Myrna Louise Peebles

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Myrna Louise Peebles, 81 of St. Anthony, passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at home.

She was born June 5, 1935 to Robert Milton and Eliza Irene Robinson Shaver in Nampa, Idaho.

After Myrna completed second grade, the family moved to Gooding, where she graduated from high school in 1953. She attended the University of Idaho and graduated in 1957 in home economics and secondary education. While there she met Stephen L. Peebles and they were married on June 16, 1957. They went to Texas where Steve completed his Air Force enlistment.

Their next home was in Council, Idaho where Myrna taught home economics and Steve ranched. Two sons, Darwin and Todd, were born.

They moved again to Dubois when Steve became Agricultural Extension Agent these. Two more sons were born, Wayne and Jared.

In 1969 Steve’s employment brought another move, this time to Fremont County. Every move proved to be difficult, as they had to leave behind special friends and memories.

Through the years, Myrna was active in church, Lady Lions, 4-H, Harmony Homemakers, PEO and Cattlemen’s Associations. She was a substitute teacher, an election worker, including senior judge for her precinct, and she worked part-time for the Fremont County treasurer.

After 59 years of marriage, Myrna is survived by her husband; 4 sons, Darwin (Valerie); Todd (Trena); Wayne (Pam); and Jared; 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one on the way and 1 great-great grandchild. She is also survived by siblings Lauren, Catherine and Howard. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Over the years Myrna touched many lives through her selfless service. And even during her challenging battles for health she continued to demonstrate her generosity, courage and strength. She will not be forgotten by all those whose lives she touched.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Presbyterian Church with Heidi Hawkins officiating. The family received friends on Friday, from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. at Bert Flamm Mortuary (581 E. 1st N., St. Anthony) and on Saturday from 10:00 until 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial was in the St. Anthony Riverview Cemetery. The family suggests donations to a cancer charity of your choice in Mryna’s memory. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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