New Plymouth: Sandra L. Rabehl (Rynearson), beloved wife, mother, Grandmother, great grandmother and friend went home to our Lord and savior December 17th. She was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2000. Her courageous final battle with cancer has ended.
Sandra (Sandy) was born June 15, 1940, to Raymond and Dorothy Rynearson of Emmett, Idaho. Mom’s siblings: Christine (deceased) of Portland, Oregon, Richard Rynearson (deceased)(Donna) of Emmett, Loreen Korell (Don) of Emmett and Gale Rynearson of Emmett.
Mom learned her love of cooking from her Grandma Johnson. She never stopped that love affair.
Mom met dad, Arthur Rabehl, on a blind date in Emmett, then went to a dance in New Plymouth, in 1957. They married March 30th, 1958, in Emmett, Idaho. They lived in Boise, Mt. Home, Meridian and her final resting place, New Plymouth, Idaho. They welcomed 4 children to the family. Dale, Debora (Charlie), David, and Daniel (Kären).
Mom and dad enjoyed Square Dancing, being members of Pierce Park Grange and Hope Lutheran Church.
Growing up mom worked in the orchards to make pocket money. After moving to Meridian, she worked for Willis Egg farm in Star, Sun Ray Dairies in Boise and DariGold Creamery in Caldwell. Mom worked at the creamery until she had to take a medical retirement after having surgery for breast cancer in 2000.
Mom loved being Grandma to Brian Rabehl of Florida, Amber Pasker (Dave) of Nevada, Schandis Rabehl of Middleton, and step grandma to CJ Campbell (Sarah) of Oregon. Those Great Grandbabies were special to her as well: Kaiah, Zoey, Elijah, Brian, William, Kayleigh, Hannah and step great grandson Ezra.
Mom spent many hours baking cookies; usually a minimum of 25 dozen, for the Ronald McDonald House in Boise. She did this for many years until the RMH no longer allowed cookies from the outside. She missed it a lot. Mom found an outlet by baking bread. She had a loaf every Sunday for Holy Communion. Mom kept making bread until covid restrictions stopped her. Mom was having health issues and her knees were giving out, but she loved making goodies for the fellowship hour after church service. She would watch cooking shows, read recipe books and then make her treats. This was her outlet when her body wouldn’t let her do other things.
Mom was a long-term member of Hope Lutheran Church. She met so many folks, many who became dear friends. She was Thankful for each and every one of you.
Mom so appreciated her physicians, their honesty and caring. Special Thanks to Dr. M. Maier, Dr. S. Schutz and Dr. L. Fiorentino. We are grateful to Heart N Home Hospice care. Kara and K’Dean you were caring and compassionate. Thank you.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donating to The Ronald McDonald House, Hope Lutheran Church Eagle, Idaho or charity of your choice.
Funeral Services will be Dec.27, 2021 at Hope Lutheran Church Eagle, Idaho (Highway 44 and Linder Rd) at 1pm. A short fellowship time will follow the service. We will have a short graveside service at Meridian Cemetery (895 E. Franklin Rd Meridian) starting at 3 pm.