Erma H HuntDecember 31, 1917 ~ February 11, 2017 (age 99)
Erma went peacefully to be with her Heavenly Father on February 11, 2017 at the age of 99, at Overland Court Senior Living in Boise.
Erma was born on December 31, 1917 to Alleen Bybee Hessing and Clarence E. Hessing. She grew up in Boise and went to Park Grade school until the 3rd grade when she transferred to Garfield school. She graduated from Boise High School in 1936.
Erma started her employment in 1936 at the Statesman Printing Company as a part-time PBX Switchboard Operator. She then advanced to the Steno pool. In January 1941, she was hired by the Idaho First National Bank (US Bank).
Erma loved to Dance and was a regular attendee at the LDS church dances in Boise. In the Fall of 1942, at the start of the WW II, she met a handsome, good-looking Lieutenant stationed at Gowen Field – Arthur Hunt. They had a whirlwind courtship of about 3 weeks and they were married on October 12, 1942. Art was sent to Seething England during the war, and Erma stayed with her parents and continued working. Art and Erma were married for over 72 years. During her years at the Head office of Idaho First National, she worked in the Consumer Credit Department. In 1969 she was promoted to the Line of Credit and Master Charge Department. In 1971 Erma was promoted to Loan Officer and was one of the first female officers at the bank. She retired in July 1975.
Erma and Art had 2 children; son Stephen Hunt and daughter Jennifer Hunt Kandler (Mrs. Robert). Erma had 7 grandchildren—Anastasia Rogers (Jack); Holly Loomer (Tony); Lisa Hunt; Bradley Hunt (wife Laura); Mitzi Hunt Lambert (Eric); Greg Hunt (wife Jacci). Four-year-old Brian Kandler passed away in 1982. Erma had 7 great grandchildren-- Savannah, Kasiaha, Jayden, Gryphon, Lily, Stella, and Nora.
During Erma’s retirement, she visited Hawaii for several years and spent time fishing on the Oregon Coast. Since Art was from Arizona they eventually bought a trailer in Mesa, Arizona and spent 22 years during the Boise winters there. In 2004 they moved back to Boise permanently.
Erma led a very active life. She and Art were members of the Boise Boat club where all members of the family learned to water ski. Erma snow skied, loved her bowling and golfing leagues, and cooked.
Erma had 2 passions she enjoyed very much and one was sewing. She was an excellent seamstress and made most of her own clothes. She especially loved to make evening wear and used extremely difficult patterns for her fashions.
Her other passion was ballroom dancing. Art and Erma took every opportunity they could find to dance, sometimes dancing 3 to 4 times a week. They were fantastic together.
She was the oldest of 5 children. One brother died at birth. She had 2 brothers, James and Clarence who previously passed away. Her husband Art passed away on August 1, 2014 at the age of 95. She is survived by her sister Emma Jean Davis (Richard) who resides in Boise.
The family would like to thank the great hospice staff at Keystone and all the staff in the Transitions unit at Overland Court Senior Living who cared for her during the last 2 years.
A viewing will be held at Cloverdale Memorial on Thursday evening February 16, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Services will be at Cloverdale Memorial, Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at Cloverdale cemetery after the service.
In Lieu of flowers please choose your favorite charity and donate under Erma’s name.