William E. Wood, David L. Wood, 8 North 50 West
Mona Lee Samuelson, 70, passed away Dec. 26, 2005 at the family home in Pinehurst. Memorial services were held Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Pinehurst. The Rev. Jeff Nate officiated. Cremation was held.
Mona was born Oct. 1, 1935 in Crawford, Neb., the daughter of William and Ella (Brown) Wood. On Aug. 4, 1951, Mona married Charles "Fred" Samuelson in New Plymouth Idaho. Mona and her husband moved to Silver Valley in 1953 from New Plymouth, Idaho.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Pinehurst. She loved and enjoyed her family, her home, gardening, flowers, and butterflies. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband Charles "Fred" Samuelson at the family home in Pinehurst; three children and their spouses, Amy and Dennis Wright of Cataldo: Anita and Jerry Rounsville of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., Andy and Beverly Samuelson of Fortuna, Calid.; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Wood of Grangville; Bill Wood of New Plymouth, Idhao; three sisters, Arvilla Ogden of Kellogg; Ellen Gutterridge of New Plymouth, and Genevieve Priest of Ontario, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
Genevieve Mae Priest passed away July 16, 2008, at the age of 92. She was born Dec. 12, 1915, on a homestead west of Fleming, Colo., to William and Ella Brown Wood. When she was 13 years old, the family moved to a dairy farm 15 miles north of Crawford, Neb. She went to high school in Crawford. There she worked for Uhl grocery store and later at Ft. Robinson, Neb. She later moved to Lincoln, Neb., where she worked for the telephone company.
She came to New Plymouth, Idaho, in 1947 where she married Bob Priest. They farmed near New Plymouth and, in 1951, bought a farm west of Ontario.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, of Ontario; sisters, Ellen (Bill) Gutterridge, of New Plymouth, and Arvilla (Glen) Ogden, of Kellogg, Idaho; brothers, Jim (Nettie) Wood, of Grangeville, Idaho, and Bill Wood, of New Plymouth.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mona Samuelson; and brothers, Oliver Earl, Vern and Wayne Wood.
Gen loved to work on the farm, and she loved to fish and hunt. One of her favorite places to fish was Duck Valley Indian Reservoir in Nevada.
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