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Flora Jean Little Werry

Flora Jean Little Werry

Flora Jean Little Werry was born June 8, 1926, died June 24, 2016 at age 90.
She was born in her parent's house at the Little Lost River Ranch near Howe, ID. Known as Jean, she was the second youngest of nine siblings born to James Dalgleish Little and Roberta Alice (Mays) Little.

Jean started grade school in Howe’s one room schoolhouse and attended grade school in Idaho Falls living in the family's Idaho Falls house with older siblings. Jean was creative from a young age, and showed that creativity in art and dance. She attended two years of high school in Idaho Falls and for her senior year attended and graduated from Pocatello High School in 1944, where she lived with her sisters Grace and Helen while they were in college. Jean later attended Floral Design school in Omaha, Nebraska.

Being the second youngest of nine children, Jean became an aunt at ten years old, she became quite fond of and close to many of her nieces and nephews. Jean doted on them when they were young and stayed close to them as they grew and had families of their own.

In 1948 at age 22, Jean opened Little's Flower Shop in Hailey, ID. It was the Wood River Valley's first floral shop. Jean married James N. Werry in 1949. Jean closed the flower shop and Jim used the GI bill to attend the University of Idaho, graduating with a Bachelor's in ’52 and Master’s Degree in Education in ’57. Jean proudly accepted a PHT, "Putting Him Through" degree from the U of I Student Association. Jean and Jim lived in Hailey until the move to Idaho Falls in 1956 and to Boise in 1962.
During all this time, Jean loved the Little Lost River Valley and taking the family to Howe for vacations was memorable adventures of fishing, hunting, and rowdiness with cousins from both sides of the family.
With five children she had lots to keep her busy. She helped with daughter Susan's girl scout troop, allowing the girls to try out many creative efforts as Jean was so creative herself. Jean provided a loving home for her family and played to each of her child’s strengths with praise and affection. A departure from the house or the end of a phone conversation always ended with “I love you”. Jean was an encourager of her five kids whether it be their athletic abilities, artistic, or writing efforts, she always provided praise and guidance.

After Jim passed away in 1967, Jean worked at Hillcrest Floral for a short time and decided she could best support her children by being at home.

Jean preferred to leave the driving to sons Jim and Calvin, they ended up with the driving duties for family and school events. Jean provided a loving home for her five children and was proud of them all going to college.

Even though Jean had a lot on her plate, she found time to help her community however she could. Teaching Vacation Bible School at her church, making her children's friends feel welcome even though she already had a house full. There were also occasions when a niece or nephew would come stay for a while with Jean and the kids.

Jean belonged to the Idaho Garden Club which allowed her to continue to embrace her love of flowers. One group she worked with provided several dried flower arrangements to the Idaho State Capitol in 1975, and Jean's arrangement was chosen to be displayed in the governor's office. She was very proud of this recognition. During the ’70s, voter registration was done at individual homes, and Jean was one of the local registrars. Jean also volunteered to raise funds for the March of Dimes, and went door to door collecting donations.

Jean was preceded in death by siblings James D. Jr, Margaret Waymire, Andrew Little, Grace Anderson, Helen Miller, Forest Little, Calvin Little and Jay Little. Jean's husband James N. Werry died in 1967, her eldest son James F. Werry passed in 2013. Jean's surviving family include Calvin Little Werry, Nancy Eileen Kiren (Anton), William A. Werry (Shelley) and Susan Jean Calvin. Also surviving Jean are her eight grandchildren: Anton, Nick, and Emily Kiren, Cassie and Jayna Werry, Keenan, Cole and Cydney Calvin and three great grandchildren: Lizzie and Landon Kiren, and Harlow Calvin.

Jean was a member of the Southminster United Presbyterian Church on Overland Road. Jean found much comfort in the church after Jim passed away, and tried to herd her five children to church on occasion. Although Jean was not able to attend regular services in her later years, the presbytery provided great support with social visits to the home and prayers for her health.

Services will be held on July 8, 2016 at 2p.m. at the Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Overland Rd. in Boise.
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