Loraine Neibaur (1914 - 2015)

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Loraine G. Neibaur
October 13, 1914 - September 12, 2015
Loraine was born October 13, 1914 in Weiser, Idaho to Earl Wayne McConnel and Leora Juliette Gile McConnel. She moved to Boise in 1926 and attended Central School, where she first laid eyes on the handsome blonde boy who would become her husband and lifelong companion. Loraine studied vocal music in Boise as a young woman and was slated to receive further training in Italy in 1932 but the rise and political drama of Benito Mussolini halted that plan. She attended the University of Idaho and the College of Idaho before her marriage to Richard Norman Neibaur on July 4, 1934. They celebrated 72 years of marriage before his death on December 28, 2006. A daughter, Norma (Jerry) Jaeger and son, Dennis (Cindy) Neibaur were born and remained Loraine's pride and joy throughout her life. Loraine graduated from Boise Junior College and taught 5th grade at Cole Elementary School before joining the Idaho Department of Law Enforcement where she became the Assistant Director of the Safety Responsibility Division. She later joined the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare where she worked until retirement. After retiring she volunteered with the Idaho Commission for the Blind, reading the Statesman for broadcast. She dearly loved to travel and adored her trips to the Oregon Coast, British Columbia and Thompson Falls Montana, Savanah Georgia, Niagara Falls and the east coast, and to Washington D.C. She clearly remembered and often retold her experience of the Amtrak derailment in remote Montana, after which she overcame her fear of flying. Throughout her life her family was her passion. She has three much-loved grandchildren, Tamara Renee Jaeger (Tom) Castoe, Brian (Amanda) Neibaur and Curtis (Marci) Neibaur. She is also survived by four great grandchildren and two great-great granddaughters. Among her many friends, Mary and Gary Linkous, her niece Jane Jones, Kathy Conlin and her sister Susan, Judy Fisher, and Anne Church blessed her life in uncountable ways. She loved her cozy home at Grace Assisted Living in Meridian and treasured the kindness of their amazing staff, who also became her friends. At her request, no service will be held but memorial donations in her name may be made to the Melba Senior Center and Meridian Senior Center, places of many happy afternoons, or to A Better Way Memorial Fund of the First Choice Hospice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.cloverdalefuneralhome.com

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Sept. 15, 2015