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Anna Lou Bair

Sep. 8, 1922 - Dec. 31, 2017

Date of Service: Jan. 6, 2018

HEYBURN – Anna Lou Hale Bair of Heyburn, Idaho - a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother - died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Meridian, Idaho, at the age of 95.

She was born Sept. 8, 1922, in Oakley, Idaho, the seventh of Wallace Aroet and Penola (Dayley) Hale’s ten children. She played basketball and softball and excelled in the latter. Anna Lou also participated on the Oakley High School debate team and played the French horn in its band.

Following high school graduation, Anna Lou attended Albion State Normal Teachers College, where she met Eldred Bair. They were married May 12, 1944, in the Logan Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The following month, Eldred was drafted into the U.S. Navy, where he served for two years. During his absence, Anna Lou taught school in Preston, Idaho. She later continued her teaching career for more than 30 years in the Minidoka County School District.

The couple raised five children on a farm near Heyburn, Idaho. Family was a central part of Anna Lou’s life both then and as it continued to grow.

Anna Lou was preceded in death by her husband; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She is survived by her children, Delbert (Debbie) Bair of Rupert, Mardean (Gregory) Taylor of Salt Lake City, Utah, Lyle (Leslie) Bair of Meridian, Ronald (Karen) Bair of Heyburn, and Garald (Lori) Bair of Somersworth, New Hampshire. Additionally, she is survived by 27 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Heyburn Ward, located at 313 S. 500 W., of Heyburn, with Bishop Clayton King officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Heyburn.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St. in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the church.