Lila Lemmon Baldwin, 96, of Rockford passed away May 22, 2011. at her home.
She was born Feb. 21, 1915, in Garfield, Idaho, the youngest daughter of Washington Lemmon and Ida Ethel Hamilton.
Her early childhood was spent in Marysville, near Ashton. In 1928, her father bought a large farm in Tyhee. She graduated from LDS Seminary and from Pocatello High School in 1933.
On Sept. 29, 1937, she married Franklin Reed Baldwin in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. The lived in Pocatello until 1947. They settled in Moreland where all of their children graduated from Snake River High School. In 1973 they moved to Rockford.
Service was her best attribute. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she served diligently in all of the church auxiliaries. She and Frank served full-time missions to Calgary, Canada; Nauvoo, Illinois and at the Salt Lake City Utah Family History Center.
She had a career with her sewing machine. She mastered making clothing so that she could add to the family income. She learned the art of custom drapery making in her home.
Lila knew how to milk a cow, make butter and kill a chicken. She always raised a garden - growing everything.
Lila is survived by one brother, Byron Lemmon of Bountiful, Utah; three sons, Paul Reed of Rockford, Stephen Lee (Pat) of Rexburg and Frank Lynn (Connie) of Riverton, Utah; three daughters, Serena (Max) Watt of Rockford, Marilyn (Bob) Kesler of Blackfoot and Joan (Blaine) Dance of Sandy Valley, Nev.; son-in-law, LuDell Evans of Blackfoot; 43 grandchldren, 101 great-grandchildren; and 2 great- great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; daughter, Ruth Evans; six brothers, Guy, Melvin, Don, Verlon, Eugene and Weir; three sisters, Laura, Florence and Faye; one granddaughter; and three great-granddaughters.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the Blackfoot West LDS Stake Center, 101 N. 900 W. with Bishop Bruce Reiche conducting.
The family will meet with friends and family from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be in the Moreland Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The family would like to thank the Blackfoot Home Health and Hospice and Heartwork Connections for the wonderful care they rendered.