Ussona Louise Schell, 85, passed away in Sandpoint, ID on Wednesday, November 25, 2009.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11am, Monday, November 30, 2009 in Coffelt’s Funeral Chapel. Pastor Barry Johnson, New Song Bible Church, will officiate and interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park.
Calling hours will be from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Coffelt Funeral Service.
Ussona was born on March 25, 1924 in Raymond, WA the daughter of Oscar and Flora Barnes. She grew up around Jay, OK and married JP “Payton” Schell on December 31, 1940 in Noel, Missouri. They bought a truck and followed the wheat harvest from south to north. The family moved to Ponderay, ID in 1947, helping with the dismantling of Farragut Naval Base.
The Schell family moved to Sagle, ID in 1957 and operated the sand and gravel pit on Bottle Bay Road. They contracted sand and gravel to Bonner County, Sandpoint City, Boundary County, and the State of Idaho. Ussona drove truck hauling sand, gravel and fill dirt. She operated the equipment and was also the office manager for the family business.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing, embroidery work and reading.
Ussona is survived by five children: John (Lee) Schell of Sandpoint, ID; Deanna (Harvey) Martin of Emmett, ID; Catherine (Andy) Carothers of Spokane, WA; Darlene (Hugh) Limbaugh of Sagle, ID; Radine Burch of Sandpoint, ID; 15 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren; and two sister in laws, Vera Taylor and Veda (Heinz) Cordes.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Payton, in-laws and a grandson.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.