Eusebia Arando-Susaeta

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Eusebia Arando-Susaeta, 86, died Oct. 27, 2008, at her home in Mountain Home, with her husband at her side.

A viewing will be held at 4 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Eusebia was born the ninth of 12 children to Bernabe and Maria Luisa Arando, on July 22, 1922, in Abadiano, Spain.

Eusebia immigrated to the United States in 1956.

She worked for her uncle and aunt, Joe and Romano Cennarrusa, in Carey, Idaho, where she met and married her husband, Basilio Susaeta. The couple married on Dec. 27, 1956, and moved to Wood Creek Ranch in Grand View, to work for Bill Smith.

Basilio was the foreman and Eusebia fed the hired men three meals a day for over 40 years.

There they raised their two daughters, Josephine and Jessie.

Eusebia retired in 2001 and the couple moved to Mountain Home.

"Eusebia was a great cook, and was well known for feeding everyone, including anyone who dropped in unexpectedly," her family said with pride. "She loved to spend time in her garden and to be surrounded by her friends, family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

"Her 86 years were lived with strength and hard work she will be greatly missed by all who knew her."

She is survived by: her husband, Basilio; her sisters, Martina Arando-Savarate, and Rosario Arando-Gabiola of Durango, Spain; her daughters, Josephine and her husband, Richard Howes, and Jessie and her husband, Paul Miller; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Mountain Home Basque Association, Euskal Lagunak, P.O. Box 88, Mountain Home, ID 83647.