On Jan. 5, 2011, Norene Haynes passed away at a local care facility, with her beloved husband of 64 years, George, by her side.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Mountain Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Norene was born in Minden, Neb., on March 2, 1919, the daughter of Jim and Esther Johnson. During the Dust Bowl Era in the Midwest, she moved to Nampa to attend the Nampa Business College. She graduated in 1938.
Norene worked for Case Furniture Store and Idaho Power.
George met Norene while they were both working at Idaho Power. They married June 15, 1947. They lived in Caldwell, Nampa and Hazelton. They lived in Mountain Home for many years, where George retired in 1985.
She continued to be active in the community and the church. She was an active member of the Lady Elks and the First Congregational Church.
She could sew and knit, with or without patterns, matching that of any professional.
Norene is survived by her loving husband, George, and her two sons, Ron Haynes of Pocatello and Stan and his wife, Melveina Haynes, of Anchorage, Alaska, three grandchildren, Ken and his wife. Lori Haynes. of Fort Meade, Md., Brandon and his wife, Sara Haynes, of Pocatello, Christopher and his wife, Rishika Haynes, of Pocatello, her sister, Glenna Mae Craig of Kearney, Neb., many nieces and nephews and a host of friends who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and her daughter in-law, Carolyn Haynes.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 659, Mountain Home, ID 83647