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Obituary: Yenter, Juanita

Sat., June 14, 2014

Age 82

YENTER, Juanita (Age 82) After a courageous battle with the Devil, also known as Alzheimer’s, Juanita passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Life Care Center of Treasure Valley.

Juanita was born and raised in north eastern Washington.

She was one of ten children born to C.A.

and Edna Burbank.

She attended school in Republic, Washington where she met her husband of 62 years, Warren Yenter.

They married on May 27, 1950 and together raised five children.

They lived in Republic until 1970, moved to Redmond, WA for two years, and then to Boise where they retired.

Juanita was the best mom any child could ask for.

She was a stay at home mom until her youngest started high school and then went to work as a seamstress.

She worked at Nadine Miller’s making draperies and then at Atlantic Interiors, sewing material used to re-upholster furniture.

She sewed, knitted, gardened, and canned fruits and vegetables for her family leaving very little time for herself.

She enjoyed reading a good book or working a jigsaw puzzle when she did have some spare time.

Juanita is survived by her children, Don Yenter (Yong), Lawrenceville, GA; John Yenter (Edith), Boise; Kay Walker, Boise; Polly Kasson (James), Nampa; and Bryan Yenter (Cindy), Shoshone; Idaho; nine grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, and eight great- grandchildren; siblings, Art Burbank, Frances Hill, Harold Burbank, Norma Fox, Gary Burbank and Russell Burbank.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren, by her parents; brother Jay Burbank and sisters, Lois Polk and Arloa Williams; and a great-grandson, Izeyah Yenter.

Services will be held in Republic, WA where she will be laid to rest surrounded by family and friends at some time in the future when her family can all be present.

Thanks to each of the Hospices, Ashley Manor Elgin House and Life Care Center of Treasure Valley for all the care they provided to Juanita over the past few years.

Rather than sending flowers, the family requests you make a donation to your local Alzheimer’s Association so they can find a cure for this terrible disease.


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