Olivine Anna (Ritchey) Kendall
Olivine Anna Ritchey Kendall of Eagle, Idaho died peacefully Sunday, March 12, 2023.
She was born on May 13, 1923 in Melba, Idaho to William Manly Ritchey and Myrna Kenward Ritchey (Ferris).
She attended schools in Melba, Nampa and Boise, graduating from Boise High School in 1941.
She moved to Long Beach California with her family, where she worked at CalShip in San Pedro during World War II.
She attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia and the University of Idaho, Moscow, graduating from there in 1948.
She married Vernon Kendall August 15, 1948 in Arco, Idaho and attended Berkeley Baptist Divinity school, Berkeley, California until he graduated in 1949.
They moved several times in the Intermountain area where her husband served as pastor in American Baptist churches in Hailey Idaho, Salt Lake City and Moab Utah, Spokane Washington and Jerome Idaho.
She enjoyed being the wife of a pastor and the fellowship that provided. She was active in the local and state women’s missionary societies, taught Sunday school, helped on church building projects, and always sang in the church choirs. She raised three children and enjoyed spending time with them and her grandchildren.
She enjoyed music and cats, and her hobbies included oil painting, gardening, singing in the Footnotes, helping to build their own houses, and traveling all around the country, as well as 18 foreign countries.
Family and friends remember her as sweet, faithful, kind, diligent, and always having a smile for everyone.
She is survived by two daughters, Lorna Rios, of Goldendale Washington, and Christine Phelan of Tigard Oregon, and her son, David Kendall and his wife, Kristine, of Garden City Idaho.
She is also survived by two sisters, Patricia Toevs of Idaho, and Myrna Luther of California. Her brother, William Manly Ritchey, II, preceded her in death.
She had five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM at True Hope Church, 607 N 13th St, Boise.
The family suggests memorial donations can be made to True Hope Church, or your local church, since the church was such an important part of her life.
We are comforted in the assurance that she is safe and healed forever in heaven, rejoicing in the arms of Jesus, because she trusted and knew Him as her Lord and Savior.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.