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Willa Margaret Perrine 15 Dec 1929 to Jan 20116Willa Margaret Perrine, 15 Dec 1929 – 12 April 2014 loved Shoshone Falls and the Snake River. She requested that her ashes be spread at Shoshone Falls, thus our sojourn here today. She was an author, Telling the Bones (2009) a book of poems and a novel Quill’s Barn (2009) about a “…state mental hospital is sanctuary for inmates and their keepers.” [back cover, Quill’s Barn). Willa was an RN, getting a three year degree from St Luke’s Hospital in Boise. In 1970, she received an MA degree in Anthropology from University of Florida. She was headed for a PhD in Anthropology, but never received it. Willa had a son, Ralph and a daughter Lisa. Both were present at the scattering of Willa’s ashes at Shoshone Falls on 16 April 2016. Here are some photos from today. If any of the family members see these and can ID some of these people, please let me know. The photos are all numbered. The family can also have any of these that they may want. It was great meeting all of Robin’s extended family.

Swainson's Hawk circled overhead all day.

Swainson’s Hawk circled overhead all day.

Folks watch the falls from high above us.

Folks watch the falls from high above us.

Shoshone Falls. Actually higher than Niagara Falls, but the water in the Snake River is very low now.

Shoshone Falls. Actually higher than Niagara Falls, but the water in the Snake River is very low now.

The falls. Salmon historically came this far up the Snake until dams blocked their passage.

The falls. Salmon historically came this far up the Snake until dams blocked their passage.

Family members. These photos are numbered.

Number 1

Number 1

Number 2

Number 2

Number 3

Number 3

Number 4

Number 4

Daughter Lisa.

Daughter Lisa.

Son Ralph Boal

Son Ralph Boal

Number 5

Number 5

Number 6

Number 6

Number 7

Number 7

Number 8

Number 8

Scattering the ashes of Willa Perrrine at Shoshone Falls, Idaho.

Overlooking the falls.

Overlooking the falls.

Spot of internment.

Spot of internment.

Lisa with the ashes.

Lisa with the ashes.

Number 9. Scattering the ashes as requested.

Number 8. Scattering the ashes as requested.

Number 10

Number 10

It is complete.