Paula Knudson Ferbrache
Paula Knudson Ferbrache, age 71, of Mountain Home, died on Friday, August 25, 2017. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am, on Friday, September 8, 2017, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Cremation is under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Paula was born on February 14, 1946, the daughter of Ray and Bonita Knudson, in La Grande, Oregon. She was raised in Oregon, and with her father working for the forest service the family moved to Washington when she was young. Paula met Wayne Foster and they got married and moved to Orcas Island, Washington. Paula and Wayne had three children, but they later divorced. Following the divorce Paula moved to Mountain Home to start a new beginning.
Paula worked numerous jobs, including El Rancho, the Gear Jammer, a cook in the jail for the Elmore Sheriff Office, and most recently Wal Mart.
She was woman loved by all who knew her and a giving heart that knew no bounds, she loved to cook and laugh, she loved the Prairie, truly a woman who touched the lives of so many. “Paula” to some, but a mom, and grandma too many that were not family that she took under her wing. She was always ready with a sincere hug, words of encouragement and support. We know she will always be remembered, even if it’s only when someone is sitting down with a cinnamon roll.
Paula is survived by her husband John Ferbrache, her children Bonita Foster, Arden Foster, her brother Greg Knudson, grandchildren Jessica Briggs, Daniel Briggs, Briana Foster, and Wayne Foster, great- grandchildren Sheya Welty and Atreyu Welty. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister in-law Ann Knudson, her son Shane Foster and sister Barbara Clark.
The family requests that memorials in Paula’s name be sent to either Prairie QRU, C/O 524 Smith Creek Rd, Prairie, ID 83647 or Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Vincent, P.O. Box 310, Mtn Home, ID 83647.
The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and support during this difficult time. Special thanks to the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, Elmore County Search and Rescue, and the Idaho State Police for all their ongoing efforts.