Margaret Ann Aspitarte

March 14, 1921January 13, 2019

Margaret Ann Aspitarte, age 97, of Payette left us and will forever be in our hearts Sunday January 13, 2019 at an assisted living facility. Margaret Ann requested there will be no services, but this Spring, a Graveside Memorial will be conducted at the Twin Falls Cemetery. Condolences may be made to Margaret’s family at Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, Payette.

March 14th 1921 was the date our beloved mother Margaret Ann Boyer was born in the unity of her mother Mary Nieffenegger Boyer and William Riley Boyer in Hagerman, Idaho. She came dancing in the world with glowing red hair and bright green eyes surpassing everyone who saw her. Throughout the years she proved, her class, grace and dignity wherever she went. Her love for clothes was of the highest level along with matching hats, gloves, purses and of course her shoes. Salvatore Faragomo would have been very proud. She dressed to the tee everyday even when she volunteered for the St. Anthony and St. Joseph Guild in Pocatello, Idaho. Margaret Ann married Joe L. Aspitarte a very handsome Basque man in Shoshone, Idaho on September 25, 1938. From this Union came three girls Joan, Patricia and Susan. Margaret adored being a wife and mother. She also could drive the golf ball farther than any man. The game of golf was one of her greatest achievements along with gardening, cooking and baking.

Her entertaining was perfect and her joy of travel with Joe was fun and exciting and her love for God was forgiving. The life that Margaret lived was beyond different yet very enjoyable. Margaret Ann is survived by her brother William Riley (Jr.) Boyer of Florida her sister n law Jaunita Aspitarte Sain of Ohio and her daughters Joan M. Gaines, Patricia J. Zakalyk and Susan Aspitarte Mahan, and David C. Dragoo, her six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Margaret Ann was preceded in death by her loving husband Joe Aspitarte along with six brothers and three sisters: Harlan D. Boyer, Sylvan K. Boyer, Alice E. Boyer (Cecel), Bessie M. Boyer (Miller), Thomas W. Boyer, Barbara M. Boyer (Pauls), William H. Boyer, Marian Lee Boyer, and Milton L. Boyer. May the good Lord above wrap his arms around you mama and keep you forever.


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Margaret Ann Aspitarte

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Debbie Toy

January 28, 2019

What a classy lady and friend our dear Margaret was to us! Maxine Wright, the Sherlocks and Toys were so blessed to know her and share some fun times with her and our beloved Uncle Bob! May you all find peace and joy in celebrating a very dear friend to us all!

Dianne Boyer Butler

January 24, 2019

Dear Joan, Pat, Susan, I loved your mom so much she was such a kick. She always laughed about the jokes she and my dad played on each other(stealing the cake, cow manure for freckles,pulling all the carrots in the garden so many things . Thinking of you. Dianne