Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Larry Stansell



Owyhee Avalanche

April 4, 2007

            Edwin Stansell

            Edwin Stansell, 91, of Homedale, died and went to be with Jesus on March 29, 2007, at the Owyhee Health and Rehabilitation Center in Homedale.

            Albert Edwin Stansell was born to A.M. and Golda (Camden) Stansell in Idaho Falls on December 8, 1915. Edwin attended grade school in Idaho Falls and graduated from Ammon High School near Idaho Falls in 1933. After high school Edwin attended Diesel Mechanic School in Portland, OR.

            He married Vera Evans, a teacher who was boarding with the Stansell family, in 1938. In 1940, they and their young son, Keith, with Edwin’s parents and his two youngest siblings, Jack and Velda, moved to Homedale, where Edwin and Jack farmed for over 40 years. Members of the Stansell, George, Parr, Glanzman, and Simon families had been acquainted in Idaho Falls and helped each other find farms or employment in Homedale.

            Vera died in 1965, and Edwin married Dorothy Westby in 1967. Edwin and Dorothy observed their 40th wedding anniversary on January 26.

            Edwin served on the Board of Directors of the Gem Irrigation District South Board of Control for 28 years (1952-79). He was Chairman of the Board for many of those years. He was proud of the fact that as Chairman, he was able to build consensus and was never required to cast a tie-breaking vote. Edwin also served on the Board of Directors of the Western Idaho Potato Growers Association, the Homedale City Council, and for more than 30 years as Treasurer of the Homedale Friends Community Church.

            Edwin is survived by his wife Dorothy, his sisters Velda Finn and Rita Watkin, his children Keith, Ron (Carolyn), Larry (Tonjia), Maxine (Tim Jenkins), and his daughter-in-law Sandy. Also, his stepchildren include Lauren Westby, Gloria (Ron) Chell, Dean (Mary Beth) and Dale (Trude) Westby, Kathy (Duane) Williams and Linda (Michael) LeClair. Together, Edwin and Dorothy have 27 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Edwin was preceded in death by his first wife Vera, son Glen, brother Jack, sister Margaret, and parents.

Viewing was 4:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 3, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Homedale. The Memorial Service will be at the Homedale Friends Church at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, April 4. Graveside service to follow at Marsing-Homedale Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Homedale Friends Church Building Fund.


Owyhee Chronicle

October 21, 1965

            Funeral Services Held Tuesday for Vera L. Stansell

            Vera L. Stansell, 45, Homedale, Rt. 1, died Saturday at a Caldwell hospital.

            Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Peckham-Dakan-Davis chapel in Caldwell with the Rev. Quincy Fodge, Homedale Friends Community church officiating. Interment was at Homedale-Marsing cemetery.

            Pallbearers were David Beebe, Don Martin, Jim Thomas, Virgil Tucker, Harold Glanzman and Lawrence Lee.

            She was born Nov. 5, 1919, at Robin. She attend school at Robin and at Albion State Normal. She taught for one year at Dewey school near Idaho Falls.

            She was married to Edwin Stansell on May 15, 1938, at Idaho Falls. The couple moved to Homedale in 1940.

            Mrs. Stansell was a member of the Homedale Friends Community church. Memorials may be given to the church.

            Survivors besides her husband are four sons, Keith, Ronald, Glen and Larry Stansell, all of Homedale; a daughter, Maxine Stansell, Homedale; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Evans, Arimo; a brother, Ross A. Evans, Homedale; two sisters, Mrs. R. P. Kelly, Columbus, Neb., and Mrs. R. C. Hornberger, of Alamo, Calif.; and two grandchildren.