Mae Isabell Eaton


(April 13, 2005)

Memorial services were Saturday, April 16 at the United Methodist Church for a lifelong Powell resident, Mae Isabell (Herboldsheimer) Eaton, 89, who died Wednesday, April 13 at the Powell Valley Hospital.

The Rev. Susan Adams Trembath officiated at services and burial of cremains at Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 12, 1915, in Powell to Lea Mae and Alva H. Herboldsheimer. She attended school in Powell and married William (Bill) Eaton March 28, 1933, in Billings, Mont. Seven children were born to this union.

She loved life and enjoyed dancing, hunting and fishing with her husband and family. She enjoyed playing cards and sewing and was an avid reader. She helped her husband raise a large garden for many years.

Mae loved to travel and went on many trips with her family. She was a cook for many years and ran the Coffee Cup Cafe in Powell for three years. She loved her family and made sure a reunion was held each year.

She was a longtime member of the Eagles Auxiliary and was Honorary Mother in 1955.

She and her husband celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on March 28, 2005.

Survivors include her husband, William Joseph Eaton; five children, Virginia Cheney, William L. Eaton, Patricia Cothren, Rose Cannon and Dan Delbert Eaton; two sisters, Winnie Kindler and Eleanor Robbins; two brothers, Lloyd and Willard Heimer; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ada Jinks and Alma Bunn; a brother, Dan Heimer; two sons, William and Thomas; and granddaughter Deborah deHaan.

She was very much loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Ballard Funeral Home of Cody was in charge of arrangements.