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Ida Triplett (Smith)

April 20, 1918 - January 30, 2015

Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m., to noon Monday, February 9, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m., at the Sweet Home Mennonite Church. Committal will take place at Gilliland Cemetery after the funeral service.

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Ida Triplett, 96, formerly of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday, January 30, in Washington. She was born in Hindman, Kentucky to Alex and Tryphena (Pratt) Smith.

Her father was a farmer. Ida was acquainted with hard work from an early age and carried that ethic through the rest of her life. She grew up in a large family, including two sisters and five brothers.

Ida married Charles Triplett when she was 14 years old and eventually settled in Sweet Home. Her husband was a farmer and log truck driver. She dedicated her life to caring for and loving her four daughters and son; the delights of her life. She set a great example for her children with her many homemaking skills and talents. She was an independent by nature and decisive, with an eye for precision and a heart filled with high expectations for herself and others.

Ida displayed many God given talents in her life. She was blessed with great creativity and enjoyed the beauty that she could craft. She demonstrated her resourcefulness and ability in many ways including sewing, quilting, and knitting, with many becoming the benefactors of her handiwork. Ida also excelled int he kitchen, from which her family and friends enjoyed many meals. She loved her flowers, the colors of which often graced the outside border of her home. Her love of music also filled her home, and this love was passed on to her children.

Above all, Ida loved her Lord. Her many journaled thoughts reveal the value of her faith, as well as the object of that belief. Her persistent faith motivated her to make sure that her children would be given the opportunity to respond to the God that she loved. Every Sunday, Ida would diligently get all five children ready for church and, without hesitation, participate in worship at the Sweet Home Church of Christ.

Ida is survived by: her daughter, Jerrun Triplett; grandchildren and great grandchildren; younger sister, Leila Mae; along with many nieces and nephews and friends.

Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m., to noon Monday, February 9, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m., at the Sweet Home Mennonite Church. Committal will take place at Gilliland Cemetery after the funeral service.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.