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Lola Graybeal

October 18, 1929 — March 19, 2014

Lola Fields Graybeal - Castleford

Lola Mae Fields was born to Stanley and Adena Fields in St. Marys, Kansas, October 18th, 1929. After graduating high school at age 16, she moved with her family to Idaho, where she got a job at Scott's Cafe in Twin Falls, and she and her now life-long friend, Irene Tipton, were courted by two army buddies, Calvin Graybeal and Wayne Easterday. The two couples were married in 1947 and celebrated their 60th anniversaries together.

Oly, as she was was called on the farm, took to homemaking and milking cows which she did morning and night for 23 years. She and Calvin raised 5 children, Don (Silvia), Mike (Cheryl), Karen (Bill Garrison) all of Castleford, Lisa (Kirk Ihander), Bend OR, Debra (Steve Pugh), McMinville OR. She made sure the farm-home prospered, her children had a faith-based church to attend, that her kids got music lessons, scouting, and other activities, and that for 30 years her and Dad's parents were well cared for. She never doubted that a cow-milker's kids could all graduate from college.

In her forties she blossomed off the farm, participating in the Idaho Mother of the Year pageant and becoming president of the Idaho Baptist Women's Mission Society and a national officer. Her public life and travels were cut short by a 10 year battle with kidney failure which she won. She and Calvin spent 21 years traveling to Arizona every winter and busy days on the farm with their Bobbsie-Twin friends, Lamar and Jenny Kendall from Elko, NV., along with many other treasured friends.

Her past several years have been spent taking care of Calvin and filling her dining room table with as many friends and family as she could feed. Besides her husband of just short of 67 years, and five children's families, she is survived by 2 chest freezers of garden preserves; one sister Marie Inchausti of Castleford; brothers, Jack (Kay) and Bob Fields of Buhl, 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by all the saints in Jesus her Savior, including her parents and sister, Geneva and Jack Benson formally of Jerome, and brothers-in-law, Dave Graybeal and Pete Inchausti, and sister-in-law, Carol Fields.

I'll Fly Away happened for her at age 84 on March 19th.

A service of praise in her honor will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, the 25th of March, at the Castleford First Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held on the east side of Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Twin Falls at 9:30 AM, and a lunch at the Castleford Community Center will follow the praise service. A viewing will be held Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Farmer Funeral Chapel Buhl. All are open to the public.

Donations can be made in her honor to the Castleford Quick Response Unit or Baptist Church. Condolences can be sent either to P.O. Box 660 Castleford, or to any family member.

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