Nellie Haskell

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Nellie Maud Haskett
November 19, 1921 - September 26, 2015
Nellie Maud Haskett was born in Glenwood Township, Phillips County, Kansas on November 19, 1921 and returned to her heavenly father's care September 26, 2015 of natural causes at the Parma Living Center, Parma, Idaho.
In her youth, Nellie experienced both the wonderfulness of life on her parents' Kansas prairie farm as well as the destructive dust bowls caused by the droughts of the thirties.
Nellie married Paul Everett Haskett Sr. on February 20, 1940 at Alma Nebraska and the union lasted for 61 years until Paul's death in 2001. The first two years of married life were spent on cattle ranches in the La Sal Mountains near Moab, Utah where Nellie exhibited her cowgirl and cooking skills. Later Paul and Nellie farmed in the Delta, Colorado area and eventually purchased a farm along the Snake River near Marsing, Idaho where they milked cows, raised cash crops and enjoyed many colorful sunset reflections on the river until their retirement in 1978. Retirement occurred in a home they built near Marsing where fruit trees, pine trees, many flowers and a garden were planted. From this home, trips to Hawaii, Seattle and the East Coast were taken.
Nellie excelled as a green thumb in gardening and in the nurturing of animals which provided their livelihood in farming and in their hobbies in retirement. Her joy in life was providing for her family as she cooked great meals, canned fruit and baked the best pies, cakes and cinnamon rolls anyone has ever tasted.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Sr., her oldest son, Paul Jr., her youngest son Sidney, two brothers Ross and Art, two sisters, Fern Schermerhorn and Hazel Pollard. Nellie is survived by her son James (Jeannie) of Greenleaf, daughter Doris (John) Neil of Marsing, 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, 27 E Owyhee in Homedale, Idaho on Thursday, October 1, 2015 from Noon - 4 PM. A graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Friday October 2, 2015 at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Salvation Army, 1015 E Chicago St, Caldwell, ID 83605 Condolences can be given at

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Flahiff Funeral Chapels Inc
27 E Owyhee Ave
Homedale, ID 83628
(208) 337-3252
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Sept. 30, 2015