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Eva Furniss Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Eva Margaret Ard Furniss

   Eva Margaret Ard Furniss 92, al long time resident of the Bates area near Driggs, ID. passed away Nov. 27, 2015 in Idaho Falls from natural causes.

Eva was born Jan. 15, 1923 at Rexburg, Idaho the daughter of Joseph Napoleon and Mrytle Elizabeth Westover Ard. She grew up in the Richvale area where she attended elementary school. She also attended High School in Driggs.

She married Oren Clinton Furniss on Nov. 1, 1940 at Driggs, ID.; The marriage was solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple in l950. They lived their entire married life in the Bates area where her husband farmed and ranched. Mr. Furniss passed away Mar. 11, 2011.

Eva was an active member of the LDS Church serving as Relief Society President, the Primary President as well as many other callings. She and her husband also served as temple workers in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They also served on a mission to the
Glasgow Scotland in l979-1980. Eva Loved to square dance in her younger years and she played the harmonica all her life.

Eva is survived by her children- Paulene (John) Sadovich, Idaho Falls, ID.; Shirlene (Lauren) Williams, Idaho Falls, ID.; Linda (David) Jensen, Sugar City, ID. ; Michael Oren (Terri) Furniss, Driggs, ID.; Eva RaNae (Rex) Miller, Filer, ID.; Rhonda (Ron) Weaver, St. Anthony, ID.; Siblings - Don (Elva) Ard, Rigby, Id.; and Nelda Ricks, Alta, Wyoming. She is also survived by 29 Grandchildren, 111 Great Grand Children, 31 Great Great Grandchildren and several on the way.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Driggs LDS Church with Bishop Tom Hill, Officiating. Friends may call at the Church Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 just prior to the time of services. Burial will be in the Bates Cemetery under the direction of the Bidwell Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to


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