Naomi Martin Campbell Minium
Naomi was born to Fred and Ila (Parker) Martin on July 14, 1928 in Republican City, Nebraska.
Naomi went to meet her Lord and be at peace in her Heavenly home on February 5, 2017. She was admitted to West Valley Hospital in Caldwell, Idaho on Friday, February 3rd and passed on from complications of pneumonia Sunday evening.
She married Earl “Hoss” Campbell on June 15, 1946. They had 5 children: Louise, Rita, Bruce, Nancy, and Connie. Several years after Earl’s passing she married Raymond Minium on December 5, 2004.
Naomi came to Idaho from Nebraska when she was eight years old with her parents, brothers and sisters. She attended first and second grade in Nebraska and then attended and graduated from Roswell School. She spent the majority of her life in the Parma and Adrian areas.
She did field work in her earlier years. When Nancy and Connie, her two youngest children, were pre-school age she began working away from her home. She worked for Simplot, Ore-Ida, Nyssa Corn Cannery, Treasure Valley Ceramics, and Adrian School District. She also did day care, farmed, milked cows, and raised her family.
Naomi’s pastimes were reading her Bible, sewing, crocheting, and “collecting” things. She enjoyed movies, camping, collecting rocks, ceramics, Whitman Sampler chocolates, skipping rocks, and music. She especially loved gospel music and her two favorite hymns were “It Is No Secret” and “In the Garden.”
Some of the best things about Naomi were that she read to her children, sang to them, tucked them into bed and listened to their prayers, “Vicks”ed their chests and feet when they were ill, rocked them to sleep, sewed for her children and taught them to sew and iron. She made pajamas for them at Christmas and if you had a doll they got matching pajamas too. She showed them how to fold clothes so they look like they had been pressed and her cupboards and drawers were perfection. She sometimes helped them clean the weed-rack so they could get to swimming in the canal sooner. She let you be creative and stayed calm in a crisis. She never got angry when summer water fights came through the house, or when there were no clean towels because the neighborhood kids plus her own were in and out of the water all day long. She cooked, even though she hated it; she often said her dream home wouldn’t have a kitchen. She was brave enough to ride with her children while they learned to drive on ditch bank roads. She instilled in her children a sense of finding a solution to situations and she was the go to gal for home remedies.
Naomi was a loving Aunt to her many nieces and nephews.
Naomi is survived by her 5 children. Louise (Mark) Shelden of Union, OR, Rita McCain of Caldwell, ID, Bruce (Carla) Campbell of Nyssa, OR., Nancy (Dan) Cutler of Nyssa, OR., Connie (Ron) Fowler of Caldwell, ID.
12 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 16 step-great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and 2 step-great-great grandchildren, 1 brother, Paul Martin, 3 sisters, Hannah Allen of Nampa ID, Freda Thompson of Redding, CA, and Lois Cone of Parma, ID., and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 siblings, some nieces and nephews, and 2 spouses.
Naomi’s ashes will be laid to rest next to Earl on her birthday this summer.
Rest in peace Mom.