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Ada N. Castle
March 04, 2004 12:00 am • By Daily Herald(0) Signatures
Ada Necia Van Orden Castle passed away on March 2nd 2004 in Tampa, Florida after a short illness. Ada was born in Thomas, Idaho on June 9th 1917 to Artie K. and Edith I. Van Orden.
She is the eldest of eight children. Her sisters and brother are: Eilene Martin, Ethyl Clark, Edith Satterfield, La Jean Johnson, Lueta Larson, Kaye Bowman and Alan Van Orden. She married Raymond Nielson Castle in June 1937 in the Logan Temple. Raymond and Ada had a family of six boys and two girls; Norman (Leah), Dean (Debbie), David (Paula), George (Melissa), Elizabeth (Stevan Danforth), Edith (John Payne), Chris (Gail) and Lyle (Joanne). Raymond preceded Ada in death in August 1999. Ada has 45 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.
Ada was a devoted and loving mother and wife. Throughout her life she held many church callings. Ada served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2001-2002 at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City. She was an avid family historian and diligently worked at that throughout her life. Ada was an accomplished musician. She enjoyed playing the piano and had an exceptionally beautiful soprano voice. Ada was the secretary-treasurer of the Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry for 39 years traveling extensively with Raymond, the founder, promoting and publishing this widely read scientific periodical.
Ada began her higher education in Pocatello in 1934 and finished by earning a BA degree from the University of New Mexico in 1968. She and her husband Raymond had traveled extensively throughout the world. They both were eager to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to anyone who would listen where ever they went.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the Thomas, Idaho LDS church. Interment will follow at the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.