Farming Rural 06


October 8, 1932 ~ July 25, 2022 (age 89)


Jeannette (Jo) “Chaney” Walser was born October 8, 1932 to Ira and Elzina (Lincoln) Chaney. She spent a lot of her early youth at Shriner’s Hospital in Spokane, WA. When she came home, she was very much a farm girl. She rode horses and worked alongside her two sisters, Beverly and Royleen, and her brother, Bill.

Jeannette (Jo) and Boyd (Bud) Walser were married November 5, 1950. Together they made a life on the farm in Viola and raised four children; Doug, Debi, Tami, and Jon. Aside from being a farm wife she had many hobbies. She prided herself on her yard and her flower gardens. She loved decorating her home. It was always open to family and friends. She loved to entertain company. She was very dedicated to her family and to her faith.

Jo loved working in the café at Gritman Medical Center. She loved interacting with each and every customer. She worked there until she retired. After which, she cared for her youngest grandchildren, at the time, and did so for several years.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, in July of 2010. She continued to live in their Viola home for six years without him. She then moved to Good Samaritan Village and spent her remaining six years there. Jo peacefully joined Bud on Monday, July 25 2022. She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Chaney, sister Beverly Anderson. Her great grandson, Wyatt Lynas, and her granddaughter, Misty Almutawa, precede her in death as well.  Jo is survived by her sons Douglas and Jon Walser, her daughters Debra (Steven) Lynas and Tamra (Darin) Andres and fourteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.

Jo’s memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 23rd at 2:00 in the afternoon at the Viola Community Center.  A potluck will follow the service.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Potlatch Junior Farmers 4-H Club, P.O. Box 122, Potlatch, ID   83855

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Memorial Service
September 23, 2022

2:00 PM
Viola Community Center
Main Street
Viola, ID 83872
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P.O. BOX 122, POTLATCH ID 83855

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