Lifelong Hayden resident Elin P. Carns passed away Nov. 10, 2005, at the Sandrock Ridge Care Center. She was 92.
Elin was born Sept. 4, 1913, on a homestead north of Hayden.
She married Jim Carns of Hayden on Nov. 10, 1948. They lived on a ranch north of Hayden, where they raised their son, Ivan. The family ran sheep and raised crops of barley and wheat for many years.
Elin enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and crocheting.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Per Victor and Thilda Sjostrom; her husband, Jim Carns; her sister, Mildred Lowe; and her brother, Carl Sjostrom.
She is survived by her son, Ivan Carns and his wife Sandie: grandchildren, Brad and Katlyn, and her husband, Dan Kemry; one great-grandson, Dakota; her sister, Myrtle Rhodes; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Nov. 14, 2005, at the Hayden Congregational Church.