Long-time Powell resident Norma Louise (Elder) Onstine, 95, died Monday, May 26 at the Powell Valley Care Center.
She was born at home on Avenue D in Powell April 3, 1919, to Ralph and Isabel Elder and lived most of her adult life in Powell.
She graduated from Powell High School with the Class of 1937. Norma lettered in Band as a majorette. She attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
Norma married Frederick (Freddie) W. Onstine in Billings, Mont., in 1939. To this union, five children were born: twins Ralph and Ray, daughter Jeannine, and sons Eugene and Freddie.
Norma was an avid bowler and active in bowling leagues as a bowler and scorekeeper for many years. She traveled to many tournaments representing Powell.
Gardening and flowers were among Normaâ€™s passions. She loved her rose bushes, and her yard was the envy of the neighborhood, a centerpiece of bloom. She gardened up to her last season and shared the fruits of her garden with family and friends.
Norma enjoyed needlework and crafts. Embroidery and crocheting were two of her favorites. She shared her talents in many gifts for her family.
Norma was a member of Union Presbyterian Church and the Powell Does, for which she was a long-time treasurer.
Many remember Norma from her years of service at Hunnicutt Jewelry in Powell. She prided herself in helping in any way she could.
Survivors include sons Ralph (Nora Lee) Onstine in McCammon, Idaho, Ray Onstine in McCammon, Idaho, Eugene (Kay) Onstine and Freddie (Connie) Onstine of Powell; daughter Jeannine (William) Wood of Pocatello, Idaho; sister-in-law Evelyn Onstine of Powell; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie W. Onstine; her parents; her sister, Mae Swallow; and grandson, Travis (TJ) Onstine.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29 at Thompson Funeral Home, with visitation from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Normaâ€™s name to
a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.
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