Jill M. Aiken, 62, of Mountain Home, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at a Boise hospital.
A viewing will be held from 10-10:45 a.m. and funeral services at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Jill was orphaned at the tender age of seven and had a very challenging existence before and after, however, she emerged as a remarkable lady admired by all her acquaintances for her positive ³can do² attitude, impeccable honesty, supervisory ability and her dedication to family and friends.
She loved the outdoors, farm animals, wildlife and deep sea fishing, however, her heart was buoyant and learned she could accomplish anything she desired. She attended classes in horsemanship and specialized in imprinting and round pen discipline. She also taught herself to play a piano. She learned to love genealogy and family history, then devoted many hours and days per week in that arena.
Jill is survived by her spouse, Owen D. Aiken, and her children, a daughter, Deborah Ichiyama, wife of Steve Ichiyama, grandson Ryan Ichiyama, of Mountain Home, and two granddaughters, Shonda LaLanne-McCain and Ali Howe, and her two brothers, Marlen Davis of Petersburg, Alaska, and Cecil Davis of Beggs, Okla., a sister, Charlene Dressel, of Tacoma, Wash., and one great-grandson, Aiden McCain.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three late brothers, Terry Davis of Tacoma, Wash., David Davis of Oregon, Jack Davis of Montesano, Wash., and one sister, Marietta Ely of Tacoma, Wash.