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Rhoda Wayne Smith

Rhoda Wayne Smith

Female 1919 - 2011  (92 years)

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  • Name Rhoda Wayne Smith 
    Born 6 May 1919  Saint Anthony, Fremont, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried Oct 2011  Teton-Newdale Cemetery, Teton, Fremont, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 4 Oct 2011  Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • Rhoda 'Wayne' Howes Obituary

      PHOENIX, Ariz. -Rhoda "Wayne" Howes, 92, passed away peacefully in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 4, 2011, due to causes incident to age.

      Wayne was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and one granddaughter. She is survived by brother, Frank Potter (Wanda) of St. Anthony, Idaho; son, Barry Howes (Mary Ellen) of Richland, Wash.; son, Joel Howes (Mary) of Murray, Utah;, daughter, Julie Irwin (Roy) of Glendale, Ariz.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

      Wayne was born on May 6, 1919, to Ivie Thompson Smith. Her father, Wayne Smith, of the Smith family who homesteaded 480 acres in Lamont, Idaho, died in November 1918, in the flu epidemic. In 1923, Ivie married Lewis Potter; in 1936, they settled on a farm in Wilford.

      Wayne graduated valedictorian in 1937, from Sugar Salem High School, where she met her husband-to-be, Boyd Howes.

      After working in Idaho Falls, Salt Lake City, Lindon, Utah, and while working in the San Fernando Valley, Wayne reconnected with Boyd, who was working in LA, to attend several famous big band dances.

      They were married on July 11, 1939. They moved to Arizona for two years, then to Pocatello, Idaho.

      After retiring from IB&T, where she worked as a teller and also in their finance department, she and Boyd became "snowbirds," wintering in Arizona, then moved permanently in 2001. Boyd and Wayne were married 67 years before Boyd passed away December 29, 2006.

      Wayne loved to play bridge, golf, tennis and downhill ski. She became a loyal tennis fan for the remainder of her life.

      Wayne was loved and admired by family, friends and co-workers. She will be dearly missed.

      A private family gathering was held at Hansen Chapel in Phoenix on October 8. An informal memorial will be held on October 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Teton Cemetery, Teton, Idaho.

      Published in Idaho State Journal on October 15, 2011
    Person ID I133764  7_families
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2011 

    Family Boyd Huggard Howes,   b. 11 Jul 1915, Newdale, Fremont, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 2006  (Age 91 years) 
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F48331  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 May 1919 - Saint Anthony, Fremont, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Oct 2011 - Teton-Newdale Cemetery, Teton, Fremont, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Oct 2011 - Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Link to Google Earth
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