Clarice Baker Villa, 69, of Fort Hall, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Parke View Care and Rehab Center in Burley.
She was born Dec. 31, 1943 at Fort Hall to Harrison and Pauline Broncho Baker.
Clarice has lived most of her life in Fort Hall and lived a short time in California and Washington. She attended school in Fort Hall and Blackfoot. Following graduation she attended college at Idaho State University and in California.
She married Raul Villa; they were later divorced.
Clarice worked as a secretary for the Sho-Ban Tribes in various capacities. Most recently she worked for Water Resources.
She loved to travel and was always on the go. She was a spiritual woman and could always be found watching the sundancers. Her pride and joy were her grandkids and up until her illness she cared for them.
She is survived by her son, Harry Villa; daughter, Maria Villa Irwin; brother, David Baker, all of Fort Hall; sister, Loretta Seaman of Washington and nine grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Damen, Donald and Byron; sisters, Roma Zetta Baker Sheppard and Elenore Baker and half-sister Tootsie.
Clarice was taken to the Buckley Blackhawk residence, near the intersection of Sheepskin and Bench Roads, on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Traditional burial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at Cedars Cemetery in Fort Hall.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .