Eloise Raleigh

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Eloise Marie "Tootie" Raleigh
April 21, 1956 - October 12, 2016
Eloise Marie King Raleigh, better known to her friends as Tootie, passed away in her sleep Wednesday night. She is singing with the angels and telling corny jokes to whoever will listen. Best of all, she is pain- free and not having to carry her oxygen tank with her. Tootie was born in Whittier, Alaska before it was a state, to Earl Michie and Lois J. King. The family moved to Bremerton, Washington, where she attended Crown Hill Elementary, Coontz Junior High, and West Bremerton High School.
She met and married James Raleigh and lived with him in Bremerton until his death in 1986. She then moved to Idaho to be near her family. She had one son, Michael, who was her pride and joy.
Tootie tried several different occupations; she ran a child care business in Bremerton, WA, managed the Tuxedo Place in Caldwell, and worked for Assisting Hands in Boise. She enjoyed fitting young people in tuxedos for the prom and weddings. If the people could not get to her, she would go to them. At times customers would invite her to the prom and weddings to make sure the youngsters were wearing the clothing properly and to enjoy the festivities. She also enjoyed working at Assisting Hands and caring for the elderly. She would go above and beyond the call of duty. She would stop by, visit with them, and take them to the store or whatever she could do to make their life a little easier. She did a lot of this on her own time. She also worked for Nichols as manager of store demonstrations. She did an awesome job and her employees enjoyed working for her.
Tootie enjoyed life and had a heart of gold. She would do anything for anyone even if it meant going without herself. She has a collection of Teddy Bears and was going to donate them to the Fire Department. She enjoyed playing games, traveling, flowers, people and her pets. She also liked to crochet and make things for her friends and family. Ann Rule was her favorite author and she has the whole collection of her books.
Tootie is survived by her Son, Michael; granddaughter Kali Raleigh; grandson Jimmy Raleigh and granddaughter Chi Raleigh. She is also survived by her parents, Lois and Michie King, sister Rhonda Allen and brother Edward King. She had many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
You are dearly missed but we know you are in a better place and pain free.
Memorial services will be November 5, 2016 at Valley Church at 2:00 P.M. 2900 Life Way, Caldwell, Id. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Idaho Humane Society, 4775 Dorman Street, Boise, ID, 83705. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Nov. 1, 2016