Velma Maxine Whitnah, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great, great grandmother passed away Saturday morning March 10, at Edgewood - Spring Creek Manor, in American Falls from natural causes.
Velma was born on June 20, 1919, to Heber George and Delilah Rogers Wood in Pocatello, Idaho. She joined six siblings followed by a sister Ann; she was predeceased by all her siblings. She was raised in Arbon Valley, Idaho. When her sister Ann was ready for high school, she and Velma both lived in American Falls and graduated from
American Falls High School.
She married Lloyd William Whitnah on March 5, 1945, and moved to the dry farm at Roy, Idaho. Their son Douglas was born in 1945, followed by sister Edna in 1947, joining brother Roger at home. In the spring of 1949, they moved to American
Falls, and purchased the Williams Dairy, west of American Falls on Borah Road. They
Farmed there until Lloyd’s passing in May of 1968, at which time her sons took over the farms. She lived there until moving to Spring Creek in May of 2011.
She was a member of the LDS church. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting, especially when several women would get together, to finish a quilt. We’ve all received some of her fine handiwork in her quilts. She was always so proud of her quilts and enjoyed showing them to everyone.
She is survived by her son Douglas (Carol), daughter Edna and daughter in law Lydia, all of American Falls. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Shonda Whitnah, Linc Whitnah, Nora Sue Howell, and Kyle Whitnah, Kimera Badger, Traci Woodworth, and Kelli Long. She also has fifteen great grandchildren and 4 great, great grandchildren with one more on the way, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, her husband Lloyd and her son Roger.
The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, American Falls 1st Ward. The visitations will be at the Church from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday March 14, 2012 and from 10-10:45 a.m. Thursday before the funeral service. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.