Lydia Harmon


(Oct. 5, 2003)

Longtime Powell resident, Lydia Harmon passed away peacefully Sunday, October 5th afternoon at Powell Valley Health Care surrounded by many of her children.

Lydia was born in Sugar City, Idaho on October 23, 1913 to David and Amelia Foos.

She married Henry Harmon on April 1, 1933 in Billings, Mont. To this union were born nine children. Mr. Harmon passed away July 27, 1987.

Other than loving and raising her children, she baked the best pies for Hanks Cafe, which she and Hank ran for many years in Powell.

She is survived by her children: Bob, Arroyo, Calif., Leo (Anita) Hardin, Mont., Shirley Roth, Billings, Mont., Harold (Betty), Brush Prairie, Wash., Gerald (Mary), Powell, Wyo., Della Smith, Billings, Mont., Ron (Jackie) Chehalis, Wash., Don (Sharon) Elma, Wash., and Bonnie Jensen (Chris) Powell, Wyo.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Among the surviving brothers and sisters are Elsie Keil, Freida Geffre, Marie Ostermiller, Esther Ostermiller, all of Billings. Mont., and Raymond Foos of Roundup, Mont. Her husband, Henry Harmon, her parents, a brother and a sister, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 to 1:45 on Thursday. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Union Presbyterian with The Reverend William Hassler (retired) officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery following the services.

Should you wish, contributions may be made to Powell Valley Care Center or the charity of your choice.