Neta Stoddard Nelson went home to be with her loved ones on October 9, 2012. She was born in Shelley on September 17, 1937 to Wilford and Ireta Stoddard. Neta loved to be with family and with coming from a family of 16 it was a good thing. She would regale all with the antics what they did as kids. She was the tenth child of the Stoddard Clan.
Neta married Alan Smith and moved to Tacoma WA where they had four children DeAnna Robbins of Toolia UT, Becky Nay of Spokane WA, Jeff (Caileen) Smith of Saratoga Springs UT, and Lisa Myers of Ortting WA. During their time there Neta worked as a CNA in a nursing home and later in the kitchen. When she returned to Shelley she worked at Frenchâ€™s and helped the family by babysitting the nieces and nephews. She then moved to Utah so that she could be closer to family. For a time she lived in Oregon to assist her ailing sister, Darleen. In her later years Neta returned to Shelley to be with family. She loved to be with her grand children and great grand children.
She is survived by sisters: Violet Cox Hamilton MT, Delpha (Don) Beck Blackfoot, Connie Bumgarner Firth, Louise Stoddard Pocatello and brothers: Fred (Sandra) Stoddard Idaho Falls, Martin (Linda) Stoddard Woodville, Denny (LaRue) Stoddard Jameston children: DeAnna Robbins Tooele UT, Becky Nay Spokane WA, Jeff (Colleen) Smith Saratoga Springs UT, and Lisa Myers Ortting WA, twelve grandchildren and 14 great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death is many family members who are surely rejoicing in their reunion.
Graveside service will be held on Saturday October 20, 2012 at 11:00 at the Shelley cemetery. Family and friends are welcome.