Evelyn Ensley

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Evelyn Pearl Ensley
August 15, 1917 - February 12, 2015
Evelyn Pearl Ensley, 97, of Wilder, died on Thursday, February 12, 2015. Evelyn was born on August 15, 1917 in Ainsworth, Nebraska to Howard and Mamie Shaner. She was the 1st of 11 children. She graduated from Ainsworth High School, NE. She married the love of her life, Everett Ensley on December 12, 1936. They moved to Idaho in 1941, where their love of 78 years of marriage grew strong. Mom stayed at home raising their children while dad was in the US. Army-Air Corps for 4 years. It was a hard life but mom was the kind of person that would never complain.
She loved gardening, attending to flowers, and sewing. She also enjoyed rock hunting and finding those special rocks. Watching birds outside her dining room window was a favorite pastime of hers. She lost herself in her paintings, she'd say "Well, you just put the brush in your fingers and let God show you what needs to be painted, it's really that simple." She was a member of the Rebekahs for many years.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Everett, three sons: Jerry (Margaret) Ensley, Dick (Vivian) Ensley and Bob (Mary Sue) Ensley, a daughter, Linda (Jerry) Collingham, 13 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 33 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers: Kenneth Shaner, Donald Shaner, and Glen Shaner, 3 sisters: Lois Miller, Betty Miller, and a baby sister.
Mom's greatest accomplishments and blessings were her children and grandchildren. She loved each and every one without conditions. Their family and friends celebrated 78 years of marriage on December 12, 2014. Her viewing will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Evelyn's Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Burial will follow at Wilder Cemetery, Wilder, ID. Luncheon will follow at the Homedale Seniors Center in Homedale.
My mother may not leave me A legacy of wealth, Of riches, fame or glamour. Nor never-failing health, No rare outstanding beauty, No power to command, No kind of early glory, Just footprints in life's sand. The world says, "Here, walk this way. The path is smooth and wide." But I walk in her footsteps, Her path is true and tried, I see her joyful radiance, While on this road she trods, I choose to follow mother, Her footsteps lead to God.
Condolences may be given at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 15, 2015