Former Juneau resident Emma Rose Gress, 80, died of cancer Oct. 19, 2002, at her home in Meridian, Idaho.
She was born July 27, 1922, in Atlanta, Neb., to George and Elsie Ireland. She moved with her family to Idaho at age 12, residing at Star, Idaho, where she attended Star Elementary and Star High School, graduating in 1940. She married David Gress at the Star Friends Church on April 6, 1941. They made their homes wherever their lives led them together, including the Star, Grandview, Middleton, and McCall areas of Idaho, and moved to Juneau in 1991.
Some of her pleasures in life were knitting, crocheting, family and friends, and especially grandchildren. Her family said she was a wonderful wife and a great mom, and will be missed by all whose lives she touched.
She is survived by her husband David; three sons and their wives, Dennis and Michelle of Nampa, Idaho, George and Kristeen of Juneau and Duane and Martha of Meridian, Idaho; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; brother Delwin Ireland of Star, Idaho; and her sister Pauline Koch of Middleton, Idaho.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to MSTI, or St. Luke's Hospice program, 100 E. Idaho, Boise, Idaho, 83712, or to a favorite charity.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Terrace Lawn Cemetery, Boise, Idaho. The Rev. Leland Hunefeld of the Meridian United Methodist Church officiated. Services were under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian.