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Mary Ellen Bolton

September 16th, 1930 - July 23rd, 2020

Mary Ellen Messner Gemette Bolton September 16, 1930 ~ July 23, 2020 Mary Bolton, 89 passed away Thursday July 23rd at the home of her daughter Debra Borah in Meridian, ID. Mary was born September 16, 1930 in Twin Falls, ID, to Paul Albert and Annie Ellen Messner, she was their third child. She spent her childhood on the Salmon Tract, graduating from Hollister High School, May 1948. She married Basil Gemette, 1952 in San Jose, CA and gave birth to her only child, Debra Borah, March 1953. In 1955 Mary and Basil divorced and Mary and Debbie moved to Kimberly, ID. She went to work for Union Motors in Twin Falls, ID where she met Harry Bolton and they were married January 6, 1961 in Elko, NV. She and her husband lived in Twin Falls, ID where he was a Well Driller, she then became his bookkeeper for his business. She was in her element doing anything outside, from her extensive gardening to what she especially enjoyed, her fishing trips with Harry - always bickering about who caught the most fish or biggest fish. She also enjoyed, in the winter months, crocheting, knitting and reading a good book, her canning and baking the fruits of her labors were a big hit with Harry and her family. She and Harry became Snow Birds in 1976 travelling back and forth from Twin Falls to Arizona. They ultimately settled in Yuma, AZ for six months out of the year. Mary loved Yuma and after Harry’s death in April of 1997 she became a permeant resident of Yuma until her stroke on May 7, 2019 when she moved back to Idaho to live with her daughter. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Harry, her parents and her two brothers Roy and Edgar. Mary is survived by her daughter Debra of Meridian, ID and Grandchildren Cassie (Brian) Collins and Cara (Dennis) Kaler, Great Grandchildren Camryn Collins, Caden Kaler, Brennan Collins, Coleton Kaler and Addilyn Kaler all of Meridian, Id. The family wants to thank Keystone Hospice for their loving care of our Mother and Grandmother. Per Mary’s request there will be no service but the family will be having a celebration of Mary’s life at her Daughters home Sunday August 2nd.

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Jim Borah

🕯️ Mary was a wonderful woman, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother... Her legacy speaks for itself.. She will live on in our hearts and minds forever. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling flight, I am the starshine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I do not die.

Published March 30th, 2024

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