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Earlene Ricondo

Dec. 24, 1936 - Aug. 13, 2018

Date of Service: Aug. 18, 2018

Earlene (Beeler) Ricondo, 81, of Rupert, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Earlene was born December 24, 1936 in Forsyth, MO to Jack and Delphia Beeler. Her family moved to Rupert shortly after. As a child she took on the role of care taker and cook while her parents ran two businesses. She excelled in school where she skipped a grade and was active in her high school choir and Spanish club.

While she was riding around the Rupert Square on her bicycle, she met the love of her life, Emil. After she initially ignored him, he followed her home and she said she had to keep him. They married on January 31,1954. Together they had two boys Rick and Mike.

Earlene enjoyed service and worked at the Rupert Hospital and for the Minidoka County School District where she retired after 33 years. She was known as the yodeling bus driver.

Early on she was active with the American Cancer Society as their chairman, she taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. After she retired she spent time working with the Pink Ladies.

Earlene had several hobbies and she was great at them all. She was known for her cooking, gardening, painting, and poetry.

Her family was everything to her. She enjoyed camping with Mike and Tana and was involved in every aspect of her grandchildren’s lives, rarely missing a piano recital or swim meet, taking every chance she could to talk about their most recent accomplishments.

She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings; husband Emil, and son Rick.

She is survived by her son Mike (Tana) Ricondo of Rupert, her grandchildren Jennifer (Wesley) Kory of Syracuse UT, Jeremy (Marcos) Ricondo of Navarre FL, and two great grandchildren Jocelyn and Reese Kory

Her final days at home would not have been as comfortable without the loving care of her family, especially her bonus granddaughter, Kimberly Overall.

A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Hansen Mortuary in Rupert on Friday August 17, as well at one hour prior to the service which will be held at Hope Community Church in Paul at 11:00 on Saturday August 18th. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.

Condolences for Earlene Ricondo

From Tom & Mary Reeves:
Mike and Tana, I am very sorry for your loss! Will be praying for you and yours!
From Elva Jo :
She was always so fun when she drove the bus for the Band trips. I enjoyed her so much.
I know she will be missed by those left behind. but, i know she is reunited with loved ones who have gone on before.
From Wayne and Alice :
You've been in our thoughts and we are sorry for your loss. Hugs.
From Trish:
May she rest in peace may God bless your family in this time of sorrow she was my bus driver when I was in high school
From Cathy & Leonard:
Mike Tana & family of Earlene, know you are all in our thoughts and prayers,, We share in your grief, and know the reunion is huge in Heaven...God Bless
From Memories from Hernandez Siblings of Rupert:
Mrs. Ricondo was a very happy and friendly person as we were greeted at our bus pick-up area with a big smile every day. A Great Lady!
From Bill & Lisa Sibbett:
Earlene is such a special lady and she was so proud of her family. Great memories of her and your family over the years. Keep those memories close...they'll carry you through the tough times ahead. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
From Shanda Hughes:
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She and Emil were great friends and neighbors to my mom and dad. The poem she wrote for my dad's funeral was so special and we have shared it and read it many times.
From Regina:
Jeremy, please let your family know that I am so sorry for the passing of your grandmother. Know that she is resting in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.
From Paul Comer:
Love and prayers to your family.
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