|Erlene Soulen - Obituary
(March 1, 2007) Erlene Clyde Soulen, on Jan. 12, 2007, shut her eyes at home and peacefully passed away from this world.
Erlene Mae was born on Aug. 16, 1931, in Lewiston, Idaho, to Lola and Earl Clyde. Her maternal and paternal ancestors were early settlers in Moscow, Idaho.
Erlene was a graduate of the University of Idaho. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Ecomonics. She is a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and served as the president of The Associated Women Students of the University of Idaho.
On the day after their college graduations, June 8, 1953, Erlene and Phil Soulen were married. They moved to Weiser, Idaho, and joined Phil’s family in running their sheep and cattle ranching operation, Soulen Livestock Co., and raised four children. Their years together were spent between Weiser and McCall, where their livestock summered.
Erlene was a modest woman and didn’t speak of her accomplishments, of which there were many. She volunteered her time in support of the Girl Scouts, The American Cancer Society, The Idaho Youth Ranch and The Children’s Home Society of Idaho. She was also a POE.
Erlene will be missed for her gracious hospitality, her warm welcome, the delicious meals she prepared and above all, her presence. She was a great source of strength and guidance.
Erlene is survived by her husband, Phil; son Harry (Angie); three daughters, Teresa (Brad) Little, Margaret (Joe) Soulen Hinson and Helen (Ray) Stevenson; and grandchildren.