Death notice of the month: Miranda Worning

Miranda Worning
77, Moutain Crest, Idaho

The deceased enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, but even she would admit it was only "one of many things" that happened during her lifetime.
The deceased enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, but even she would admit it was only “one of many things” that happened during her lifetime.

Miranda Worning, 77, of Moutain Crest, Idaho, and formerly of Bass Lake, and formerly of Idaho, died late last week due to disciplinary reasons.

She was born Abigail S. Worning in the mid-1930s in Mountain Crest, to Frank “Storm” and Margaret Worning. During a series of events, she eventually moved to Bass Lake.

In the late ’50s, she married Burt. She did not legally change her surname, because of a paperwork mix-up that was never fully prioritized. She did, however, change her first name, without warning.

Burt preceded her in death in 1982. He will be missed.

Miranda enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, gambling, needlepoint, Side 1 of “Who’s Next” (much to the surprise of her family), cooking (out of necessity), sleeping and was extremely proud that she was once manager of 227 employees at a major regional business until her retirement/downsizing.

Following retirement, she traveled relentlessly to Florida for two weeks (to visit a friend), then returned home and managed a gas station in nearby Nearbytown for five months, until her second retirement (due to outsizing). Then, for some reason, she returned to Idaho.

Her favorite saying was “If not to be, then tomorrow.” Nobody ever knew what that meant.

Surviving are a sister, 12 cousins and two daughters, who each married two sons. Other survivors include her grandchildren. Additional survivors include a great-grandchild and a semi-stepchild.

Miranda did not stay in close contact with Burt’s side of the family. They will be missed.

A graveside service is scheduled to begin at noon Tuesday at Wayside Cemetery in mid-Idaho. No one is certain how long the service will last. There will be no visitation, although family and friends may talk among themselves.

In lieu of flowers, a small contribution may be made to the gas station where she worked, because she liked it there. If you insist on sending floral arrangements, she liked tulips.



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