Idaho State Journal, 03/15/14
Maida Voneal Ingram Ostler, 82, Our beloved mother and grandmother quietly passed away Tuesday evening March 11, 2014 surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter in Boise, Idaho. Voneal was born April 22, 1931 in Moroni, Utah to John Floran Ingram and Virginia Alice Eliason. She grew up in Nephi, Utah until the third grade then her family moved to Mills, Utah and she attended schools in Levan, Utah until the ninth grade then returned to Nephi, Utah where she graduated from Juab High School. During her growing up years she helped on the farm with the hay and other chores and loved to ride horses. It was at a riding club drill that she met Ray Ostler. After two years of courtship they were married on April 28, 1949 in Nephi, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple on March 12, 1970. Voneal was a wonderful homemaker and mother to their four children. In 1960 Ray & Voneal purchased the Herman Wakeman Ranch in Grays Lake, Idaho. Moving their family to Grays Lake was a real learning experience for the family because of the heavy winter snow, but they had fun.
Voneal has always been active in her church. She taught and served as Primary President for eight years, served as President of the Young Women’s program and was a Visiting Teacher. She was an active member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
She liked to make cookies, scrapbook, crochet, embroider dish towels, go four-wheeling and pick huckleberries.
She is survived by her children, Sharon & Paul Curtis of Boise, ID, Greg & Brenda Ostler of Grace, ID, Maxine & Leon Spencer of Battle Mountain, NV, Hal Ostler of Georgetown, ID. She has 18 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her sister and brother.
Services will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Noon at the Thatcher-Williams Ward Chapel in Niter, ID.
The family will visit with friends on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Church and also on Monday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the Turner Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.simsfh.com