Joann M. Pils Hueth, 69, was born May 12, 1950, to Leo and Kobie Pils, of Grangeville. Joann died in a vehicular accident near Council, Idaho, Friday, June 7, 2019.
She graduated from Grangeville High School in 1968. Her childhood best friend and cousin, Bruce Meyer, engaged in mischief and fun growing up in Grangeville. Joann was an animal lover from the start. Some of her fondest memories were of her childhood horse, Red Mac. Joann’s father, Leo, nicknamed her Mac at a young age, and it stuck to her throughout her life.
Joann married David Hueth on Sept. 4, 1982. Joann truly had a heart of gold and was the best friend anyone could have asked for. She knew no strangers. She had a special place in her heart for her best friend, Varna Hirora. They shared in so many special times. Joann and Varna were able to travel to Hawaii to fulfill one of Joann’s bucket list items.
Some of her favorite pastimes included bowling, camping, fishing, quilting and spending time at logging camp. She was very proud that she was able to make a quilt for each of her family members. Of all the things Joann loved, spending time with her family and friends was her favorite. She always said “if she knew how much fun grandchildren would be, she would have had them first.
Joann is survived by her husband, Dave; her mother, Kobie Pils; sisters Leona (Bud) Robinson and Varna Hirora; daughter Heather (Todd) Cullin; son DJ Hueth; sister-in-law Tamara Trieb; sister-in-law Kristy Sinclair; brother-in-law Craig Hueth; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joann was preceded in death by her father, Leo Pils; brother-in-law Russell Trieb; father and mother-in-law Gordon and Alice Hueth; and son Donnie Hueth.
The celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. July 20 at the Moose Lodge in Clarkston, followed by a covered-dish dinner.