She was born Nov.
29, 1915 at Big Trails to Bert and Grace Ainsworth. Her first home was in a dugout on her
parents' ranch until they built their cabin.
She and her older brother, Clarence, attended a small country school in
Big Trails through the tenth grade. Then
Zepha cZepha Rose Conner,
Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News,
ontinued grades 11 and 12 by correspondence.
Zepha married George Rebedeaux June 5, 1935. Their joy was short lived because George died in the early fall of 1936. Zepha and her newborn son, Charles, lived with her parents until she married Joe Chamberlain Sept. 30, 1942. This marriage ended in divorce in 1948. On Dec. 17, 1949, Zepha married Earl L. Conner, a longtime friend who was also a widower with three small children.
They farmed and
ranched on Earl's homestead in the
Zepha foremost loved her Savior, which revealed itself in her love for her family. She was widely known for her friendly smile, evangelism roses. Quilt tops, crocheting, Bible studies, and many other investment projects. Her home with a park-like yard was also known for helping many college students with living accommodations. She ever demonstrated a loving, kind, and generous spirit.
Zepha was preceded in death by her brother and one granddaughter.
She is survived by her four sons, Roy Conner of Silverdale, Wash., Charles Chamberlain of College Place, Bill Chamberlain and Fred Conner, both of Walla Walla, Wash.; four daughters, Joy Russell of Lincoln, Neb., Gleora Manly of Belleview, Mo., Jean Cates of Walla Walla, and Rosa Gillham of College Place; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
service will be held March 12 at 1 p.m. at the Ten Sleep Seventh-day Adventist
Church with a graveside service following at the Ten Sleep Cemetery. On March 19, a sunset memorial service will
be held at the
be made to the Zepha R. Conner memorial at Gospel