Ethel M. Bledsoe O'Hara, 91, of Nampa, died on Tuesday, Nov.
26, 1996, at a Nampa retirement center. Funeral
Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2,
1996, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Pastor Brad
Arnold of the Nampa Bible Church will officiate.
Private family burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial
Ethel M. (Bledsoe)
O'Hara was born on May 27, 1905, in Stahl, Missouri, to Lora
and Lulu Bell (Hedrick) Sharp. She married Lee Bledsoe in
Stahl, MO, where they raised their four boys. Lee and
Ethel farmed in Missouri and he worked for a grocery store.
In 1951 they moved to Idaho. They lived on a farm
below Melba until moving to Nampa in 1971. Lee
preceded her in death on 1973. On Oct. 5, 1974, Ethel
married Robert J. O'Hara and they made their home in Nampa.
Robert preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1992. Ethel
accepted the Lord as her Savior at a young age and attended
the Baptist Church.
Ethel is survived
by a sister, Belva Byers, Colfax, WA; a son, Harvey Bledsoe,
Hermiston, OR; 2 daughters-in-law, Joy and Pat Bledsoe, both
of Nampa; 8 grandsons, Mike and Connie Bledsoe, Larry and
Marie Bledsoe, Lloyd and Joung Bledsoe, Joe Bledsoe, Wendall
Bledsoe and Randy Bledsoe, all of Nampa and Victor and
Gayland Bledsoe, Hermiston, OR; 5 granddaughters, Cheryl and
Tom Huxell, Hermiston, OR, Wilda and Rich Murphy, Salt Lake
City, UT, Sonya and Craig DeBorde, Hayden Lake, ID, Yvonne
and Tom White, Nampa and Harvetta and Bob Gray, Coeur
d'Alene, ID; a sister-in-law, Peggy Sharp in MO; 38
great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren and a
number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by 3 sons, Kenneth, Melvin
and Carlos; a grandson, Steve Bledsoe; a brother, Elmer
Sharp; a sister, Bertha Linhart and a daughter-in-law,
Friends may call at
the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Saturday
and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.