Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Neva Ethington



Idaho Press-Tribune

November 18, 1988

            Edwin Ethington

            Funeral services for Edwin A. Ethington, 73, of Homedale, who died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1988, in a Boise hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 19, at the Homedale 2nd Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Bishop C. L. Leslie officiating. Burial will follow in the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Homedale.

            Mr. Ethington was born Oct. 14, 1915, at Taylorsville, Ky., a son of John and Ada Wells Ethington. Edwin was reared and educated in Kentucky and Arizona. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in March 1942. He married Norma Johnson June 22, 1943, at Mesa, Ariz. He was honorably discharged from service in October 1945. They made their home in Arizona where he ranched and bought and sold cattle. In 1951 they moved to Homedale where they purchased a farm. Edwin had farmed, ranched and operated a dairy in Homedale since that time.

            He was a member of the Homedale 2nd Ward LDS Church, and had held various positions in the church. He was also a member of the DCA.

            Survivors include his wife, Norma of Homedale; five sons, Allen and LeRoyce Ethington, both of Homedale, Delwynn Ethington of Wilder, Deon Ethington of Lehi, Utah, and Merlin Ethington of Merced, Calif.; four daughters, Donna Phelps of Provo, Glenna Kay of Federal Way, Wash., Neva Jorgenson of Homedale and Lynnette Ethington of Provo; two brothers, Eugene Ethington of Queen Creek, Ariz., and John Ethington of Meridian; two sisters, Ann Davis of Grand Junction, Colo., and Pauline Eyring of Trowbridge, Calif.; 42 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents, a brother and a sister died earlier.

            Friends may call today until 8 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Homedale, where the family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends may also call Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Homedale LDS Church.


Idaho Statesman

October 24, 2001

            Norma Lucille Ethington

Norma Lucille Ethington, 85, of Homedale died Monday, October 22, 2001 at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 at 11 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Homedale. Burial will follow at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery.

            Norma was born June 23, 1916, at Pomerene, Ariz., to Benjamin F. and Sarah Sabin Johnson. She graduated from Prescott, Ariz. High School and served an LDS mission in Southern California 1937-38. Prior to her marriage she worked at Woolworth’s as a clerk, and also at Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.

            On June 22, 1943, she married Edwin Allen Ethington in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple while living in Chandler, Ariz. In 1951 the family moved to Boise, Idaho where the remainder of their children were born. Edwin passed away in 1988 and shortly after that Norma brought her mother to her home in Homedale where she lived with her for 10 years.

            Mom loved her husband and family, little children, cats and flowers. She was kind, generous, positive with a happy attitude, and always had a smile. She also sang in the ward choir. “If there was ever an angel here on earth, it was our mother.”

            She is survived by her nine children; Donna Phelps, Provo, Utah, Allen and Margaret Ethington, Homedale, Glenna and Dale Kay, Puyallup, Wash., Neva and Eldon Jorgenson, Jerome, LeRoyce and Cindy Ethington, Moses Lake, Wash., Delwynn and Jackie Ethington, Lehi, Utah, Deon and Tonja Ethington, Winchester, Virginia, Merlin and Susan Ethington, Blackfoot, and Lynnette Ethington, Murray, Utah; 50 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers Bruce and Anna Johnson, Oroville, Calif. And Lyle and Idonna Johnson, Idaho Falls; two sisters Letha Barrow, Yuba City, Calif. And Cora and Rich Swingle, Mesa, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and four brothers, Neil, Dail, Gean, and Joseph, one sister LaRue Johnson, and one great-grandson Derrick Payne.

            Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale, and Friday, Oct. 26, from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Homedale LDS Second Ward Relief Society Room.