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Amelia Gantz (Hyde) December 16, 1980 - September 17, 2019

Amelia passed away suddenly on September 17, 2019 from a severe asthma incident in Quinalt, Washington where she was living. She was 38 years old.


Amelia was born on December 16, 1980 in Ocean Springs Mississippi, to loving parents, James and Betty (Cherota) Hyde. As a young child she loved cats, roly-polys, playing dress up and her sisters.  As she grew older, she turned to music, specifically the guitar and composed her own songs.  She recorded her first song when she was 15 years old, in her parents’ home in Boise, Idaho. Other recordings followed and she performed in local coffee shops, the SUB at Boise State University, and many other local venues.. She loved composing, recording and performing her songs, painting, photography and writing her blog- The Washington Pineapple.

She will be remembered for her energy, artistic ability, love of nature, her compassion for others, and her love of life and especially for the love of her children.

She considered her 7 children to be her most important accomplishment and she loved each and every one of them. 3 years ago she became a grandmother and her joy was evident.

Amelia struggled with chronic asthma and other physical conditions for a number of years.  Recently she expressed concern about the severity of her condition and posted helps for others who faced the same challenge. 

She is survived by her children Hailey (19)- Julion (18), Lucy (16), Maximus (13),  Victoria (11), Dexter (11), Charlie (7) and her granddaughter, Nevaya (3).

In addition, Amelia is survived by her parents James Hyde and Betty Hyde, and her siblings, Jennifer Street, Jessica Wilcox, Heather Nesmith, Hilary Ackley, Noah Hyde, Abigail Hyde, Whitney Joy, Logan Hyde, and Hannah Bayles.

She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

A funeral service will be held, 12:00 pm, Thursday, September 26, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 8620 W. Goddard Rd., Boise, with a viewing beginning at 11:00 a.m. A committal service will follow at Meridian Cemetery, Meridian, 895 E. Franklin Rd.


September 26, 2019

11:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sanits
7200 Duncan Lane
Boise, ID 83714


September 26, 2019

12:00 PM
8620 W. Goodard Rd.
Boise, ID 83704

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