Link to Mary Packer's memorial service https://youtu.be/RZY2Q-G3RBI
Mary Ellen Packer,70, a resident of Bliss and formerly of Wendell, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Serenity Transitional Care in Twin Falls.
Mary was born on July 31, 1951 in Oakland, California, the daughter of Orville G. and Mary (Posey) Stringfellow. She was very proud that her father was a Marine and was a very patriotic person. She was raised and educated in Wendell, Idaho.
She married Jack C. Packer on June 22, 1984 in Elko, Nevada. After Jack passed away, she found her “Sweetheart” Rex Merrit, who was by her side until she passed away.
She worked at Green Acres Care Center in Gooding, Idaho for 35 years. The care center changed names over the years, but she remained a familiar face providing social activities for the residents.
She was a member of Order of the Amaranth, Garnet Court #5, PGRM of the Grand Court of Idaho, Order of the Eastern Star of the West #35 and the American Legion, Wendell Post # 41, Past Department President.
Mary is survived by: her sweetheart - Rex Merrit of Bliss; her daughter - Mary (Ian) Campbell of Rupert; sons - Duane Packer of Boise and Scott (Heather) Packer of Nampa; daughter - Missi (Blake) Bessire of Twin Falls; one sister - Elizabeth “Teenie”(Owen) Fallin of Wendell; ten grandchildren – Jeff (Heather) Campbell, Tiana (Chad) Beckett, Danielle Campbell, Taylor Patrick, Mason Patrick, Payton Packer, Jake Packer, Keira Packer, Taryn Packer, and Aleigh Hunsaker; and two great grandchildren - Weslee and Adeline Beckett.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her daughter - Andra Packer; sister and brother-in-law - Kay (Dennis) Zemke and brother - Marshall Henderson.
A celebration of life for Mary will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Wendell Methodist Church with Pastor Penny Hodges officiating. A gathering for family members and friends will follow at the American Legion Hall in Wendell.
Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Wendell Chapel.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Ellen (Stringfellow) Packer, please visit our floral store.