Arva Mae Romrell, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
She was born March 2, 1928 in Garfield, Utah to Robert and Mae Watson Reid. She attended school in Magna, graduating from Magna High School. Arva had lived in Magna, Utah and St. Anthony, Idaho before moving to Blackfoot, where she has resided since.
She married Milton “Bud” Romrell Sr. on June 8, 1946 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bud preceded her in death on December 7, 1998.
Arva was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was a member of Idaho Federation of Businesses and Professional Women and served on the original board of the Idaho Central Credit Union. She also belonged to The Red Hat Society and several bridge and pinochle clubs.
Arva worked at State Hospital South for over 35 years.
She loved to go steelhead fishing for a month at a time and was an avid reader. She loved having her family around her and made sure there was a family-get-together every week. She was known for always sending out birthday cards to everyone in the family, even extended family and close friends.
Arva is survived by her son, Donald G. (Linda) Romrell of Blackfoot; daughter-in-law Ann Romrell of The Villages, Florida; two brothers, Larry Reid and Jon Reid, both of Utah; three grandchildren, David Romrell, Aaron Romrell, Donavon Romrell and six great-grandchildren, Jessica, Trayton, Dalan, Macie, Matt and Jenell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton “Bud”; son, Milton Dale Romrell Jr.; four brothers, William R., Lyle, Keith, and Lowell K. Reid and four sisters, Blanche, Anna Fay, Donna and Phyllis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Hawker Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at the funeral home and again for one hour prior to services.
Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to the Bingham County Senior Citizens, 20 E. Pacific St., Blackfoot, Idaho 83221.