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 Verda <I>Yancey</I> Orchard

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Verda Yancey Orchard

Birth
Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA
Death
23 Jan 2021 (aged 91)
Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA
Burial
Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID
29989035 View Source

Suggested edit: Verda grew up in Blackfoot, one of 20 children. She always said she never learned how to walk---just run! She painted posters for the Blackfoot skating rink and got in for free. She used her poster money to pay for John Lee Orchard to get into the rink. They became eternal skating partners and were married in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Idaho Falls Temple on November 5, 1948. Their four children were Larry Lee Orchard (deceased), Gayle (Claude) Williams of Moreland, Susan O. Miles of Blackfoot and Bonnie (Joe) Jones of Rockland ID. Verda worked as a bookkeeper for a lumber yard, at Velvet Foods and retired as a cook with the Blackfoot School District. She held various positions at her church. She loved the Golden Green Balls in Fort Hall. She loved spending time with her children, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and family. She was blessed to have grandchildren nearby, Sam, Tamie and Jason that visited often and loved her much. Bonnie would come in weekly to do her hair and Susan and Gayle were her caretakers and companions after Lee passed away. Because of them, she was able to remain in her home that she loved so much. Her mottos were always “If you have a problem, fix it!” and “Stay on the good side.” She enjoyed painting, sewing, cooking and making specialized pictures for her family. Preceded by son Larry Lee Orchard and granddaughter Jennifer Miles. Graveside service held on Monday January 25th.

Suggested edit: Verda grew up in Blackfoot, one of 20 children. She always said she never learned how to walk---just run! She painted posters for the Blackfoot skating rink and got in for free. She used her poster money to pay for John Lee Orchard to get into the rink. They became eternal skating partners and were married in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Idaho Falls Temple on November 5, 1948. Their four children were Larry Lee Orchard (deceased), Gayle (Claude) Williams of Moreland, Susan O. Miles of Blackfoot and Bonnie (Joe) Jones of Rockland ID. Verda worked as a bookkeeper for a lumber yard, at Velvet Foods and retired as a cook with the Blackfoot School District. She held various positions at her church. She loved the Golden Green Balls in Fort Hall. She loved spending time with her children, 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and family. She was blessed to have grandchildren nearby, Sam, Tamie and Jason that visited often and loved her much. Bonnie would come in weekly to do her hair and Susan and Gayle were her caretakers and companions after Lee passed away. Because of them, she was able to remain in her home that she loved so much. Her mottos were always “If you have a problem, fix it!” and “Stay on the good side.” She enjoyed painting, sewing, cooking and making specialized pictures for her family. Preceded by son Larry Lee Orchard and granddaughter Jennifer Miles. Graveside service held on Monday January 25th.


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On back: Larry, Susan, Gayle, Bonnie; Husband: John Lee Orchard


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  • Maintained by: djyancey
  • Originally Created by: Brooker
  • Added: 21 Sep 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 29989035
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29989035/verda-orchard: accessed ), memorial page for Verda Yancey Orchard (7 May 1929–23 Jan 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 29989035, citing Groveland Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA; Maintained by djyancey (contributor 48011771).