Lila West Baugh Zimbauer, 91, Orofino
Lila West Baugh Zimbauer, 91, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Boise from complications of pneumonia. She made her home in Orofino until March when she moved to Boise to be closer to family living there.
Lila was born at ther family's home on Central Ridge, out of Peck, June 1, 1921. She was the oldest child of Nona Walker West and Harry H. West. She attended school in Peck and then in Orofino where she gradauted in 1939 begining the family tradition of Orofino Maniacs.
She married Paul D. Baugh in August of 1941. He died in a logging accident in August of 1952. Paul and Lila had three children: Judy, John and Lura.
On Feb. 22, 1958, she married Theodore Zimbauer. He died of Lou Gehrig's Disease in September of 1988.
As a member of Bluebell Rebekah Lodge for over 60 years, she held numerous offices including Noble Grand. She was honored to receive the lodge's prestigious Ruth Award in recognition of her caring ways. She was a charter member of the Hit and Miss Club, a Camp Fire Girls leader, and a ready volunteer for many causes over the years.
One of her passions was in gardening. She raised beautiful flowers and always had a bumper crop of vegetables which she spent many hours canning.
Lila had a way with children, teaching Sunday School for many years at the Methodist Church and operating her own child care business. Many Orofino kids remember going to Lila's day care.
Survivors include her brother, Robert E. West (Bob) of Orofino; her sister, Mary West Woolum, Kellogg; daughters Judy (Jack) Coomer, Boise, Lura (Lyle) Mullikin, Orofino; daughter-in-law, Gloria Baugh, Orofino; four granddaughters, Cyndi Coomer-Smith (Dean), Clinton, UT, Angela (Mike) Bishop, Boise, Michelle Officer, Boise, Summer Baugh, Moscow; four grandsons, Paul Baugh, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Matthew Baugh, Deary, Mark Mullikin, Orofino, Derek Mullikin, Dennis Port, MS and Blain Graenig, Post Falls. She also had six great grandsons, two great granddaughters and one great-great grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and her son, John Baugh, who died in 2010.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 22, at Pine Hills Chapel in Orofino at 11 a.m. A viewing will be from 10-10:45 a.m. before the services.
Burial will be at the Normal Hill Cemetery, 1122 7th St., Lewiston, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lila's name to the charity of one's choice.
Pine Hills Funeral Chapel and Crematory is caring for arrangements.
Lewiston Tribune April
Transcribed by Michal Berreth Beck
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