Lucille W. Schwartz Ipsen, 87, of Malad, died Friday, November 29, 2013 in Pocatello, Idaho at a local care facility, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born January 2, 1926 in Gwenford, Idaho – a small community on the outskirts of Malad. She is the daughter of William S. and Amy Waldron. She grew up in Samaria, Idaho and always had a deep love for the Samaria mountains and surrounding area.
During her early years she learned the value of hard work and helped at the family farm. This served her well throughout her entire life. She would do anything to help people out and was always willing to work hard.
She graduated from Malad High School in 1944. She was a life-long resident of Malad.
On May 25, 1945 she married Rex B. Schwartz in Malad. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple on June 22, 1948.
She and Rex worked hard side by side raising their family. Together they opened and operated Rex’s A.G. Store in Malad for many years until Rex’s poor health forced them to sell the store and retire. She took care of Rex for many years and was always at his side. He passed away June 17, 1993 in Malad.
She married Lyman Ipsen on June 24, 1994 in Logan, Utah. Lyman passed away November 4, 2000.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings throughout her life. She had a strong testimony of the gospel.
Lucille had many “passions” in life such as her love to cook, sew, crochet, machine embroider pillow cases and towels (who in Malad doesn’t have one of those?), flowers and gardening. She always loved to plant new things just to see if they would grow, and with her green thumb, they usually did!
She is survived by three sons and their spouses, Glen and Jeanne Schwartz of Chubbuck, Terrill and Peggy Schwartz of Malad, and Don Paul and Shery Schwartz of Malad; two daughters and their spouses, Tam and Steve Svedin of Nampa and Pam and Bob Broberg of Pocatello. Also surviving is her legacy of 15 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren.
Among those who preceded her in death are her parents, three sisters, Edna Louise Waldron, Mary Howell of Pocatello and Ila May Williams of Malad; two brothers, Wayne Waldron of Salt Lake City and Robert Waldron of Malad. She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter and 2 great granddaughters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday December 4, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Malad LDS Stake Chapel, with Bishop Mike Schwartz officiating. Friends may call at the Horsley Funeral Home, 132 W. 300 N., Malad, Tuesday evening from 6 – 7 p.m. or 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday prior to the funeral services. Burial will be in the Malad City Cemetery.