Mary Idola Niell

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Mary Idola Niell, 100, of Payson, died Jan. 31, 2006. She was born Oct. 31, 1905 at her parents' homestead in Texas Ridge, near what is now Deary, Idaho.

She married William Darr and had two sons. After his death, she married Dowell Niell and lived in California, Oklahoma and Mississippi before moving to Arizona.

Mrs. Niell moved to Payson in 1974 to be near her son.

She is survived by her son, Allen; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both of her husbands; her older son, Louis; three brothers and two sisters.

She will be cremated and her ashes scattered over her favorite fishing place.

Donations may be made to Payson Care Center, Hospice.

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