Annette Van Landingham

Annette Van Landingham
 Annette Van Landingham was born March 3, 1931 in Apple Valley, Idaho to William Lynn Van Landingham and Myrtle Marie  (Morgan) Van Landingham.  
 Annette was the first born of six children, three boys and three girls.  
 She would say she was a sickly child for the first few years of her life and lived with her Grandma Van Landingham during those years.  
 Annette grew up in the Apple Valley area, attending schools in Parma and Notus until her family moved to Cambridge, Idaho in 1947. She was very unhappy with this move because she had to change schools again, but ended up grateful as she was able to finish two years in one place. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1949.  
 Annette attended one year of business school before working at a bank in Weiser. In July 1951, Annette and Kenny Mink eloped to Winnemucca, Nev. with their good friends Gary and Eloise Bledsoe. 
 Their marriage welcomed son Russell Mink (1954) and Rebecca (Mink) Peschong (1957).
 Annette was involved in numerous things: church activities, Valley View Club, Bible studies and leading youth groups, but her most important was raising her two children. 
 Annette waitressed at Bucky’s Café for several years and it is said, you always knew where she was because you could hear her laughing. 
 Annette was a great friend, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She loved the ocean and playing with her grandkids in the creek at Lake Fork. 
 Annette was an avid reader, learning to read at the age of 5, and could be found reading and doing her crossword puzzles with a cup of coffee in her hand, only after her home was cleaned and laundry was hung.  
 Riggins, Idaho was her final home where she lived with her daughter Becca and her beloved dog Jack. 
 Annette died peacefully of natural causes at 91 years young, surrounded by her family in her grandson’s home in Meridian, Idaho. The body may have failed her, but her mind was sharp till the end. 
 Annette loved her siblings, children, and so loved all of her grandkids, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 
 Her family that is continuing to live life to the fullest in her absence is brother Roger Van Landingham, North Bend, Ore., sisters  Nancy Van Landingham, Palm Springs, Calif., and DeLene Stringer Oppelt, Aberdeen, Wash., son Russell and Peggy Mink, Cambridge, Idaho, daughter Douglas and Becca (Mink) Peschong, Riggins, Idaho, grandchildren Justin and Jodie Mink, Cambridge, Idaho, Drew and Kyla (Mink) Pearson, New Plymouth, Idaho, Stephen and Nicole (Peschong) Batten, Emmett, Idaho, Jake and Autumn (Peschong) Cameron, Riggins, Idaho, Caleb and Amelia Peschong, Meridian, Idaho, her great- grandchildren Jayden and Lauren Mink, Jarret Mink, Jace Mink, Paisley Pearson, Pacey Pearson, Joshua and Marissa Batten, Emery Cameron, Ella Cameron, Jeremiah Peschong, OliveMae Peschong, and her great-great-grandchildren Angel Batten and Alex Batten. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and wonderful life long friends, one being Carol Turnbull.
 Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at 1st Baptist Church, Hwy. 71, Cambridge, Idaho.
 In lieu of flowers and if you would like to make a memorial donation in her name, please make it to the Cambridge Ambulance/Fire Department, P.O. Box 187, Cambridge, ID 83610.


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