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Mary Evelyn Rowbury

January 11, 1919 — October 8, 2008

Mary "Evelyn" Eaton Rowbury, 89 of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away at the Good Samaritan on Wednesday, October 8, 2008.

She was born January 11, 1919, the 6


of 13 children of Zera Eaton and Alice Bertha Starkie Eaton in Shelley.

She was affectionately known as “Sis” to her family.

While growing up, she helped her family and held various jobs in the Shelley area.

She picked potatoes to pay for her clothes and worked in the Library on Main Street.

In 1938, she graduated from Shelley High School.

In the spring of 1938, she was working with her family at Sheep Creek near Del, Montana sheering sheep.

Deloy “Dee” Rowbury proposed to her and they returned to Shelley to get married on June 30


, 1938.

    Together Dee and Evelyn raised 4 children, Darral, Dee, Eddie, and Bernae.

They worked in the potato and timber industries throughout the Snake River Valley.

The family spent many summers in

the Island Park area.

She was a member of the LDS Church.

She enjoyed dancing, sewing, and reading.

Dancing was her true love.

She spent as much time as she could in the Island Park area and loved the pine trees.

One of her greatest joys was her extended family, from her children to her great grandchildren.

She especially loved holding the new additions to the family.

Survivors include her sons, Darral (Charlotte) Rowbury of Sioux City, Iowa, Eddie (JoAnn) Rowbury of Wilford, Idaho, and daughter, Bernae (Randall) Wilding of Idaho Falls, Idaho; 14 Grandchildren, 31 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild.

Siblings, Leland Eaton, Joe (Sharlene) Eaton, and Mabel Cannon, all of Shelley, Idaho, Jack (Rayceal) Eaton of Boise, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dee; son Dee; her parents; six brothers and two sisters.

Her family would like to express their appreciation to Good Samaritan Society of Idaho Falls, Hospice of Eastern Idaho, and Idaho Home Health and Hospice for the support and loving care they provided to Mom.

Funeral services will be at 11am Monday, October 13


, 2008 at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 W Oak St, Shelley, Idaho, with Lynn Beck, officiating.

The family will meet with friends from 9:30AM to 10:40AM before services at Nalder Funeral Home.

Internment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Mom asked that donations be made to the Good Samaritan Society of Idaho Falls -

840 E Elva St, Idaho Falls, ID 83401.

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