Wendell- Betty Jean "Jeanie" Prince, 68, of Wendell, passed away at her home on Sunday August 30, 2015, following a long struggle with cancer. She was born September 21, 1946, in Wendell, the oldest of five children born to Merald Taylor "Duke" Buhler and Betty Lou Church Buhler. Jeanie was raised in Shoshone and graduated from Shoshone High School in 1964. She then attended Ricks College and spent a short time at Utah State. On December 28, 1966, she married James Maxwell "Jim" Prince in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. They made their home in Wendell, where they raised four children. Jeanie spent her working years at Mountain Bell and at the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and was also a board member of the Wendell Cemetery District. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in a variety of callings. Jeanie enjoyed reading, watching television and vacuuming. Mostly she loved being a wife, mother and grandmother and spending time with her family.
Jeanie is survived by her children; Jimmie Jo (Cari) Prince of Wendell, Joel (Nichole) Prince of Jerome, Julee (Jeremy) Hurd of Twin Falls and Josh (Katrina) Prince of Jerome; her mother, Betty (Ashby) Nelson; two sisters, Sherry (Hyrum) Newton and Bobi (Bill) Vigilotti; two brothers, Ron (Cheryl) Buhler and Wayne (Kari) Buhler. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday September 2, 2015 , in the Wendell LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, 605 North Idaho Street, Wendell, Idaho, where family and friends may call from 6-8 PM . Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM , Thursday September 3, 2015 , also in the Wendell LDS 2nd Ward Chapel, with Bishop Randy Andrus officiating. A visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Wendell Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Farnsworth Mortuary of Jerome.