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Ruth Kearsley

August 19, 1920 — March 21, 2011

Ruth H. Kearsley, 90, of Idaho Falls died March 21, 2011, at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. She was born August 19, 1920 in Newdale, Idaho, the daughter of Teancum William and Verna Archibald Heward. When she was four she moved to victor. She grew up there and graduate from Victor High in 1937. She lived the rest of her life until 2006 when she moved to Idaho Falls living at the Fairwinds Retirement Community. She married Lynn S. Kearsly in 1938 in the Logan L.D.S. Temple. They have been married 72 years. When Lynn was drafted in 1944 she became acting Postmaster in Victor. She continued to work at the Post Office for many years. They owned Lynn's Market which operated until 1971. She loved to read, crochet, quilt, do word puzzles, and was an excellent cook. She was compassionate and caring for many elderly people in Victor. She gave her time and means to make sure they had a pie, a loaf oh bread, or a plate of cookies. They loved to camp and ride horses in the mountains surrounding Teton Valley. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary serving in many capacities. She attended Girls State for 25 years serving as Director for 3 years. She was on the Girls Nation Staff for 3 years and was National Western Division Vice President. She was an active member of the LDS Church serving in all of the organization. She and Lynn served a mission to Hawaii from 1993-1995. She is survived by her husband, Lynn, five children: Steven (Norma Jean) Kearsley of Philomath, OR; Elaine (Ernest) Jensen of Idaho Falls, ID; LaDene (Boyd) Wiese of Ucon, ID; David (Kenna) Kearsley of Victor, ID and Kim (Toni) of Delta, UT, 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Elise Jacobs, and brothers Glen and Jack Heward.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the Victor L.D.S. Church conducted by Bishop David Kearsley. A visitation will be on Friday from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M. and then from 9 - 10:45 prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be in the Victor Cemetery.

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