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Surnames: Windle, Mickelson, Gissel, Bowman, Osburn
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May 4, 1983
Elizabeth Catherine Windle
Services for Elizabeth Catherine Windle, 87, Payette, who died Wednesday, April 27, 1983,
were conducted Friday at Riverside Cemetery in Payette by James Cunningham of the Payette
church of the Nazarene under the direction of Chapel of the Roses, Payette.
She was born Feb. 21, 1896, in Belgrade, Minn., to Jens and Nelsena Mickelson. She came
to Idaho in 1919. She married Burrel T. Windle at Payette, on June 27, 1920. They
homesteaded on the Little Willow where they farmed until 1937 when they moved to Payette.
They traveled extensively throughout the western states for 12 years before returning to
Payette to live, retiring in 1968. He died in December of 1981. She was the oldest, and
longest active, member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Payette. She was a member
of the Rebekah’s, TOPS, and Dorcus. She will be greatly missed by all whose life she
She is survived by tow daughters, Mrs. Ted (Ellen) Osburn and Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) Bowman,
both of Payette; one brother, Harold Mickelson of Everett, Wash.; three sisters, Sina
Gissel of Payette, Annie Gissel of Portland, Ore., and Mary Petersen of Perrinton, Mich.;
15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. She also had
numerous fostser children. She was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers, one
grandchild and one great grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to a favorite charity.