Wauneta Delores (Stober Manzer) Kipper

July 1, 1928 ~ March 6, 2019 (age 90)


Wauneta Delores Kipper, 90 of Ontario entered into rest, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in an Ontario, Oregon care facility.  Wauneta was born in Randolph, Nebraska, July 1, 1928 the only child of Clarence E. & Llola Maree Beems Stober.  She grew up in Randolph alongside her many “surrogate-sibling” cousins and resided there until she met Elwyn D. Manzer in the cafe she worked in.  Wauneta and Elwyn were married in 1946 and they ventured west to begin their new life together.  They resided in a few towns that encompassed eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho; during this time eight children were born.  The primary family residence was Boise, ID., where Wauneta spent countless hours working as a housewife and mother.  She was extraordinarily organized and a meticulous housekeeper; wonderful cook and baker; loved music and dance, basketball and butterflies.  She always made time to write letters (in long-hand), to friends and family.  Wauneta crocheted afghans and doilies but most of all, was a masterful seamstress.  She made all of her children’s clothes and her own, where the quality more than surpassed store-bought clothing.  Wauneta never had a driver’s license, so she put on a lot of miles walking, especially to the (now defunct) Boise downtown department stores (Penney’s, Falks, Newberrys), mostly to buy fabric and patterns.  She always looked forward to a nice relaxing walk to get out of the house, look at flowers, butterfly-watch and visit with neighbors.  Wauneta and Elwyn resided for a few years in Tempe, AZ and were later divorced.  She eventually married Dave Kipper and resided in Ontario, OR.  After Dave passed away in 2005, Wauneta continued to live in her home until 2016 when she decided she needed assisted care.  Arthritis led to the end of her sewing, crocheting, letter-writing, jigsaw puzzles, and her long relaxing walks.  Afflicted with macular degeneration, and hearing impairment, she could no longer enjoy her favorite basketball games and music was left to her memory.  Wauneta is survived by her eight children:  Dennis (Diane) Manzer, Wes Manzer, Warren (Cathy) Manzer, Cheryl (Dave) Neal, Linda Harkness, Lavon Goodrich, Beverly Manzer and Ellen Manzer. She has 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.  Wauneta’s family is extremely grateful to Dr. Gering, all of her caregivers at Pioneer Place and Dorian Place and especially to Heart N Home for the compassionate care they provided through her end-of-life journey.  Graveside services are scheduled for 11 am on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Rosedale Memorial Gardens in Payette.  Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Graveside Service
March 11, 2019

11:00 AM
Rosedale Memorial Gardens
10350 Iowa Ave. N.
Payette, ID 83661

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