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Thelma Howard - Bidwell Funeral Home of St. Anthony, Idaho
Thelma Howard Steel

   Thelma Howard Steel 92, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in the Madison Memorial Hospital from incidents to age.

Thelma was born May 23, 1921 at Chester, ID. the Daughter of William Alfred and Rachel Elnora Thompson Howard. She grew up in Chester and St. Anthony attending Chester Grade school and graduating from St. Anthony High School.

She married Rexford “Rex” S. Howard on Apr. 19, 1940 in the Logan LDS Temple. They lived in Ogden, Utah during WW2 . In l945 they moved to Newdale where they have since resided. Mr. Howard passed away Oct. 19, 1995. She then married Louis Steel on Aug. 12, 1998 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They made their home in Newdale until moving into the Homestead assisted Living Center in St. Anthony.

Thelma was very active in the LDS Church serving for 35 years as the music-choir director, she sang with the Newdale Sextet for many years and organized a Newdale Band. She served three missions for the church, the Atlanta Temple in Atlanta Georgia with her husband Rex, Santa Rosa, California, and Martin’s Cove, Wyoming with her husband Louis. She had many church callings in the Ward, Stake and Ricks College. She also enjoyed gardening and working outside.

She is survived by her husband Louis, of Newdale, two sons and one daughter Dennis R. Howard, Casper, Wyoming, Margo Renee Ricks, Grand Junction, Colorado, and Boyd E. Howard, Newdale, ID.; and . 18 Grandchildren 33 Great Grandchildren. Siblings- Beatrice Goulding, St. George, UT. Iris Hathaway, Star Valley, Wy.; Dean Howard, Hyrum, UT. Glen Howard, Idaho Falls, ID. Numerous loving Step children, step grandchildren and Step Great Grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband Rex she was preceded in death by 5 sisters Dorothy Williams, Ruth Reynolds, Dale Rightmire, Eva Welker, Nell Howard and 2 brothers Merrill Howard, Don Howard.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at 11:oo a.m. in the Newdale LDS Church with Bishop Jasen Grover, Officiating . Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and at the Newdale Church Monday one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Wilford Cemetery.

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