Dorothy Austeen (Fowler) Wimpy
October 24, 1926 – May 31, 2018
Dorothy Austeen Wimpy, age 91, of Payette died at home May 31, 2018. A viewing will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on June 8th at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Payette. Graveside services will be held on June 11th at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weiser, Idaho. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.
She was born to George Washington Fowler and Lora Austeen McCall Fowler in Duncan, Oklahoma. Her family moved to Idaho in the 1930’s. They often said they looked like the family in The Grapes of Wrath with all their belongings piled in the back of the pickup. They lived briefly in Riggins, Idaho, Home, Oregon, McCall, Idaho, Weiser, Idaho, and Payette, Idaho. She spent the last 57 years in Payette. She is survived by her three daughters: Charlene Wimpy of Payette, Idaho, Darlene (Roger) Ingebritsen of Caldwell, Idaho, and Paulette (Terry) Heitz of Fruitland, Idaho. She is survived by her grandchildren Heather Heitz (Randall Llamas) of Fruitland, Idaho, Matthew (Abbey) Ingebritsen of Providence, Utah, Chris (Jaennae) Ingebritsen of Hillsboro, Oregon, and Jason Ingebritsen of Hillsboro, Oregon. Dorothy is also survived by her nieces, nephews, great nephews, and by some very special friends including Mike and Bonnie Hall, Lavern Booth, Roy Seiber, and Jerry and Mary Brooks. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, and sister.
Mom’s love of sewing led to her passion for quilting. She and her daughter Darlene spent many hours working on quilts and looking for that next pattern. She loved going to yard sales with her daughter Paulette searching for that ultimate treasure. She loved camping and travelling with her daughter Charlene in their little motorhome. She enjoyed her grandchildren and their many activities as they were growing up. Mom enjoyed working in the church teaching Sunday School, vacation Bible School, and working on various projects within the church. She was one of the first employees at Payette Head Start along with Imogene Johnson. She also worked at the Metropole in Weiser and as a telephone operator and service representative for Mountain Bell (Century Link) in Weiser. She was a member of the Payette First United Methodist Women’s, the Payette United Methodist Church, and Questers.
The family wishes to thank Canyon Home Care and Hospice for their kindness and help during her last days and the many acts of kindness, prayers, and compassion shown to us by our friends, neighbors, and church family. Thank you so much.
Contributions can be sent to WestVet Veterinarian Clinic at 5024 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City, ID 83714. Condolences to Dorothy’s family may be made at www.shaffer-jensenchapel.com.
- Charlene Wimpy, Daughter
- Darlene Ingebritsen, Daughter
- Roger Ingebritsen, Son-in-law
- Paulette Heitz, Daughter
- Terry Heitz, Son-in-law
- Heather Heitz, Grandchild
- Randall Llamas, Companion
- Matthew Ingebritsen, Grandchild
- Abby Ingebritsen, Granddaughter-in-law
- Chris Ingebritsen, Grandchild
- Jaennae Ingebritsen, Grnddaughter-in-Law
- Jason Ingebritsen, Grandchild
- George Washington Fowler, Father
- Lora Austeen Fowler, Mother
- George Fowler, Brother
- Bud Fowler, Brother
- Owen Fowler, Brother
- Jean Bigler, Sister
- By her nieces and nephews, great nephews. Special friends Mike and Bonnie Hall, Lavern Booth, Roy Seiber, and Jerry and Mary Brooks.
- Roger Ingebritsen, Active
- Terry Heitz, Active
- Matt Ingebritsen, Active
- Chris Ingebritsen, Active
- Jason Ingebritsen, Active
- Mike Hall, Active
- Grant Grigg, Honorary
- Randall Llamas, Honorary
- Lloyd Fowler, Honorary
- Roy Seiber, Honorary
Dorothy Austeen (Fowler) Wimpy
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