to play Texas 84, until Vern passed away on April 4, 1989.
In 94 years of extraordinary life she was part of the Greatest Generation, experienced the Great Depression, WWII, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the creation of TV. Her favorite things were playing pinochle and bingo, dancing, cooking, watching Jeopardy and Lawrence Welk on TV, and family dinners. She never missed "toonie time" drinking her martinis at 5 o'clock every evening. Gayle loved dressing in her red shoes, matching purse, and going to Sunday breakfast. She always wore dangling earrings, rings, bracelets, a classy outfit, and her hair had to be beauty parlor perfect.
Gayle is survived by her son, Robert Lawrence (Marianne) Mihm of Meridian, Idaho; grandchildren Andrea (Rodney) Evans of Boise, Idaho, Brian Mihm of Kuna, Idaho, and Dustin Mihm of Blackfoot, Idaho; great-grandsons, Logan Robert Mihm and Murphy Porter Evans; a sister, Carole (Doug) Brooks of Peoria, Illinois, and a brother, Tom (Linda) Quick of Rockhill, South Carolina.
Published in The Morning News on May 19, 2016
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