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Elva May Ambrosek

January 4, 1945 — May 15, 2014

Elva May Ambrosek was born on the 4


of January, 1945 to Melvin and Elva Hunter of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Elva May was the youngest of five children with one brother and three sisters. As the youngest child she had a special friendship with many of her nieces and nephews.

Elva May grew up in Idaho Falls on Holmes Ave where she had many adventures with her sister Valene. During her teen years she worked at Woolworths snack counter and the A&W drive-in where she met many people.

At the young age of 15, she lost her father and spent the following years with her mother prior to her marriage.

She was a great support for her mother and provided loving care to her as she battled Alzheimer’s disease in her later years.

Elva May graduated from Idaho Falls High. Upon completing High School, she attended Ricks College for two years and eventually went to work for the INL. She was quite successful there as it was there where she met the love of her life, Richard Ambrosek and began building a big and wonderful family. They were married on May 2, 1969 at the home of her sister Lorraine in Ririe, Idaho and they spent 45 wonderful years together.

They were sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple for time and eternity February 1971. During the course of those 45 years Mom had a love of handiwork making many beautiful

quilts, and crocheted items for family, friends, and those in need.

Their married life began on Shasta St. in Idaho Falls where they started their family with four children, the following two arrived after their move to the New Sweden Highway, where they spent the next 36 years. Elva May had a gigantic heart and was active in supporting her children through their many school and church activities. She also actively served those in need as they came to her attention. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had many callings that she enjoyed. She enjoyed the associations and friendships that came with these callings. As her children grew and married, she was blessed with sixteen grandchildren who she loved dearly and brought her a lot of joy.

She was a friend to many and enjoyed visiting with her many friends.

On May 15


after having recently seen all of her family, Mom left us to join those members of her family who have preceded her in death: her parents Melvin and Elva Hunter, her brother Floyd Hunter and her sister Valene Foster. She is survived by her husband Richard G. Ambrosek her six children Christie Hunter (Greg) of Melba, Gary (Angie) of Nampa, Tiffnee Hurst (Scott) of Shelley, David of Berlin,

Germany, James (Michelle) of Fort Collins, Colorado, Richard of Grace, and sixteen grandchildren, her sister Lorraine Simmons of Idaho Falls and her sister

Ruth (Kay) Schwartzman

of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mom will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at the Woodville First Ward, 1555 N 700 E in Shelley.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 till 8:30 p.m. at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 West Oak Street, in Shelley and Tuesday morning from 9:30 till 10:40 a.m. at the church.  Burial will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.

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