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Ida Mae "Impy" Pickering Weir
Birth: May 12, 1914
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 2002
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

You're timeless to me...

Impy is the the granddaugher of British immigrant Edward E Pickering (b. 1868) and Maine native Gertrude A Pickering (1868 - 1847).

The daughter of Herbert E Pickering (1890 - 1957) and Merle Marie Prewitt (1888 - 1938), Ida Mae's initials in high school PE class quickly landed her the lifetime nickname of "Impy." She married Wallace K Boardman (1908 - 1991) and had one child, Sandra Jo Boardman Palm (1935 - ). She later married Don E Ahern (1909 - 1975) and had one son, Don D "Duke" Ahern (1943 - ). She spent her later years in Colorado Springs with Marvin Weir (1926 - 1999). Impy is survived by both children, stepdaughters Phyllis and Bobbie, and a multitude of grandchildren.

One of Impy's many passions was writing. She adopted her mother's name, Merle, as a nom de plume to avoid the sexist stigma of women writers in the 50's! (Impy loved irony.). Some of her dectective novels are referenced online. Impy was a familar face to visitors of Outlook Lodge, which she ran in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado in the 80s.

How does one summarize a life? She gave so much and touched so many.

--Bretton, Sandra Jo's son 
 
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 Parents:
  Herbert E Pickering (1890 - 1957)
 
 Spouses:
  Wallace Knight Boardman (1908 - 1991)
  Marvin E. Weir (1926 - 1999)
  Donald E. Ahern (1909 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Ida Mae "Impy" Weir
Born in San Francisco
May 12 1914 - Dec 21 2002
 
Note: "Impy" was formed from the initials of her maiden name, Ida Mae Pickering
 
Burial:
Orchard Mesa Cemetery
Grand Junction
Mesa County
Colorado, USA
Plot: A Block lower
 
Maintained by: Bretton Palm
Originally Created by: Lady in Red
Record added: Nov 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101330376
Ida Mae Impy <i>Pickering</i> Weir
Added by: Bretton Palm
 
Ida Mae Impy <i>Pickering</i> Weir
Added by: Bretton Palm
 
Ida Mae Impy <i>Pickering</i> Weir
Added by: Bretton Palm
 
 
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- Lance
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014
You gave so much to so many, Impy. We will always remember you. --your grandson
- Bretton Palm
 Added: Jul. 14, 2013
 
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