Anna N. (Wirick) Jemmett passed peacefully at home on October 8, 2012, at the age of 80 surrounded by her loving family.
The viewing will be held at the Relyea Funeral Chapel in Boise, from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday October 12th, with refreshments available following at the Jemmett residence from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friends and family are requested to meet at Dry Creek Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate her life with a Graveside service.
Surviving are her daughter, Judy and her husband, Keith Borup of Meridian; son, Joe and his wife, Mernie of Port Orchard, Washington; daughter, Jan and her husband, Michael Robertson of Boise, daughter Jill Jemmett of Boise; eight grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Claribell Phelps and Betty Hawker; one brother, Neil Wirick; and numerous nieces and nephews. Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Joe P. Jemmett; parents, Frank and Annie Wirick; two brothers, Arnold and Keith; three sisters Blanche, Glennavon, and Dorothy.
The family wishes to thank all the kind staff of St. Luke’s, MSTI, Hearts for Hospice, and BrightStar for their comfort, support and excellent care.
Dear family and friends,
Please don’t grieve for me, I know my passing may seem sudden to many of you, but I was more than ready be with Joe again. I’ve missed him so much these past twelve years and although my spirit was willing to try and go on, the energy it took to stay here on earth with you had become far too great for my body to handle.
I was born as the sixth child of Frank and Annie Wirick, born on October 31, 1931, in Marysville, Idaho, where I grew up playing with my sisters, brothers, and cousins. At the age of eleven, my family moved to Blackfoot where during my senior year I found my true love at a dance in Firth. By the time the dance was over, I knew that Joe was the one with whom I would spend the rest of my life, and what a life it was!
Together we traveled, met wonderful life-long friends along the way, built a home, and were blessed with four babies of our own. We loved watching our children grow into adults, meeting the special ones whom they chose to make their life partners, and rejoicing over the birth of each new grand and great-grand child. My happiness grew each time I held a new baby, or four, on my lap. I am also pleased that many of you inherited my love of art and oil painting.
I want you to know that I lived a life full of joys and that you are it – my family, my friends, but most especially my children, my grandchildren, and my great-grandchildren. I love each and every one of you with all my heart and soul. Take care of each other until we are together again.
With all my love, Ann
Services are under the direction of the Relyea Funeral Chapel.