In loving memory of a Great Woman. Our beloved mother, Louise Corey Haney died peacefully at home September 24, 2020 - forever in our hearts. She was born to Curtis Dustin Corey and Edith Florence Hall Corey August 20, 1930, in Kuna, Idaho. She was the youngest of four children. In 1945, her family moved to Boise.
Louise graduated from Boise High School. Nursing was her career path because her mother was an LPN, and at 14, Louise started serving as a nurse's aide. She found the work interesting and loved serving. Her college education began in 1947 at Northwest Nazarene College, graduating from Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Louise's career provided opportunities for growth and advancement with some of her titles: Surgical Nurse; Surgical Nursing Instructor; Assistant Nursing Service Director for the Operating and Emergency Room; Director of Surgery. She retired from nursing in 1992 but never lost her interest in nursing and kept in contact with people she knew throughout her life.
Louise's career offered multiple ways to serve the community: In 1957, as an instructor at Saint Alphonsus Hospital School of Nursing teaching surgical nursing; and, in 1966, she was appointed by Idaho Governor Smylie to represent Idaho on the Regional Comprehensive Health Planning Board. This group later incorporated as Mountain States group (later renamed JANNUS); she served 40 years as their board secretary. At the time of her death, she was Member Emeritus to the board. She was the educational coordinator, contracting clinical experience and facilitating program for accreditation for the National League of Nursing. In 1972, the Idaho Board of Medicine granted her privileges to practice as a nurse practitioner surgical assist; she was the first NP in Idaho. She was an operating room consultant for two hospitals when they remodeled their operating rooms and co-designed St. Luke's outpatient surgery center in Boise. Additionally, she was a national accreditation visitor for operating room technical programs in four states. She was active in the Idaho Nurses Association and served eight years as their secretary and delegate to the ANA and an Advisor to the State Student Nurses Association.
Louise married James Redmon Haney in November 1953. They met while James worked at her brother's service station in Boise. They had three children: David, Steven and Ariel.
For 60 years, she has been an active member of Boise Euclid Community Church of the Nazarene, as a prayer partner, church board member, source of birthday cards, flowers on Sunday and, in the past few years, the Sunday morning coffee person. She also helped the ladies of multiple small churches band together to form what is today the Intermountain District Women’s retreat.
Hobbies Louise enjoyed included talking and listening to friends and family, driving and travel, gardening, cooking and baking, entertaining sewing, spending time with her family and reading to grandchildren. She was to many a mother, grandmother, friend, counselor, role model, encourager, Scrabble player and hero. She loved live theater and the Boise Philharmonic, until it was too uncomfortable to sit in hard seats. It was important to her to attend her grandchildren's life events; from baptisms, birthdays, graduations and weddings, she was there. All of her children and grandchildren were encouraged to continue their education; some are now serving in nursing, following her lead.
She is survived by three children, David (Jackie), Steve (Cheryl) and Ariel (Ed); grandchildren Julie, Amanda (Chris), Crystal, Abigail, Buck (Jill), Lawrence, and Natalie; great-grandchildren James, Carmen, Ryan, Mikayla, Tristan, Austin, Preston, Destiny, Michael, Kaden, Madison, Carrick, Rylee, Dani, Bella, Emma, Declan, Lexie; and great-great-grandson Castiel.
Memorials in her name may be made to any of the following (in no particular order):
Trinity Pines Camp and conference center Cascade Idaho (www.tpines.org),
Nazarene World missions (https://nazarene.org/who-we-are/organization/ministries/global-missions),
Idaho PBS (www.idahoptv.org)
To send flowers to Louise's family, please visit our floral store.