- Special Sections
- Local Guide
Sally Ann Diers, 64, passed Nov. 29, 2013, at her home in Arco, Idaho, with her husband and son by her side.
Sally was born Sept. 18, 1949, in Blackfoot, Idaho, to Myrthin Dean "Red" and Betty Louise Halverson (Thomas). She and her twin sister, Sandra, were the third and fourth of six children.
Sally grew up in the Riverside/Moreland community until her family moved to Mackay in 1961, trading their farm for the Western Store. Whether it was helping out on the farm, working in the Western Store, babysitting younger siblings or odd jobs that actually paid money, Sally earned a reputation as a hard worker that followed her throughout her life.
After graduating from Mackay High School in 1967, she married her obedient husband, Robert Frederick "Bob" Diers, on July 17, 1968. Following a brief stint in Pocatello, Bob and Sally made their home in Arco, eventually taking over Diers Home Improvement Center.
Sally was an amazing mother and grandmother, giving birth to a daughter, Robin Kay, in 1970 and a son, Robert "Bobby" Frederick Diers Jr., in 1974.
An avid bowler, Sally earned the rank of "Gutter Gussy." Legend has it she even bowled a 300 while pregnant with Robin. In addition to bowling, she enjoyed camping, cooking (when Bob left anything for her to make) and fishingâ€”heaven help you if you dared catch a bigger fish than she.
Sally was preceded in death by her father and her granddaughter, Macee Moncur. She will be missed by her mother, Betty Halverson, husband Bob Diers, daughter Robin (John) Gonzales, son Bobby Diers, brothers Frank (Marcia) Halverson, Tom (Cindy) Halverson, Mick (Jennifer) Halverson, sisters Sandra (Terry Dance) Oâ€™Neil and Jody (Dennis) Jackman.
Sally is also survived by her grandchildren Emjaye (Mitch) Coffman, Dalton McDonald, Maddysyn Diers, Braelyn Diers, Lawson Moncur, as well as a great-granddaughter on the way.
Services are currently planned for Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. at the LDS Church in Arco, under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Lost River EMTs.