Marietta Rumbaugh, 77, of Boise, passed away peacefully at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho, from complications of a fall at her home. Her brother was at her side as she joyously slipped away to join her family that went before her. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. Arrangements are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Marietta was born in Caldwell, Idaho, to Marion Dayton Rumbaugh and Ethelyne Helms Rumbaugh. Marietta never married and lived alone most of her life. She attended school in Caldwell and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1959. Shortly after graduation she attended Link’s School of Business in Boise where she received a degree in accounting. Marietta’s entire career involved working in her chosen field, working in Rhododendron, Oregon, Moline, Illinois, Nampa, Idaho, and finally at Albertson’s Corporate Offices (later SuperValu) in Boise, Idaho, where she retired after somewhere around 20 years of service.
Marietta is survived by her sister Doris Penner (Don), her brother Marion (Mel) Rumbaugh, brother-in-laws Joe Lamb and Mickey Vail, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also a very dear and longtime friend who she considered her sister Judy Needs Doan.
Marietta was preceded in death by her parents Marion and Ethelyne Rumbaugh, sisters Martha Grace Lamb, Nellie Vail, Elaine Moore, brother-in-law Al Moore, and sister-in-law Anita Rumbaugh.
Marietta was an avid reader of paperback books (mostly novels) and spent endless hours reading. She always had a book or two with her wherever she went in case she had a chance to read a couple of pages. She probably collected enough paperback books she could have started a small book store, which was a dream of hers in her later life, but unfortunately was never realized. Marietta was not a very outgoing social person, but had quite a few close and personal friends whom she loved dearly and will be missed by all.