Idaho State Journal, 01/05/13
SODA SPRINGS — DeLila Martinsen, 85, of Soda Springs, returned to her Father in Heaven on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the Caribou Memorial Living Center. She was born in Bloomington, Idaho, on April 7, 1927, the daughter of Charles Lorenzo and Pearl Laverna Quinton Lewis. She attended school at the Bloomington Elementary in Bloomington, Idaho, and Fielding High School in Paris, Idaho.
On November 9, 1946 she married Reid Frank Martinsen in Dillon, Montana. Reid and DeLila were sealed together on August 29, 1956, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
She had a strong testimony of the gospel and served in the Primary. Together they had seven children, Lois, Kenneth, Brent, Dean, Nancy, Linda and Carol. She and Reid lived in Idaho Falls, Rigby, Aberdeen and Soda Springs. They owned Reid’s Plumbing and Heating, Inc., in Aberdeen and Soda Springs.
DeLila enjoyed quilting, cooking and entertaining (baby-sitting) her many grandchildren. Her happiest moments were when she was surrounded by her family.
She had many lifelong friends and loved her friends in the Red Hat Ladies and at Spring Creek Manor. She was on the board of directors of the Caribou County Senior Citizens.
DeLila is survived by her sons, Brent (Kathy) Martinsen of Soda Springs, Idaho, Dean (Cindy) Martinsen of Afton, Wyoming; and her daughters, Lois (Gary) Warner of Aberdeen, Idaho, Nancy Lindsay of Soda Springs, Idaho, Linda (Wayne) Warner of Chubbuck, Idaho, and Carol (Dan) Baker of Bancroft, Idaho.
She is also survived by 32 grandchildren, 74 greatgrandchildren (plus a greatgranddaughter on the way) and seven great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Viola Martinsen of Ogden, Utah; one brother, Milford Lewis of Idaho Falls; and three sisters, Leona Payne of Montpelier, Marvine Herrera and Verda Longhurst of Idaho Falls. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reid, her parents, brother, Harold Lewis, sisters, Elaine Lewis, LaRae Dokken, and LaRee Ferguson, son, Kenneth Reid Martinsen, granddaughter, Jill Martinsen, grandson Matthew Reid Lindsay, sonin-law, Joe Van Lindsay, great-grandchildren, Trey Landvatter, MattieJoe Whitney Lindsay, Lydia Alesssa Granadino and Gabriel Wade Dory.
The family wishes to express our gratitude to those at Edgewood Spring Creek Assisted Living Center and the Caribou Memorial Living Center for their special care and to Kent and Gloria Evans for their caring transportation to her activities over the past several years.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the Soda Springs Fifth Ward building (361 South Third East).
Family will meet with friends on Sunday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sims Funeral Home and on Monday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Burial will be in the Grant, Idaho cemetery.
Services are under the direction of the Sims Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family at www. simsfh.com .