Armoral May Tuttle, 95, went home to be with the Lord Monday morning, April 27, 1998.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth with Rev. Susan Howe and Rev. Earl Traughber officiating. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery, New Plymouth.
Armoral was born on July 2, 1902, at Ballard, Wash., the daughter of Austin and Mamie Faulkner. She moved to New Plymouth with her parents in 1917. She graduated high school in 1920 and the following year married Raymond George Tuttle. They were blessed with three sons, Ralph, Larry, and Gene. Ray and Armoral owned and operated the local blacksmith shop. Armoral saw the blacksmith shop skidded by teams of horses from Elm Street to its present location in 1927 and was responsible for the bookkeeping for over 50 years.
The New Plymouth library was Armoral’s true labor of love. She worked to build the library and served as librarian and in other capacities for over 60 years, touching many lives in the New Plymouth area. In 1982 the town renamed the library in her honor: The Armoral Tuttle Public Library.
Survivors include a sister and her husband, Muriel and John Fink of Portland, Ore.; two sons and their wives, Larry and Nadine Tuttle of New Plymouth, and Gene and Beverly Tuttle of Boise; a daughter in law, Betty Tuttle of Boise; six grandchildren and their spouses, Bruce and Tona Tuttle of Boise, Lori and Chris Hooker of Ventura, Calif., Susan and Kim Davies of Orem, Utah, Brenda Tuttle of Seattle, Wash., David and Rauna Tuttle of Boise, and Gary and Holly Tuttle of Boise; and 15 8/9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, in 1969; her daughter-in-law, Neysa in 1985; and her son, Ralph in 1991; two brothers, Norman and Wallace; and one sister, Willa.
Memorials may be made to the Plymouth Congregational Church; the New Plymouth Quick Response Unit; or the Armoral Tuttle Public Library, care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, P.O. Box 730, Payette, Idaho 83661.
Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., today Thursday; April 30 at the Shaffer Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth.