A memorial requiem mass will be held at Our Lady of Limerick Catholic Church, at the corner of Commercial and Arthur Avenues in Glenns Ferry, on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., with burial of her ashes following the memorial service at the Glenns Ferry Cemetery. A rosary will be held at the church the night before, Nov. 2, beginning at 6 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Ina Josephine Rice was born in Glenns Ferry on Feb. 2, 1915, and lived there for nearly all of her life.
Ina married her husband, Ernest Pasborg, on May 6, 1934. They raised six children in the house they bought soon after they were married at 317 W. Snake River Ave. She and Ernie moved to Cascade, for two years after the Union Pacific terminal closed in Glenns Ferry in the 1970s but moved back to their homestead in Glenns Ferry until her husband died in 2000. Since then, she had lived in Boise at various assisted-living facilities.
"If it takes a village to raise children, then Ina will best be remembered for helping to 'raise' many of the children of Glenns Ferry," her family said. "She mothered anyone and anything her children brought home. Discipline was meted out in fair measure to anyone who needed it, provided she could catch the miscreant.
"If someone was sick, had lost a loved one, or just needed help, Ina was there with a loaf of homemade bread, her famous cinnamon rolls, a jar of pickles, or a pot of soup. She led the Altar Society of Our Lady of Limerick Catholic Church for many years and was a driving force in bake sales, rummage sales, and other activities of the church. She even convinced her husband to build a solid walnut sacristy that still stands in the church today," her family said with pride.
When her three girls were born after the three boys, Ina decided to bring Girl Scouts to Glenns Ferry, "and anything Ina decided to do always got done and was done right," her family said. She served as Neighborhood Chairman for the Girl Scouts until her last daughter graduated from high school, and continued to be active in scouting for many years thereafter.
"Her life was long and full, and she will be remembered by every life she touched," her family said.
Ina is survived by: her son, Ernie A. Pasborg of Minneapolis, Minn.; her two daughters, Patricia K. Criscito of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jill Marie of Boise; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Ernest B. Pasborg; three of her children, James R. Pasborg, A. Lewis Pasborg, and Marjorie J. Pasborg; her sisters, Thelma Miller, Doris Willis, and Gertrude Bend, and her brother,Albert Rice.
In lieu of flowers, it was Ina's wish that memorial contributions be made to either: Silver Sage Girl Scout Council, 1410 Etheridge Ln., Boise, Idaho 83702, or Our Lady of Limerick Catholic Church, P.O. Box 216, Glenns Ferry, Idaho 83623.