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The Adams County Obituary Ellen Zona Edwards ' Ford, age 101, died ' March 11, 2012 in Cambridge. Ellen, fondly known as Morn, Grandma, Granny " or Grandma Nanny, was "'born March 25, 1910, near Cambridge, Idaho in a house ' built by her Grandpa "~ Edwards. She was the third child of Harriet V. Wells and Charles R. Edwards. She was a joy to her parents because she was always full of energy and always c there to help ~' when needed. ~' She helped her mother % in the house, : doing dishes 5" and she also helped her " father in the fields. From 'the time she was five until she was 12, she spent her summer " days herding her father's milk cows. She would " take her doll along to play with, and to help pass the hours away. She grew up learning to -" work hard and started - raking hay for her Dad and neighbors when she was 12 years old. She walked, or sometimes rode horseback, with her brother Elmo to attend school in Cambridge :' where she graduated in 1928. She was quite active in school, either i in sports or in making mischief. She went to a high school masquerade dressed as a farmer boy. The boys tried to take her clothes off; she fought the d~kens. In her Ow~ word~ she wrote, "~:I was very rriischievous in high schoolj What she couldn't think of, she had two close friends who did. While walking home from school one day, a handsome young man came along driving a team and wagon. She got in and rode with him to where her road took off, as he lived another eight miles up Rush Creek. This young man was George Rolla Ford, who just happened to be a friend of her brother, Elmo. Therefore, her parents liked him right Record It was while living at the Schwenkfelder place that son, Charles Eugene, joined them in September of 1929. They moved to the Hinshatv place on Rush Creek a couple years later and on a snowy Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Page 3 served as President of the Mission Circle and treasurer of the Sunday School. On Bible study day she would fix dinner early, let George wash the dishes, jump in her flivver and sail down the road with a good cloud of dust following. Almost nothing could keep her from attending the Bible Study she loved. She was honored as Mother of the Year in 1976 and in 1999 the COHHUNITY CHURCH SERVICES SCHEDULE Cambridge Rodeo Board honored her as Grand Marshall. Ellen was preceded in death by her husband George, sons Charles and Lawrence, an infant grandson, her parents, four brothers Duke, Elmo day in November of and infant twins and 1931 they were joined her sister Inez. She is by another son, Ronald survived by son Keith Keith. Son Lawrence and Helen, daughter Edward joined them in Deanna and Jim February of 1934 while Whitcomb and daughter- they were living at the in-law Mary Ann. Eleven Riley Smith (Henry grandchildren: Charles' Hansefl) place. George four. children Corwin and Ellen purchased (Diana), George (Bev), property up Pine Grove Lorna and Theresa from Ellen's dad, and (Kenny)and families; moved their family there Keith'sthree children when Charles was in the Peggy (Russ), Vickie (Ray) third grade. She enjoyed and Ron (Vicki Lynn) many a trip down to the and families; Lawrence's creek to go fishing, or two daughters Jan (Phil) up to the back pasture and Suzanne (Jim) and for a picnic with her families and Deanna's little boys. The Pine two daughters Tami Grove schoolhouse was (Ben) and Angle. She a gathering place for also leaves 29 great~ many a dance, and Ellen grandchildren many of loved to dance. Even in whom she had a hand her later years she loved in rocking and raising, "shakin" a rug~ with her and 50 great- great great-grandsons! grandchildren. She got In 1945, they to snuggle with and purchased the Harry tickle the last ones little Hathhorn place and feet. t moved from Pine Grove Her family is a to Rush Creek. It was reflection of all the love here that daughter and care she gave us Deanna Jane joined these many years. She three proud older brothers. George and Ellen worked together ranching and raising St. Judens Catholic C]turch * Council 1 st & 3rd Sunday of the Month - 3:30 pm * Friday Mass - noon. Church of the Nazarene * 102 S. Exeter Discipleship lO a.m. * Morning Worship 11 a.m. * Sunday FeUowship 12:00 p.m. Children's Church 11:15 a.m. * Contact: Pastor John Schaffer * 208-566-4264 Indian Valley Community Church Pastor: Brian Gladhart 355-2020 * Associate Pastor: Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. * Worship Service i 1:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Church of Jems Chrbt of Latter Day Sal s Bishop: Douglas Linford * 253-4330 * S Fairfield, Council Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Council Bible Church * 253-6923 * 190 4th Ave. Interim Pastor Roger Hayden * Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. 1st Lutheran Church of Council Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays * Information: 253-4486 Worship Service 5:00 p.m. Sunday, St Judes' on Hwy 95 * Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Coundl Commmll~ Church * 253-6461 * 105 California Ave., Council Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman & Les Sheneberger Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. * Wed. Bible Studies 7:00 and 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7:00 pm * Friday Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7:00 am New Meadows United Meohocllst Church, 347-2427 210 N. Heighho Pastor Letha Essinger * Adult Class 9:00 a.m. * Morning Worship 10:30 a.m * Children's Church held during worship Coundl Vaney Assembly of God * 253-6430 Pastor: Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. * Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. * Bible Study Thursday, 7:00 p.m. House of Prayer Meeting at 340 Commercial Street, Weber, Idaho Pastors Stephen and Debbie Blount * 208-318-8660 or 208-549-0669 Sunday School 9:30 AM, Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M * Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM Families For C~ist Christian Fegowshlp Meeting Basement of Tater Tots Daycare Pastor: Jon Sorg 208-741-0410 Services Sunday 11:00 a.m. Pastor's Comer by Wayne Freedman An illustration of faith al word to illustrate his Is faith an irrational is sitting in a chair. If you idea of faith. The Greek leap into the dark? Our see a chair that you have word that is used means concept of faith is usu- never sat in before you the "very being" of things ally somewhere between have to make a decision hoped for; it is the thought either an assent to certain as to whether you believe that God's promises will beliefs or a trust empty it will hold you or not. If not only be fulfdled ulti- of intellectual content that you have sat in it in the mately, but that they are consists only of fetlings of past or one like it, or ff being fulfilled already, in total dependence, it looks sturdy you place the present time! While The author of Hebrews your "faith" in your past we often focus on the bad defines faith as "being experiences with chairs things that are happen- sure of what we hope for and sit down resting com- ing around us, faith opens and certain of what we do pletely on the seat of your our eyes to see God's work not see." Heb. I i: i convictions, going forward in our lives The "being sure of what So faith is a confidenceand in our world. we laope for" is not merely in God's activity done in This kind of assurance wishful thinking about an the past, and an assur- doesn't come in well- uncertain future. Rather, ance that God will act in ordered circumstances or it is the possession in the the future. The content trouble-free living. Nor is present of what God has of faith is in remember-it found in having a ratio- promised for the future. In ing God's faithfulness in nal answer for every ques- other words, faith is our the past, so that we might tion. This "faith" comes in response to the trustwor- trust in God's goodness relationship with a trust- thiness of God for what for our present, and in the worthy God Who fulfilled God has already promised future that is yet to come. promises in the past and and has brought to pass. The writer of Hebrews Who will fulfill them ha the even chose an unusu- future. Editor's Notebook hi- I've changed the heading on my wolves and the ecosystem series. Last week left a proud heritage ofI called it "How family and unconditional Wolves Benefit love. A Life Well Lived! the Ecosystem" The family very because these arti- gratefully appreciates cles are about the reasons their sons and daughter, the Salubria Center in that people cite that wolves She spent many hours Cambridge. This enabled do that. But I guess that's in the winter evenings reading to her family by kerosene lamp. She loved to piece quilts, and she embroidered many a pillowcase, which she the Articles Internet until you fund something that you agree with and then trot it out. It's a lot harder to look around enough to find things you don't agree with and then try to understand and think through their validity or at making some colorful changes in the very near future. The masthead across the top of the front page will be a beautiful high-mountain scene. Color ~11 be available on more pages for eye-pop- ping photos and advertise- ments. We hope to fea- ture more color pictures of lack thereof. I encourage.., sports from Council, New our Morn and Grandma a little to abstract or intel- no I request, that people Meadows and Cambridge. to stay in the communitylectual for a few peoplewho agree or disagree with In conjunction with these surrounded by her familywith knee-jerk reactionswhat they see in this news- changes, there will be and friends she so dearly toward anything to do with paper write their thoughts a small increase in the loved. Our heartfelt wolves. At least one "read- out and send them in. But "newsstand" price to $1. thanks to Jennifer and er" read the heading, but please, do us all a favor--- Subscription prices will go away. lovingly shared with hereach caregiver past and obviously didn't bother to read the articles first, up slightly, but not right Ellen and George were family and newlyweds, present. You cared for read the article. He started away. man-led July 2, 1928 in She always raised a our Mom and Grandma calling folks--asking them w~}~. j. ~. J_ Council, Idaho. There good garden, and other with great care and we to stop advertising with The Record is looking ~w'~I,4~ 7,~ .was no honeymoon, than Aunt Idy and Uncle truly appreciate all of the Record, cancel their but George did take Kit had the best red you. subscriptions, and tell the ~ _, "~l 1 1 __ the next day off from raspberries around. She The family suggests editor, "I do not support a ~]Pg$~ radically liberal paper that ~ /! /'~)kTI li JIl~ilrlp P~ laaying, and they went enjoyed reading and memorials be made to promotes woK populations LVJ Ill l ilI,[lP III EE to visit the Glen Farrens. cooking, and could whip the Salubria Center, in our area! ......... George was ranching up a full course dinnerFirst Baptist Church, Just in case there are ~~(~ ~)~1~I(~)~k~ ~'l~ ~)tI~J~(~Og~[ with his parents, and on a moments' notice or the Cambridge more folks out there who ~ (~)~I~ ~ ~I~ they lived with his andwithout even making Ambulance. didn't read the article, ~ CALDWELL her parents their first a trip to the store! SheFuneral services anti-wolf people would [ ![ 454-9S32 summer. They rented often commented she were held on Saturday, have been quite pleased j ~ BOISE the Schwerikfelder place never knew who might March 17, 2012 at the with what it said. ~ _"4~-04'7| with George's brother, be coming down the First Baptist Church inWhen I put that heading ....... Harry, in the fall. That stairs for breakfast, Cambridge, under the on the article it did cross ..... ~ ~ _ ~ _~ winter they spent nearas her home was a direction of Thomason my mindthat'somepeople IHOMASON kLNERAL tlC I [E Midvale to feed the gathering place for Funeral Home, Weiser. might take it wrong, but c ~-'~-~r~, T,-)r~ ~ tXEt~lCklt IXI cows, and lived in an family and friends. Condolences may be sent I figured, "Maybe it will ..... old house. If it snowed Ellen was an active to the family at www. get people's attention." I and wind blew, George member of the First lienkaemper-thomason, never imagined" " that any- Fanilv Ch,:ned and O_. t ~eratetl would sweep the snow Baptist Church in com one wouldn't even bother out before she got up. Cambridgewhere she to read the article. 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