Margaret Rinebold

Monday, June 14, 2010

Margaret E. Rinebold, 87, of Mountain Home, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010, at a Meridian care center.

A memorial service was held on June 10 at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel. Inurnment followed at Mountain View Cemetery.

Margaret was born May 26, 1923, in Seattle.

During her formative years she traveled extensively with her family before settling in Mountain Home. After graduating from Mountain Home High School she moved to Boulder City, Nev. (near Las Vegas), for a job with the Bureau of Reclamation on the Hoover Dam project. She returned to Idaho during World War II and worked at Gowen Field and Mountain Home AFB.

Margaret met and married her husband, Gene Rinebold, while he worked for Morrison-Knutson on the Anderson Ranch Dam construction project.

Their early-married years were spent at "Veteran's Village" in Moscow while Gene was attending the University of Idaho on the GI Bill. Their children, Gene Jr. and Lewis, were born during that time at Moscow.

After Genešs graduation the family moved frequently during the 1950s and '60s. Margaret worked in her profession as a legal secretary while he pursued a career with the University of Idaho and corporate America.

Margaret and Gene returned to Mountain Home to stay in 1979. After the sale of their family business in 1981 the couple retired and traveled extensively.

Margaret had an active social life with her dear friends in Mountain Home during those later years.

Margaret's greatest pleasure was the time she spent with her three grandchildren. The entire family shares warm memories of those days. She will be missed.

Margaret is survived by her son, Gene, of Boise, her son, Lewis, and his wife, Diane, of Texas and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother.