On March 6, 2021, at Grangeville Health and Rehab in Grangeville, Idaho, Dale handed Mom over to Steve’s loving care.
Lillian Elean Konrad (Grandma Tate) was born in Grangeville, Idaho, on Sept. 21, 1931, to Paul Warden and Nellie Cash Warden. Lillian was the oldest of five siblings. The family lived at Happy Hollow in the foothills of Grangeville. Her school years were spent in Grangeville. Lillian was married to Richard Hatch of Grangeville, Idaho. Together they had two sons. This early marriage ended in divorce in 1950.
Lillian married Edward W. Konrad in Lewiston, Idaho, on Jan. 18, 1951. Between Lillian and Ed they had a blended family of seven children. They moved to the town of Mt. Idaho, Idaho, shortly after they were married and eventually settled on a ranch on the Mt. Idaho Grade. Lillian loved the cattle. She worked hard on the ranch calving, doctoring, feeding. She enjoyed the cattle and horse auctions. Every summer and fall she helped prepare hunting camp on Mallard Creek. She spent many seasons in camp cooking for hunters, family and visitors. She enjoyed all the kids that congregated at her house. She never turned away a child in need of a bed and a good meal. She often commented that the hardest part of those years was when her son Hank was in Vietnam.
In the early 1970s, Lillian and Ed moved to Kamiah and resided at their ranch on the Beaverslide Road. They continued to raise cattle for many years. She became a very interactive grandmother. She was always interested in each grandchild in their own special way, always encouraging their individual hobbies and projects. Lillian was thrilled to be able to travel. She made several trips to Africa with son Hank and family and loved every minute of it. Seeing Victoria Falls for he was a thrill of a lifetime. She also enjoyed their many trips to Hawaii and loved to remember all the antics she had with her grandchildren on Maui. She travelled with son Steve and family. They made several road trips and she really enjoyed the deserts of the Southwest and the attractions along the way including Scotty’s Castle, which she remembered with great affection.
Lillian loved the wildlife around her house, especially the hummingbirds, Chinese pheasants and finches, and sometimes skunks, which she always kept well-fed. By far she had a special intuition and affection for the people in her life. She loved to hear their stories and they all welcomed her time with them and were always anxious for another visit.
She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Nellie Warden, brother Wes Warden, brother Gary Warden, son Steve Konrad, great-grandson Tanner Balbach, great-great-grandson Blayden Balbach.
Lillian is survived by son Hank Konrad (Judy) of Twisp, daughter Julie Hershey (Jim) of Kamiah, Idaho, son Dale Konrad (Jennifer) of Kamiah, Idaho, daughter Kim Uhlorn (Steve) of Kamiah, Idaho, daughter Lisa Konrad, Orofino, Idaho, stepson Ed Buschini (Barbara) of Zillah, Washington, sister Judy Coppernoll (Wes) of Cottonwood, Idaho, brother Dan Warden of Harpster, Idaho. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Per Lillian’s request there will be no funeral service. The family would like to thank the loving care of the staff at Grangeville Health and Rehab, Grangeville, Idaho.