Julia Mae Hamby

July 14, 1923July 24, 2018
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Mae Hamby

Julia Mae Hamby 95 of Kimberly died Tuesday July 24, 2018 at Twin Falls Cenoma House. She was born July 14, 1923 in Hollister, Idaho. Mae was one of 4 children born to LeRoy and Gladys McBride. Esther Lundy and Beverly Lehmer were her sisters and brother Bill McBride. She graduated from Kimberly High School.

She is preceded in death by her husband J.R. (Bob) Hamby and sister Esther Lundy.

She worked 26 years for Twin Falls Bank and Trust. She also was a proof reader for Twin Falls Newspaper and was a cook for Kimberly Schools Lunch Program.

In early years Mae was always canning, sewing and planting a garden. As years went on Mae she was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church on Irene & Washington in Kimberly. Also knitting baby caps and blankets for preemies and bandages that went on the orphan grain train from the Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was also a quilter. She was committed to her family.

She is survived by her 4 children, Annette Tarpinian of Spokane, Wa, Jim and Susan Hamby of Twin Falls, Walter Hamby of Hollister and John and Betty Hamby of Walla Walla, Wa. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of Mae’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, 2466 Addison Ave. East, Twin Falls with Pastor Joshua Wiley officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. A viewing for family and friends will take place on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Reynolds Funeral Chapel, Twin Falls.

Her wishes of memorial contributions are to the Kimberly Senior Center, Redeemer Lutheran Church of Kimberly or a charity of your choice. Contributions may be given to funeral chapel staff to process or mailed to Reynolds Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1142, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303.

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  • LeRoy McBride, Father
  • Gladys McBride, Mother
  • J. R. "Bob" Hamby, Husband
  • Annette Tarpinian, Daughter
  • Jim Hamby, Son
  • Walter Hamby, Son
  • John Hamby, Son
  • Bill McBride, Brother
  • Beverly Lehmer, Sister
  • Esther Lundy, Sister
  • Mae is also survived by 8 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 9 Great-Great Grandchildren.

  • Randy Oawson
  • Chris Stephens
  • Justin Hamby
  • Gary Lehmer
  • Sebastian Boyer
  • Hunter Anderson


  • Viewing for Family and Friends Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Mae's Life Friday, August 3, 2018

Julia Mae Hamby

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August 8, 2018

Like Deb I remember the good old days at Twin Falls Bank & Trust. I was always treated with respect even though I was just a kid. My Mom, Helen, asked me to add that she and Mae Hamby (Mom shared the same middle name) graduated from Kimberly "back in the old days". The photos furnished by the family take us all back to those days, days the rest of us will never know or understand. There were many good people that if they were alive would have a fond memory that will make them smile. I know Mae's smile was worth a lot.

Deb Drake

August 7, 2018

The last of the originals that I remember at Kimberly branch. My Mom, Peg, and Mae spent many a break, knitting tiny little Barbie doll dresses, as Christmas gifts. Mae was the sweetest person. She will be greatly missed. God bless Mae's family.

Beverly Denton

August 5, 2018

Annette and Family,

So sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so nice and friendly. She put up with a lot from us when we were young. Lots of love to you at this time.

Your Best Friend, Bev

Justin Hamby

July 29, 2018

Christmas 2013