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Ida May Hall

October 29, 1930 — January 27, 2024

Ida May Kemp Hall, 93, passed away on January 27, 2024, at the home of her daughter in Shelley, Idaho.

She was born October 29, 1930, in Logan, Utah, to Alma Orland Kemp and Ida Elizabeth Quigley. Her sister, LaReta, followed five years later.

Ida May grew up in Lewiston, Utah. She was quite athletic and especially enjoyed skating. She graduated from North Cache High School, where she played the bassoon in the school band.

Ida May’s parents owned and operated a floral shop and greenhouse in Lewiston. She and her sister spent a lot of time helping. Ida May was very close to her dad, and loved doing anything he was doing. He was good at anything he tried, and she credited him for any skills she possessed. She was not afraid to grab a sledgehammer and knock out a wall if she decided to remodel the house, which she did several times.

She was introduced to her husband, Carl A. Hall, on a blind date—arranged by mutual friends. She was only 17 when they married on September 11, 1948, in Franklin, Idaho. They were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on October 27, 1950.

Life changed dramatically for Ida May after only one year of marriage. On July 29, 1949, Carl was injured in a diving accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Ida May was expecting a child at the time, and three months later, their daughter, Sharron was born. Ida May lovingly cared for Carl for the next 53 years until his passing in 2002.

To find a way to make a living, they went back to what they knew. They heard of an opportunity to open a floral shop in Shelley, Idaho, in 1955. It was very successful, and they ran it for twelve years before it became too physically taxing. At that time Carl had the opportunity to fill the position of Shelley City Clerk. Ida May served as the Deputy Clerk and later also as Treasurer.

The floral was a natural fit for Ida May, both because of her knowledge of the business and because she was also very talented artistically. She was an accomplished oil painter and won quite a few ribbons at the State Fair. She left a large collection of beautiful landscape paintings. She also loved music, especially opera and classical music.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she held various church positions, serving in the Relief Society, as a Primary Teacher, Primary Secretary and Ward Historian. Her favorite calling was Junior Sunday School Coordinator. Carl and Ida May later served a mission at the Idaho Falls Family History Center.

She especially loved it when she had the opportunity to spend time with her four grandchildren and later her four great grandchildren. They had a van modified for Carl to drive, and they enjoyed taking the kids on trips to various places.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharron May (Dennis) Grover of Shelley, Idaho; one sister, LaReta Farnsworth, of St. George, Utah; grandchildren: Rochelle Kaye Grover of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Tawnya Nicky (Aaron) Liljenquist of Roy, Utah, Shane Todd (Dana) Grover of Shelley, Idaho, and Cody Evan (Amanda) Grover of Rigby, Idaho. Great grandchildren: Calob Ethan and Breana Mae Liljenquist of Roy, Utah, and Colby Jay and Raiden Matthew Grover of Shelley, Idaho. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 6th, at Nalder Funeral Home with the burial to follow in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.

The family wishes to express appreciation for the kind, compassionate care she received prior to her passing from her hospice nurse of Hospice of Eastern Idaho.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Nalder Funeral Home, 110 West Oak Street, in Shelley. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 till 7:30 P.M and Tuesday morning from 9:30 till 10:45 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.

Those who would like to participate in the funeral service remotely are invited to view the service on a live broadcast on Nalder Funeral Home’s Facebook page.


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