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KUNA â€” Elena Francine Robertson, 69, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, in Boise with her family by her side. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at the LDS Chapel at 4225 N. Linder Ave., Kuna. Interment will follow the services at Dry Creek Cemetery.
Elena was born to Edith and Norman Barbour in Alhambra, Calif., on June 17, 1941. She attended La Puente High School in La Puente, Calif., where she was active in choir, drama and cheerleading. She was married shortly after graduation in 1959 and then dedicated her life to raising her five children. She was a caring and loving mother.
Later in life, she worked for the Blackfoot School District in a variety of positions. Eventually, she focused her career on work with special needs children, which she found a rewarding and worthwhile pursuit.
Her last years were spent with family in the Boise area and in Oregon where she was able to spend time at the ocean, a lifelong love.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is now happy to have returned to her Heavenly Father. She enjoyed gardening, singing, music, movies, knitting and crocheting. She will be greatly missed by her family who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her son, Kelly (Sonya) Robertson of Weatherford, Texas; daughter, Kimberly (Ken) Dodge of Idaho Falls; son, Joshua (Tyauna) Robertson of Nampa; daughter, Amanda (Zachary) Wesley of Kuna; and daughter, April Rae of Riverside, Calif,; siblings, Richard (Sandy) Barbour of Victorville, Calif.; and Debbie Barbour of Grants Pass, Ore.; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made.
For further information, please contact Relyea Funeral Chapel 318 North Latah, Boise Idaho 83706, (208) 344-4441.
Any condolences and tributes can be left at www.relyeafuneralchapel.com.