Ethel Weekes

April 28, 1931March 6, 2019

Ethel W. Porter Weekes, 87, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Idaho Falls, ID. She was born April 28, 1931 in Little Lake, California to Cecil Porter and Helen Louise Bicknell Porter. She graduated from Madison High School in Rexburg, ID.

Ethel was married to Cleve G. Weekes in January 1949. Together they had five children: Sandy (Ken), Sherri (Brent), Dan (Gay), Mike, Mardy (Brenda). They were later divorced. Ethel was a cosmetologist for a number of years. She went back to school to earn her Associate’s Degree. Ethel loved cats, painting and sewing.

Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, one great-grandson Riley, one sister and one brother. Ethel is survived by her children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one sister.

The family will visit with friends on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5 – 7 PM at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home at 825 E. 17th Street in Idaho Falls, ID. Condolences may be sent to the family care of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Joe and Jeanne Groberg

March 16, 2019

What a delight it was to meet Ethel more than twenty years ago when she lived in a unit of Three Fountains on the west side of Woodruff! She was so full of life and fun to talk with! She was an Unsinkable Molly Brown, and she never changed. We are grateful for her vivacious life, her love for her friends and for her clients she served decades before, and for sharing her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will miss her. Joe and Jeanne Groberg

Philip Damon

March 12, 2019

She was a very sweet lady. My wife Nancy met her as a client through her work and they became friends. I had the privilege of meeting her at Christmas 2018 when Nancy and I went up to visit her. She had a very soft heart and was really gifted in crafts. She was also a very beautiful artist. She will be missed.

Emma Povey

March 9, 2019

I had the privilege of helping care for Ethel from August till October 2018. She was persnickety lady but sweet to me and so excited that I was pregnant haha. We became very close and she came to my baby shower and my daughter’s baby blessing. She was always so generous and even made me a baby blanket. I am grateful I was able to be a part of her life and share with her the joy of my little one. I will miss her but I’m glad she’s no longer in pain. Love you, hunny. See you later.

Irene Parker

March 9, 2019

I was a friend and fellow member of the Red Hat Ladies Society with Ethel Weekes.
I had a nice visit with her at the last luncheon at Perkin's in Idaho Falls in January.
She read a poem to us all.
She was a classy dresser.
She offered to write the ladies' names on new Red Hat name tags,
so I decorated them with ribbon bands, rhinestones, feathers and assorted doodads
and mailed them to her with an extra fine black permanent marker pen.
We hoped to get them at the next luncheon Wednesday, March 20
at the Fiesta Cancun Mexican Grill in Idaho Falls at 2:00 p.m.
We were all saddened to hear of her passing and wish to send condolences to her family.
We have no contact information for any of them.
Please call Irene Parker, in Plano, 208-656-9098
or Irene Olsen, in Ammon, 208-522-9134. She is also a Red Hat Ladies member and friend.
She heard about the death fro someone at the beauty shop and called me.
I searched On-line as was not able to locate any memorial or funeral info. for Ethel.
Thank you at this sad time

JoAnn Densley

March 8, 2019

My husband and I have known Ethel for the past 15 years. She had a great sense of humor and a very positive outlook on life. During the last few years , as
Her health has been deteriorating , she still had the desire to live and continued to enjoy her hobbies. Her talents were many. She had a green thumb and could grow anything she planted. She had many plants and knew the names of all of them. She was an excellent artist and even entered many of her paintings in the state fair receiving blue ribbons on lots of them. She was a seamstress and enjoyed making beautiful lap quilts and wall hangings. I have spent many hours with Ethel both on her good days and her bad days, but no matter how she felt, I knew that she wanted to be happy and be able to enjoy life. She will be missed by my husband and I.

JoAnn and LaMar Densley