Edith (Edie) Mae Patrick Ness was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1927 on south plaza road, Emmett, ID to Dorothy Thome and Harry L. Patrick. She passed away November 12th at the age of 93.
In 1933 Edith’s mother, Dorothy, married Alphie Boynton and they moved to the Boynton Dairy Ranch in Sweet, ID. Edith attended eight years of grade school in Sweet, two years of high school in Montour and graduated in 1945from St. Teresa Academy in Boise, ID. After graduation Edie attended the college of Idaho in Caldwell, majoring in art.
Edie married John Ness in 1947. They moved to the Columbia Basin, WA in 1948 where John went to work for Terteling Construction. In 1949 their daughter, Nicki was born. They lived in Emmett intermittently. They moved to Moses Lake, WA in 1951 where their son, Steven, was born. In January of 1952 they moved to Othello, WA where their daughter, Keralee was born. They moved permanently to Emmett in January 1960 where their son, Tony was born. They were divorced in 1982.
Edie was a lifetime student of learning. an accomplished well know artist in gem county in many endeavors. She was a student of Cleve Taylor, a professional wood carver, and went on to become an accomplished wood carver herself. Edie excelled in needlework, ceramics, wood and leather carving, and painting in diverse multiple media. she built a miniature doll house and hand carved all of the Victorian furnishings.
Edie had an excellent sense of humor and was someone you would not want to match wits with. She was a devoted mother and always put the needs of her children first.
She is survived by daughter, Keralee "Kerri" (Howard) Sutton of Midvale, ID; daughter-in law, Martha Ness of Layton, UT; son, Tony of Emmett; grandsons, Dusty and Darin (Andrea) Sutton of Midvale; great-granddaughters, Alexandra Cozad of Nampa, ID and Kenadie Sutton of Lubbock, TX; great-grandson, Barrick Sutton of Midvale and his little brother coming this spring. Edie was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Nicki and son, Steven.
Graveside services will be held at the Emmett Cemetery on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm. at her request, an art showing will be held in the spring displaying all her many creations.
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