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Wilma Winona Pangburn

Wilma Winona Pangburn

Wilma Winona Pangburn, 83, of Meridian, Idaho, formerly of Caldwell and Eden, Idaho passed away July 24, 2016 in Meridian, Idaho. Wilma was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jim and Edna Driskill on January 12, 1933. Wilma grew up in Oklahoma where she attended Morris High School in Morris, Oklahoma along with her future husband Bobby Pangburn, graduating with honors in 1947.

Wilma was a small town Oklahoma girl proud of her heritage but also proud of her home state of 42 years, Idaho. Wilma had a generous heart and was a great cook the result of those two combined traits was a table full of tasty treats for all to enjoy at any time. She welcomed all who wanted to come and share a meal with her and her family. There was no stranger at her dinner table. In addition, she would usually pack a to go bag for friends so that they would not be hungry later on. Wilma was famous for her massive amounts of Christmas candy that she prepared each year. Her recipe for peanut brittle as well as many of her pie recipes are shared world wide. Wilma was a gifted quilter who not only leaves behind 5 children and 7 grand children but also a room packed to the rafters of quilting fabric and notions. Wilma was a gifted story teller who would regale you will tales of her childhood in Oklahoma during the depression. Her stories were never about the tough times, but about the great times with family and friends. She was an outspoken woman who would enjoy a spirited debate about political issues she would have regretted not being able to vote in this upcoming election.

Wilma is preceded in death by her mother and father Edna Mae and Jim Driskill as well as her brother Richard Driskill.

Wilma is survived by her husband and love of her life Bobby Pangburn of Meridian, formerly of Caldwell and Eden, Idaho. Bob and Wilma were about to celebrate 64 years of happy marriage in August. Wilma is also survived by her sister Joy Hathaway of Muskogee, Oklahoma as well as her 5 children, and 7 grand children. Wilma was fiercely proud of her children and her grandchildren and would bend your ear bragging about them and their accomplishments if you would give her your time Surviving her are her son Bob Pangburn, his wife Carol Pangburn, Dan Pangburn, his wife Diane Pangburn, Melinda (Pangburn) Schulz, Richard Pangburn and Melanie (Pangburn) Erquiaga and her husband Mike Erquiaga. Also surviving Wilma are her 7 grandchildren, Ryan Schulz, Amber Schulz, Amanda (Pangburn) McGinnis, Richard Pangburn, Samantha Pangburn, Cole Erquiaga and Clay Erquiaga.

Wilma believed in giving back to her community both locally as well as globally. She wanted to give her organs away but her body was too used up. She would encourage you all to register to give your organs when you pass and give blood now while you can. Wilma loved flowers and could name all of the flowers that Bob had planted around the house at the family farm. She would have loved seeing all of the flowers that are sent to her at her funeral, but would probably have preferred that you plant a flower in your own garden in remembrance of her. That way you can continue to enjoy it for years to come.

Memorial services will be held at Bella Vida Funeral Chapel on Chinden Blvd. in Boise, Idaho on August 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

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