Ona W. Mayhew,
83, of Greenleaf, and formerly of Wilder, died Friday,
October 16, 1992, at the Nampa hospital.
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 1992, at the
Pastors Kenneth Pitts and Donald Lamm will officiate.
Burial will follow
at the Wilder
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.
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
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
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.