Nora Steinman (1922 - 2016)

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  • "I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Pearl. She took care..."
    - Colleen Hawes
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Nora Pearl (Moore, Jenkins, Westphal) Steinman
January 9, 1922 - September 16, 2016
Nora Pearl "Pearl" Steinman passed away of natural causes on Friday, September 16, 2016 in Boise, Idaho. She was in the care of her loving family and the staff of the Apex Care Center.
Pearl Steinman was born Nora Pearl Moore in Buffalo, Missouri on January 9, 1922 to Raymond Moore and Permelia Mabel Holt Moore. She was the youngest of five children that included: Claude Moore, Bonnie Moore Shelton, Clyde Moore, and George Moore.
She graduated from Boise High School in 1940 and later graduated from Boise Business College. She was active in high school talent shows and theatrical productions. She worked as a secretary to the Nampa Chamber of Commerce and Jones-Claiborne Insurance.
During World War II, she was a member of the Minute Maids of Boise selling war bonds. She was also active and held a life membership in the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, and served as President of the Auxiliary. She served for several years as a member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority for the Snake River Stampede rodeo. She was a member of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed serving for over 25 years as the Director of the Care House for the First Church. In 2004, she was honored by being selected as Nampa Citizen of the Year by the Mayor and City Council of Nampa, Idaho.
Pearl married Fred C. Jenkins on May 24, 1944, in Boise, Idaho. Fred served as a Lieutenant and pilot for the Army Air Corps, Eighth Army, and European Theatre. They had four children: Jeffrey Craig, Jamie Christine, Charles Edward, and, Fred Brian (Fritz). Nora Pearl was blessed with seven Jenkins grandchildren: Sara Christine, Nora Kelsie Lorraine (Conger), Selby June Marie, Charles Edward (III), Chloe Robyn , Shelby Briane, and Micah Elliott. After Fred's death, she married Carl Westphal.
After Carl's death, she married Warren Steinman in 2005. Pearl and Warren spent six wonderful years together traveling in their motor home throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Pearl was very active even into her later years. She loved fishing, golfing, tennis and was a championship bowler during the fifties and sixties in Nampa, Idaho. She loved rooting for her children and grandchildren in their sports and academic activities. She especially enjoyed her companionship and golf games with Avis, her friend from the third grade until Avis's death in 2015. She also enjoyed spending time and golfing with longtime friend, Faith Fastabend.
She is survived by her children Jamie (Tom) Shropshire, Charles (Sherry) and Fritz (Traci), her grandchildren, her niece, Carolyn Shelton Lukson, Colleen Hawes, her nephews Vernon Moore and Denny Shelton.
She is predeceased by her husbands Fred Jenkins, Carl Westphal, and Warren Steinman, and her parents, her siblings, and her son, Jeffrey Jenkins.
A memorial service is on Sunday, October 23rd. from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene at 601 16th. Avenue S. in Nampa, Idaho. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pearl's name to the First Church Care House. We wish to thank all the staff at the Apex Center in Boise for their care and assistance.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Oct. 16, 2016