|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 2011|
Wanda May Bainbridge Brown Heimbuck, age 89, went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Heritage of Bridgeport. Her funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at the Bridgeport Church of Christ, where she was a member, with Pastor Jonathan Seng officiating. Interment will follow at the Oregon Trail Memorial Cemetery at Bridgeport. Memorials in honor of Wanda Brown Heimbuck may be made to the Bridgeport Church of Christ. Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home in Bridgeport on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and at the church prior to the funeral service. Her obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.
Wanda was the oldest of five children born to Iva (Gross) and Forrest Bainbridge. She was born March 25, 1922 at Weiser, Idaho, north of Manns Creek, where she would be raised. She attended school and graduated from Deer Creek, School District 27, Weiser, Idaho.
Wanda married Arthur Donald Brown on March 12, 1939, at Weiser, Idaho. They moved back to Bridgeport shortly thereafter. To this union two children were born, Patricia Mae and Delmer Paul. Wanda, Donald and their children were all baptized together on March 21, 1954 at the Church of Christ in Bayard, Neb. Wanda and Donald farmed in the Bridgeport and Bayard area all their lives. She made many friends wherever she lived. Once a friend, it was for a lifetime.
She was an excellent cook and homemaker. No one ever left her home hungry. She loved her entire family dearly and always thanked GOD for the family that she had. She enjoyed working side by side with her family on the farm; raising beets, corn, beans, hay, cattle and pigs. She always looked on the bright side even when things didn't go as planned. She was a true optimist.
They farmed until sickness forced them to retire and move into Bridgeport in 1978. She had a large lawn and flowerbeds that she kept well manicured. She always had a large group of various flowers. There were many fishing trips. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Donald passed away in 1980.
Wanda married Harry Heimbuck in December of 1982 in Emmett, Idaho. They moved back to Bridgeport and made many trips to Idaho to visit family and friends until Harry's death in 1991.
Wanda is survived by son Delmer Paul (June) Brown of Bridgeport, son in law Larry Jones of Sidney, Neb., step son Roger (Fayne) Heimbuck of Emmett, Idaho; step daughters Cathy Vicken of Boise, Idaho and Connie (Bob) Bruner of Emmett, Idaho; brother Gene Bainbridge of Ontario, Ore; sister Alberta Donaldson of Lebanon, Ore.; brother in law Marvin Holcomb of Algona, Wash.; sisters in law Evaletta Brown of Placerville, Calif. and Jane Brown of Gering, Neb. She has five grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren, 18 step great grandchildren, three step great great grandchildren and nieces and nephews to numerous to mention.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Patricia Jones, husbands Donald Brown and Harry Heimbuck, step son Gary (Butch) Heimbuck and sisters Ethel Holcomb and Millie Meredith.
She will be sadly missed by family, friends and everyone that knew her. Published in The Star-Herald from October 23 to October 28, 2011
Oregon Trail Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: David Ewing
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79471032
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