Obituaries

Edwina “Eddy” Devin, 76

Eddy Devin passed away September 30, 2021.

She was born October 8, 1944 to Richard Herwat and Lee Lantz in Sonoma, California, and later adopted by her forever-dad, Frank Lantz. The family moved to Grangeville in 1966 to be closer to extended family.

Eddy married Jim Salisbury that resulted in the birth of two children, Mike and Beth. The marriage ended in divorce. In 1973, Eddy met and married Stan Devin, the love of her life, who adopted and raised the children as his own. Together, they built their dream home on their homestead on the Cove Road.

Eddy worked several years at the mill doing various jobs, but in 1998, she achieved her dream of becoming a registered nurse. Over the next few years, she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and Seubert’s Quality Home Care before opening Devin’s Home Care with her daughter Beth in 2007. Eddy thoroughly enjoyed and excelled in her profession with her kind and caring heart, making many forever-friends along the way. Like mother like son, Eddy always enjoyed a ride on her sled. It was always a special day when Mike would come up and ride with her.

Eddy was preceded in death by her dad Frank Lantz; mother Lee Lantz; father Richard Herwat; husband Stan; sister Bobby Herwat; and followed closely by her son Mike Devine.

She is survived by her sister Mary; daughter Beth Keeler; grandson Jesse Keeler; granddaughters Cori Keeler, Karen Richards and Hailey Devin, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at the Mount Idaho Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will be held following the service at the Idaho County Veteran’s Center 318 E. Main St.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Veteran’s Center. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to blackmerfuneralhome.com.

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Condolences to the family of Edwina “Eddy” Devin, 76

  • Barbara DeHerrer says:

    Eddy was my hero! I was obtaining my nursing degree when I was 50, and here was Eddy, making it look so easy. She set a wonderful example of a can-do attitude. What a loss to her family, community, and our nursing profession.
    I am so, so sorry for your losses.

  • Pamela Barbour says:

    I worked for Eddy for the 3 years we Lived in Grangeville. I loved that Lady. I’m saddened to hear of her passing. She was truly a wonderful human being. Prayers going up for her family.

  • Barbara Hays says:

    As a nursing student, Eddy was a joy and her unique writing style made her papers delightful to read. After graduation, she continued to be a joy to me — then as a cherished friend.

  • Jean Gilmore says:

    I remember Eddie as a detail person who gave of herself willingly for her family and those who needed her. May the Lord comfort Beth, Jesse, and Cori and Eddie’s sister as they continue life’s road without her.

  • Mary and Bob Mangold says:

    Dearest Beth,
    Bob and I are heartbroken for what you’ve had to endure these past few weeks and the heart break of such a tragic loss, especially of your mother. We want to send our deepest sympathies to you and let you know that you have been in our thoughts and in our hearts. We’ve not known you well, but as a community member, and knowing how much you mean to Tracie, we care about you and pray for your strength as the weeks and months pass and allow grief to take its time in your mind body and spirit. Sending love and hugs. Mary and Bob

  • Leta Dawes Oxley says:

    I am so very sorry for your losses. Aunt Eddy will be remembered for being kind, caring and someone who excelled at helping others. It was always a pleasure being around her; I loved her down to earth calming nature. My heart is with the family at this difficult time. I pray for comfort and resolution.

  • Sharon Key Family says:

    Eddy was such an amazing lady. It is such a tragic loss to the family, friends and our community. Hugs and prayers to all of you. May God keep you in his loving arms and carry you through this very difficult time.

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