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Catherine "Delaris" Bishop

September 10th, 1921 - November 27th, 2012

Catherine Delaris Bishop was born September 10, 1921 in Lyndon, Kansas. She was the only child of Walter and Laura Ellis. She graduated from Lyndon High School, and worked in Topeka at Hallmark for three years after completing business school. Delaris married Wilmer (Pete) Bishop the son of Will and Mabel Bishop, February 22, 1946, at Delaris’ family home in Lyndon Kansas. The couple moved to Pete’s farm near Osage City, Kansas. They later moved to a farm near Lyndon where their son Don Ellis Bishop was born June 22, 1950. January 26, 1959, they moved to Wilder, Idaho, purchasing the family home in Arena Valley from Pete’s parents. Delaris was a member of Arena Valley Circle and strong supporter of the Hall and community events. Delaris became a Grandmother three times, Don and Kathy presented her with Andy James, April 1970, Eric Ellis arrived April 1972, and Julie Marie in January 1977. Her Grandchildren gifted her with 10 Great-Grandchildren and just this November, the first Great-Great Grandchild arrived. Delaris lost Pete to heart disease November 5, 1985. She threw her energies into family and friends and community. Delaris moved to Nampa, Idaho in 1998 after the sale of the ranch in Arena Valley. She continued to be an active member and supporter of the Arena Valley Circle and associated events. Delaris moved to Pasco, Washington October 2007, to live with Don and Shirly Delaris is preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Wilmer (Pete) Bishop and her grandson, Eric Ellis Bishop. She will be greatly missed. In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Wilder Quick Response Unit, PO Box 222 Wilder, Idaho 83676. A graveside service will be held Monday, December 3, 2012, 1:00PM at Wilder Cemetery, Wilder Idaho. Condolences for the family may be left online at Service Information

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