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Mildred Wilma Brooks Scholfield

Mildred Wilma Brooks Scholfield




Mildred was a hard-working woman who loved her family and friends with a fierceness seen by many. Mildred loved arranging flowers, gardening, crafts, and reading everything she could find about flowers and birds. More recently she discovered a talent for painting.  She was able to develop her floral skills during years of making alter arrangements for Whitney Friends Church, where she attended for more than 60 years.


Mildred attended school in Mountain Home, where 1 st through 12 th grade were all in the same building. After finishing high school, she enrolled in cosmetology school in Boise, which was when she met her husband, Walter Earl Scholfield. He was the bus driver for the city bus route between her home and the cosmetology school.


Earl and Mildred were married in Reno, NV on July 21 st , 1947. Earl built a house for his beloved, where they lived together until his death in February of 1987.  She continued to live there until January of 2018, when she moved to Overland Court Senior Center.  Mildred made many friends at Overland Court and loved the new experiences.  She was fond of practical jokes, including asking her doctor (with a straight face) if she could go sky diving and ziplining at the age of 92!


Mildred started her employment at Maxine’s Paris Hair Salon in Boise, where she worked for a few months, then decided she’d rather go fishing with Earl than work!  After her youngest daughter was old enough to be in school, she went to work at Jefferson Elementary, where she started as a Helping Mother in the lunch room and worked her way up to be the manager. She retired after more than 30 years.


While her children were growing up, she spent countless hours volunteering as a cub scout leader and teaching children’s Sunday School.


Mildred spent the years following her beloved Earl’s passing raising her great grandson Dan (Danny) Steiner and developing treasured relationships with her granddaughters Bri and Becky, numerous great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She enjoyed sending greeting cards and there were decades that went by without missing a birthday card from her. She received her yellow belt in Martial Arts when she was 82.


Mildred is survived by her three children, Linda (Dan) Steiner, Jerry (Cindee) Scholfield, Jeannette (Jim) Trent, 6 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, her siblings Vira Jean (Don) Martin, Phyllis Richards, Dick (Valerie) Brooks, as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews.  She is preceded into the arms of Jesus by her parents, Irving and Wilma Brooks, brothers Vern Brooks, Robert Brooks, and William Brooks; sisters Mary Brooks, and Evelyn Granden.


Please join us for the funeral service at Alden-Waggoner on Tuesday February 12 th , at 1 pm.  After the service, join us for the interment at Dry Creek Cemetery with a dinner at Eagle Senior Center immediately following. The service is being officiated by Pastor Joy Lujan from Whitney Friends Church.  Viewing hours are Monday February 11 th , from 5-8 p.m. at the Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel, 5400 Fairview Avenue, Boise.



The family wishes to thank the kind care-givers at the Overland Court Senior Center in Boise and the staff at Treasure Valley Hospice.  Finally, the family also wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Scott Shappard, for his years of outstanding care for Mildred.
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