Zetta M. Simler passed away Aug. 2, 2018 in Orofino. She was 96.
Zetta was born on Sept. 16, 1921 at Idyllwild, Saskatchewan, Canada to her parents, William (Billy) and Ethel Kellum. She attended school in Canada and came to the States in 1939, working in Arizona a short time, and then at the Kamiah Cafe and Kamiah Hotel.
Zetta married Richard Simler at Woodland in 1942 and lived in Kellogg, Idaho until Richard was drafted into the Army. Then she worked for Potlatch Forest as a waitress in a logging camp, later joining Richard in Salt Lake City, Utah.
When discharged they bought a farm in Woodland where they resided for 44 years until retiring in 1989. After retiring they moved to Kamiah where they lived until 2015, then moved to Orofino.
Zetta loved camping and hunting. She was a woman of many talents: sewing, knitting, crocheting, cake decorating, quilting, and oil painting. She was independent and could accomplish anything she set her mind to.
Zetta is survived by her son, Edward (Jo) Simler; daughter, LaDean (Marvin) Evans; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Richard, parents, and all seven siblings.