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Donna Powell - Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Donna Welker Powell

  Donna Lou Powell 81, a lifelong resident of Fremont Co. died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at her home in St. Anthony following a illness with cancer.

Donna was born June 6, 1929 in Chester, Idaho the daughter of Vernal Leroy and Lucille Berrett Welker. She grew up in St. Anthony where she attended her schooling.

She Married Jack “Pete” Nyle Powell on Dec. 14, 1946 at Dillon Montana. They lived in Riggins, Idaho for one year then Salt Lake City, Ut. for a short time then St. Anthony where they have since resided. Mr. Powell died May 8, 2002.

Donna started working at the age of 14, cleaning cabins. She also ran a press in the cleaners and worked at the local seed houses for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her great grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter Christine (Randy) Miller, St. Anthony, Id. one granddaughter Lisa Dawn (Jerry) Robles, St. Anthony, five great grandchildren- Mitchell, Brandee, Krystal, Jayden and Bryson. Two brothers and one sister Ted (Margene) Welker, Wayne (Teresa) Welker, and Shirley (the late Dale) Larson all of St. Anthony. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one Grandson Kurt Nyle.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Anthony 3rd and 4th LDS Ward Chapel with Bishop Kyle Moore, officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and at the Church Wednesday one hour prior to the time of services. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery. Special thanks to Dawn Egbert and the Creekside Home Health and Hospice.


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