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Information for Ona Weeks Mayhew
21 September, 1909 16 October, 1992
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
19 October, 1992

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Ona Mayhew

    Ona W. Mayhew, 83, of Greenleaf, and formerly of Wilder, died Friday, October 16, 1992, at the Nampa hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 1992, at the Greenleaf Friends Church.  Pastors Kenneth Pitts and Donald Lamm will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Wilder Cemetery.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Ona was born September 21, 1909, at Wessington Springs, South Dakota, the daughter of Fred and Olive Weeks.  She was reared and educated at Wessington Springs.  She married Terry Mayhew, July 3, 1929, at Rapid City, South Dakota.  They moved from Custer, South Dakota, to Idaho in 1946, settling in the Wilder area.  After the death of her husband in 1979 she moved to Greenleaf, Idaho, where she resided until her death.
    Ona devoted her married life to her husband and children, making her home an enjoyable place for their family and friends.
    From 1979 to 1989, Ona was a dedicated volunteer with R.S.V.P., working in the first grade with Lois Smith, in Wilder and Greenleaf elementary schools.  The children loved her as she gave each one TLC.  When her health began to fail, she continued volunteer work in her home; grading papers, cutting soup labels and creating art work.
    She enjoyed church activities, her family and friends, camping and riding the four-wheeler behind her son-in-law.
    Ona was a birthright member of Harmony Friends Church of Wessington Springs, South Dakota, and at the time of her death, she was a devoted member of Greenleaf Friends Church.
    Ona is survived by one son, Terry D. Mayhew of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Mary Carver of Wilder; a daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Charles Pemberton of Greenleaf; one sister, Stella Horsley of Spearfish, South Dakota; a brother-in-law, Elmer Samson of Boise; twenty grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews; and two very dear friends who were like children to her, Clair and Lois Smith.
    She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Terry Mayhew; a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Marie; three sisters; one brother; and her daughter-in-law, Carol Mayhew.
    Her family would like to recognize the courage and inspiration Ona has given them and will continue to give them after her four-year battle with cancer.
    Her family suggests that memorials be made to the Greenleaf  Friends Academy or to M.S.T.I. West in Nampa.
    Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell until 8 p.m. today and at the Greenleaf Friends Church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time.

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