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Mary Ruth Tews

April 23, 1927 — July 11, 2023


Mary Ruth (Stewart) Tews passed away July 11, 2023. Mary was born April 23, 1927, to George and Ella Stewart on Rock Creek outside of Hailey, Idaho. She married William Tews in 1945. They lived and ranched on Rock Creek for many years before moving to a farm in north Shoshone. While living on the farm one of her great loves was to train and ride horses. William and Mary retired to an acreage south of Jerome in 1977.  

Mary was renowned for her flower gardens, dinosaur models, oil paintings, and cooking skills. Her home was filled with her creative projects.

Mary loved family events when the clan would gather at her home for feasts and fun.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Henry Tews; parents; and five siblings. She is survived by son, Clarence Tews of Jerome; daughters, Mo (Arlis) Tranmer of Scottsdale, Arizona and Ruth (Jack) Griffith of Culdesac, Idaho; 20 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandson; brother, Bob Stewart of Payette; sister, Katy Cox of Boise; and many nieces and nephews.

A spring Celebration of Life is planned and will be announced by the family at a later date.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, you enjoy a garden and visit Mary’s garden in the future. 

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Mary’s memorial webpage at

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