Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mabelle Irene Luthy Larter Obituary

Mabelle Irene (Luthy) Larter, 99, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, of natural causes. She was born Sept. 3, 1911 to the late Albert and Ellen Luthy of Rexburg, Idaho. Mabelle was the last living sibling of a family of 12, plus three orphans.

She is preceded in death by her parents, all her siblings, her husband and one grandchild.
Mabelle went to high school in Rexburg and entered nurses training at a local hospital.
Later, she came to Lost River to help her sister, Adeline (Luthy) Kimball, take care of her baby Edith Kimball (Watson). Mabelle met her future husband at a dance at the "Dance Palace" in Mackay and married the late Ferry Henry Larter, the cowboy she always wanted to marry. They were married Sept. 1, 1931, and survived The Great Depression. They had two children, Gary D. Larter of Idaho Falls and Sharron Larter (Akers) of Mackay. The family lived on a homestead ranch in Chilly, Idaho, and raised Hereford cattle. Mabelle kept busy as a rancher's wife until Ferry's death from cancer in 1984. They were married 53 years. Mabelle moved to Mackay and became a longtime member of The American Legion Auxiliary, The Historical Society and The Mackay Women's Club. She attended the Mackay Community Church.
She had six grandchildren: Shanna Ramos of Washington, Raima Larter Lipkowitz of Virginia, Rebecca Born of Colorado, Drienne Yost of Alaska and Lorelei Arias of Nampa, Idaho; 14 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Sharon (Phillips) Huff lived with the Larters during her high school years and is considered one of the family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Chilly Cemetery with Pastor Robert Newton officiating. Services are under the direction of the Anderson Family Funeral Home of Arco.
Published in Post Register on September 15, 2010

Chilly Cemetery, Custer County, Idaho

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