Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel

112 N 9Th Street, Payette, ID


Lillie Eva Preuss

July 23, 1926August 24, 2019

Lillie was the daughter of Clarence and Marie Thiel. Lillie was born July 23, 1926 in Payette, Idaho.

Lillie married Donald Preuss on March 8, 1947 in Payette, Idaho. They were married for 72 years and raised a family of four children.

She was known as Babs by family and friends. She loved her sister Dorothy Schmelzer dearly. Family was always very important to her. She always made sure to take care of them in any capacity she could.

Lillie loved being out in the yard taking care of all her flowers and bushes. She was always a fan of yard art and never found anything she could not revive. The saying was if you stood still in her yard long enough she would paint you. After retiring from the farm Lillie and her husband Don enjoyed camping and their Poodles.

Lillie is survived by her children Gary & Linda Preuss, Sharon & Larry Dowen, and Debbie & Kenny King and their families.

Lillie was preceded in death by her husband, Don Preuss, son, Larry Preuss and her sister, Dorothy Schmelzer.


  • Donald Preuss, Husband (deceased)
  • Gary Preuss, Son
  • Linda Preuss, Daughter-in-law
  • Sharon (Preuss) Dowen, Daughter
  • Larry Dowen, Son-in-law
  • Debbie King, Daughter
  • Kenny King, Son-in-law
  • Dorothy (Thiel) Schmelzer, Sister (deceased)


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Lillie Eva Preuss

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Diana & Matt Horsley

August 26, 2019

Lilly was like a second mom to me, she always had a big smile to greet you with and a smorgasbord of food, enough to feed an army. I remember her always out in her yard, either planting more flowers or decorating rocks, tires or what ever object she could find. She will be missed by many but never forgotten. May she dance once again with Don in heaven. Love and hugs to all her family.