Ardyth Hope McPhee, 79, lovingly known as “Hope” to family and friends, died Aug. 11, 2009, at her daughter’s home in Elko, Nev.
There will be a celebration of her life at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 777 Sage St., in Elko. Visitations will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Burns Funeral Home in Elko.
Visitations also are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Her graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the North Powder Cemetery.
She was born on Nov. 20, 1929, to Clyde and Audrey McPhee at their North Powder ranch. She graduated from Booneville High School while living with her sister, Yvonne Hess.
During her life, she worked as a cosmetologist, bus driver and psychiatric technician. She devoted much of her life helping special needs children and adults, retiring from this vocation in both California and Nevada.
For 35 years, she lived at Reno, Nev. One of her main passions was traveling with friends, family, and her beloved dog, Cuddles, in her motor home, family members said. She enjoyed knitting and sewing for her adored family and was blessed with a green thumb. She will be remembered for her willingness to always help others, charity organizations and those in need.
Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Wahrenbrock (Jon) of Elko, Nev.; son, Wesley Hotchkiss III (Yvette), of Auburn, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Ashley Wahrenbrock, Ryan Wahrenbrock, Maci Hotchkiss and Beau Hotchkiss; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde McPhee; mother, Audrey Glasscock; and sisters, Barbara June and Yvonne Hess.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elko Senior Citizen Center, Elko Hospice, or any animal rescue organization.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon August 14, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor