Ida Jean (Sneesby) CrandallFebruary 10, 1931 ~ July 2, 2017 (age 86)
Ida Jean Crandall, 86, of Nampa, passed away Sunday, July 2 surrounded by loving family. Funeral services will be conducted at 10am on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave South, Nampa. Burial will follow at the Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
Ida J. Crandall was born on February 10, 1931 in Kingsbury County, SD to Arthur John and Ida Jane (Dobson) Sneesby, the youngest of five children. Her childhood was spent on the Sneesby farm. Ida attended a one room country grade school. She was class valedictorian when she graduated from Carthage High School in 1949. Ida went to Northwest Nazarene College for a year, then obtained her teaching certificate from SD. Ida taught at several one-room grade schools in SD, as did her mother and sisters before her, prior to marrying her high school sweetheart, Harold LeRoy Crandall, on September 19, 1953 in Carthage, SD.
Ida and Harold resided in Minnesota while Harold was in school to become a Chiropractor. Ida helped support the family by working in the office at Clancy Drug Store. In 1966, the family moved to Caldwell Idaho to start a new life and set up Harold’s practice. Ida worked in the office at the ID Store, Caldwell, as well as JCPenney and Emporium, Nampa before retiring. Ida attended Nazarene Churches most of her life and enjoyed sewing, needlework, reading and tending the flowers in her garden, as well as the orchids inside.
Ida is survived by her two daughters, Debby (Chuck) Clancy, Middleton; Lois (Ernie) Deacon, Nampa; grandchildren and great-grandchildren Keri Clancy, Weiser; Casey (Amanda) Clancy and daughter Bailee, Nampa; Nikki (Doug) Bickmore and children Caden and Callie, WA; Matt (Colleen) Deacon and daughter Morgan, Nampa. Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harold L. Crandall; her parents; brother James (Elsie) Sneesby; sister Lillian (Harold) Bates; sister Josie (Rev. Ward) Hands; and sister Gladys Sneesby.
Even though Ida was a very quiet person, she was loved by all that knew her and will be sorely missed. She had a wry sense of humor that would sometimes catch you quite unaware. Ida was one of those “old-school” people, always very polite, making sure that everyone knew that they were appreciated. She always put everyone else before herself and didn’t want to be a burden to anyone, so wouldn’t ask for anything. Ida was a one-of-a-kind friend, mother, and grandmother. We will all miss her very much.
Friends may come by to say good-bye at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel on Friday between 6:30-7:30pm.
The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.