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Annabelle Isaacs, 90, a resident of Buhl, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 near Mountain Home, Idaho of injuries in an auto accident.
Annabelle was born to Frank and Hattie Greer August 18, 1928 in Kline, Colorado. She had three sisters and four brothers. She was raised a Methodist. They attended small country schools in different communities around Marvel, Colorado. Annabelle graduated from Durango High, taught school to trader’s children on the Navajo Reservation two years, attending college one summer at Flagstaff, Arizona.
Annabelle married Robert Donald Isaacs on November 23, 1949. They farmed at Red Mesa, Colorado for a year, then lived in Durango where Bob drove truck and worked at various jobs.
Daughter – Donnette was born September 11, 1950. In September 1951 they moved to Ashford, Arizona looking for ranch jobs, finally moving near Grand Canyon. They fought dozens of rattlesnakes, killing four in the front door.
Daughter – Jerry was born in Williams, Arizona September 3, 1952. They moved to Bagdad, Arizona and Bob drove truck for Bagdad Copper. September 1953 they moved to Imlay, Nevada to start a cattle company with his brothers. He worked in the Tungsten underground mine, and helped with the cattle.
Son – Robert Frank was born July 19, 1954 in Winnemucca, Nevada. We moved to a farm at Lovelock to raise hay and have pasture for cattle. Bob drove truck for a mine to make ends meet.
Eventually the company dissolved, we began contracting hay in a small way and the business grew. When he wasn’t haying, he worked in feed lots.
Annabelle was a 4-H leader, member of the Pershing Co. Cowbells, member of the Lovelock Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, Beta Sigma Phi and Pershing Co. Horseman Association. She was very supportive of their children’s sports and High School Rodeo.
After moving to Wendell, Idaho in 1970, she became an active member of the Wendell Methodist Church where she played piano, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and participated in various church activities for the past 50 years.
Annabelle was always very supportive of Bob’s ranching and roping endeavors.
Grandchildren, children, family and their many friends were always welcome; the more the better. Annabelle never met a stranger, she was a friend to all.
She worked at Schrenk’s Dept. Store, later known as Winslow’s Dept. Store for three years, where she enjoyed working with the public.
Annabelle entertained at the Wendell Manor for 28 years with singing and playing the piano.
In 2000 Bob and Annabelle sold their Wendell ranch and moved to Buhl where they have lived for the past 20 years. She loved gardening, quilting, writing poetry, painting and compiling her amazing collection of music.
Annabelle is survived by her devoted husband of 69 years - Bob; three children – Robert Frank Isaacs of Bliss, Rosa Donnette House of Middleton, Idaho and Jerry Collette Cooney of Elko, Nevada; one brother – James Patrick Greer of Marvel, Colorado; her grandchildren – Jennifer J. (Fred) Buttram, Rebecca A. (Chance) Krasselt, James R. Cooney, Randy S. (Nanci) Thaemert, Robert A. (Renee) Isaacs, Joani M. (Larry) Zunino and Heather A. (Bigz) Benson; and her great grandchildren – Emily Buttram, Stephen Buttram, Kolton Krasselt, Isaac Krasselt, Karly Krasselt, Ava Thaemert, Ali Thaemert, Makena Charlebois, Macie Charlebois, Cooper Zunino, Cora Isaacs, John Isaacs, Lily Isaacs, Elizabetth Isaacs, Landren Isaacs, Jessica Martindale, Michael Martindale and Stephen Cumings.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Frank and Hattie Greer; brothers – John Greer, Paul Greer and Dick Greer; sisters – Frances Greer, Allie Gladden and Betty DeVore.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Wendell United Methodist Church in Wendell with Rev. Mike Hollomon and Pastor Penny Hodges officiating. Burial will follow at the Wendell Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Wendell Chapel.