Ida was born January 11, 1932 in San Francisco to Natale and Serena Fobelli. She grew up and attended schools there, graduating from Commerce High School. She and William Richard Paddock were married February 11, 1950 at Carson City, Nevada.
Ida shared her life and creative gifts of watercolor painting, writing stories and telling jokes. The family lived in San Jose, CA, Hawaii and Reno, NV. She worked in Hawaii as an executive secretary for Koolau Baptist Church, as a claims manager for the Hilton Hotel Corporation on the West Coast for several years, and in California, owned and operated a bakery in Rockland, CA. They moved to Moscow in 2001 to be near family.
Ida was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Cecilia and a brother, Natale, Jr., her eldest daughter, Cathy and a grandson, Ray Sr. They are all in the arms of Christ.
She leaves behind her husband of over 66 years, Bill, at their Moscow home, her son, Richard W. Paddock in Laie, Hawaii and daughters, Laura Paddock in North Carolina, Judy Redden and Theresa Paddock both in Moscow and Deborah Smith in Haiku, Maui, HI. She also leaves 21 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Ida will be missed by all of us. At her request, cremation has taken place and no service is planned at this time. We ask that all who knew and loved her, remember her compassion, vitality and huge heart. Ida loved everybody that she ever met. “Buena Sera”.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, ID, and condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.com.