Zelpha Arlene Labrum, 74
Arlene Labrum, 74, of Shelley passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
She was born Sept. 21, 1937 in Ririe to Gordon Lee Miller and Zelpha Esther Scott Miller. She grew up and attended schools in Ririe. She graduated from Ririe High School.
She married Robert Lee Anderson on May 17, 1956, in Idaho Falls. They later divorced. On Nov. 7, 1971, she married Ronald William Labrum in Elko, Nev. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on March 24, 2000. Ronald died July 11, 2004.
Arlene lived in Ririe, Arkansas, Rigby, Idaho Falls, and in Shelley the past 19 years.
She raised her family and worked at Basic American Foods, Roger Bros, Walkers, Ucon Spudhouse, Martin Bros., and Circle Valley Produce.
Arlene loved to do crafts, crocheting, quilting, outdoor activities. She especially loved her grandchildren.
She is survived by son Ron Delane (Opal) Labrum of Burley; daughter Francis (Larry) Newman of Green Forest, Ark.; daughter, Barbara (Dale) Blair of Green Forest, Ark.; daughter Leona (Jim) Hawthorne of Shreveport, La.; son Myron Labrum of Ucon; son Robert Anderson of Alpena Alaska; daughter Anita Anderson of Spokane, Wash.; son Bill Anderson of Idaho Falls; son Gary Anderson of Spokane, Wash.; daughter Thelma Lou Anderson of Dixon, Mich.; son John F. (Hollie) Anderson of Shelley; daughter Ronda (Timo) Cody of Blackfoot; brother Gordon Vernon (Karen) Miller of Preston; sister Edith DeSalvo of Ward , Alaska; 32 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Robert Lee Anderson and Ronald W. Labrum and a daughter, Diane Shrives.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at the Mt. View Ward on Baseline Road with Bishop Marvin Harker officiating.The family will visit with friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Wood Funeral Home (273 N. Ridge) and 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Burial will be in Ucon Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.