Elizabeth Braden

Hulda Elizabeth Braden, 91, Payette, died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at the Capitol Care Center, Boise. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens, Boise. The Rev. David Lawson of the First Baptist Church, Payette, will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

William E. Stewart

William E. Stewart, 92, Ontario, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2002, at the First Church of the Nazarene, Ontario, under the direction of Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette.

Marjorie Weygandt

Marjorie Weygandt, 86, Ontario, died Thursday, May 9, 2002. Services pending, Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario.


Werry Butler

Oct. 12, 1916 - May 9, 2002

Margie Dawn Werry Butler, 85, Ontario, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at home surrounded by her nine children, and many of her grandchildren, after a brief illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, at the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1705 N.W. Fourth Ave., Ontario. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery, Vale, at the Butler family plot.

A viewing for family and friends will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2002, at Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario, and one hour prior the funeral service.

Margie was born in Bellevue, Blaine County, Idaho, Oct. 12, 1916, to Ezra Joseph (Joe) and Dot Allred Werry. She grew up in southern Idaho, living in Carey, Jerome and Eden. Her high school years were in Eden and it was there that she met Ross E. Butler, in November 1933. After graduation from high school in 1935, she attended one year at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The following year she attended art school at the University of Utah.

Sept. 19, 1937, she was married to Ross E. Butler in Moscow, Latah County, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple March 18, 1940.

Margie's interests have always been her family of nine children, her husband, her friends and serving others. She loved Scouting, backpacking, camping and gardening (especially flowers). She was an accomplished pianist, loved singing, writing in her daily journal, archeology, rock hounding, art, reading and loved to travel.

Margie was a very active member the LDS church. She served in the Nyssa Stake Relief Society Presidency, taught cultural refinement, Spiritual Living, was a visiting teacher in her ward, and taught Sunday school for many years. During 1988 to 1989, she and Ross served for 13 months in the California Fresno Mission.

Margie lived for her family, dedicating her life to them. She never missed sending a card to each member of the family for their birthdays and wedding anniversaries. She was always so grateful for everything she had in her life. She was generous, patient and a gentle peacemaker. She will be dearly missed by the many people who love her.

During the last week of her illness all nine of her children returned home, where they, and Pathway Hospice cared for her. Often the children would surround her bed and sing songs of love to her. On the wall above her bed was a large picture of Margie and Ross with their nine children taken in the Boise Temple Nov. 24, 2001, which was the culmination of Margie's life work.

Margie is survived by her loving husband, Ross E. Butler, Ontario; all nine of her children, Ross E. Jr. "Rusty" (Danielle), Orem, Utah, Nancy, Redmond, Bob (Sandy), Vale, Tom (Darlene), Ontario,

MaryAnne (Marlowe) Ashton, Orem, Utah, Paul (Terrilyn), Fruitland, Susan (Gary) McCarney, Payette, Edith (Lee) Lowe, Imbler, and Martha "Marty" (Brian) Rudd, Brentwood, Calif.; 55 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Harry "Red" and wife, Gladys Darlene "Pat" Werry, Gresham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, David Werry; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The Butler family would like to express their gratitude to Pathway Hospice for their tender care of Margie during her last two weeks of life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Primary Children's Medical Center, through Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be e-mailed to


Francis Hardman

June 10, 1900 - May 6, 2002

Eugenia Francis Hardman, 101, Jordan Valley, died Monday, May 6, 2002, in a Nampa care center of natural causes. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, 2002, at Jordan Valley Cemetery, Jordan Valley. Arrangements under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

Eugenia was born June 10, 1900, near Jordan Valley to Jeremiah and Mary Fenwick Shea. She was raised in Jordan Valley and attended schools there. Eugenia married Thomas Hardman in 1923, in Baker City. They made their home in Baker City until moving to Jordan Valley in 1928. In 1935, she and Tom moved to Nevada City, Calif. In 1952, they moved to Death Valley, Calif. returning to Jordan Valley in 1960, after Tom retired from mining.

Eugenia is survived by two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two nieces, Jerri Uranga, Nampa, and Colleen Skaggs, Caldwell; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom; son, Guy Brooks; three brothers; and five sisters.


(Boots) Todd

Dec. 15, 1921 - May 6, 2002

Alberta (Boots) Todd, 80, Weiser, died Monday, May 6, 2002, in a Weiser care center. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2002, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Weiser. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home, Weiser.

Alberta was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Blackfoot, Idaho, the daughter of Albert and Evelyn Platner Dunagan. As an infant she moved with her family to Whitefish, Mont., where she was raised and educated, graduating from high school in 1939. While attending Washington State College, she met George Mathew Todd and they were married Dec. 23, 1944, in San Luis Obispo., Calif.

She then graduated from Washington State College as a certified teacher. After George returned from the service the couple taught in several areas moving to Kalispell, Mont., for a while. In 1958, they moved to Weiser where they both taught in the school district, retiring there.

She enjoyed working with and teaching all the young students she had. She kept busy reading, working crossword puzzles and traveling. She also enjoyed music, dancing, being involved with Eastern Star and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, her church and especially her grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi, all in Weiser.

Survivors include her daughter, Terry Todd, Weiser; son, Michael and his wife, Friede Todd and their children, Christopher, Angela and Mathew, all of Covington, Wash.; brother, John and his wife, Beth Dunagan, Whitefish; niece, Laurie Olson, Missoula, Mont.; and a nephew, Jeff Dunagan, Spokane, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Mathew Todd; and infant daughter, Carol Jo Todd.

The family suggest memorials be made in her name to the George and Alberta Todd Scholarship Fund, Weiser Education Foundation, 925 Pioneer Rd., Weiser, ID 83672, or to a favorite charity.

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