The following are obituaries that appeared in the August 27, 2014 edition of the Star Valley Independent.
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Lorna Keeler Haderlie was born July 8, 1925 in Freedom, just about one hour before her twin, Laura. They are the fourth and fifth daughters of Mary Leola Heap and LeRoy Howard Keeler. Lorna spent almost all of her life in Freedom, and she was very proud of her knowledge of the history of her hometown, Star Valley and the people in it. She had a keen interest in the gathering of information to be included in the History of Freedom, and worked diligently to help make that printed history a reality. Lorna was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she was a visiting teacher all of her adult life, including her mission. She was secretary in the Primary and MIA organizations for several years, watching over her children as she made sure the gospel was a priority in their young lives. She was always 30 minutes early for her meetings, and tried to teach that concept to her children and grandchildren. All of her adult life, she was a faithful letter writer who kept in contact with all her relatives until her hands would no longer allow her to write. Lorna married Earl C. Haderlie on May 13, 1942 in Hailey, Idaho. They are the parents of seven children, two daughters and five sons. Lorna worked in the Keeler Store before and after her marriage, alongside Earl in the Grays Lake Swiss Cheese Company in Wayan, and then in the Thayne Star Valley Swiss Cheese packaging department. Her last job was custodian at the Etna Grade School. After her retirement from the school district, she signed up for a family history mission where she spent 18 months doing what she loved most in life, starting in December 1990. While on her mission, Dan and Darren built their mother a one-bedroom apartment on the south side of Dan’s Echo Services building. She went on a tour of the Holy Land in 1995 with Audra, and they also took a train ride to the mid-western United States. In 1996, she enjoyed a trip with her three sisters to Hawaii. Lorna lived in the apartment until Aug. 10, when she went to the Golden Age Heritage Home in Preston, Idaho, because she could no longer care for herself. At Golden Age, she had many helpers during those three years. One of them, a wonderful young man named Jordan Wilkinson, took excellent care of her. In addition, his piano skills brought her and the other residents great pleasure. She was also attended by the Encompass Hospice group during her last two weeks. During her last week, her sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren were there for her constantly until she passed peacefully through the veil on Aug. 15, 2014. Lorna is survived by her twin sister Laura Henderson; Erlean H. Dickey, Chandra and Wynn Allred, Marsha Haderlie, Dennis and Pam Haderlie, Dan and Trudy Haderlie, Darren and Jerolyn Haderlie, Dal and Wendy Haderlie; 32 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl C Haderlie and their son Darrel LeRoy Haderlie, grandson Nathan Haderlie; her parents, Roy and Leola Keeler, and sisters Audra Nelson, Verba Erickson and Zoma.