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Trees planted as memorial to Asker


(L-R) Russ Lindsley of Green Acres Nursery, Matt Murdock and Cameron Dannar of Salmon Clearwater Landscaping were busy delivering/planting a Crimson Cloud Hawthorne at Pioneer Park Friday, May 2. The tree was one of two planted in memory of Mildred Asker.

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(L-R) Russ Lindsley of Green Acres Nursery, Matt Murdock and Cameron Dannar of Salmon Clearwater Landscaping were busy delivering/planting a Crimson Cloud Hawthorne at Pioneer Park Friday, May 2. The tree was one of two planted in memory of Mildred Asker.



GRANGEVILLE — Pioneer Park will have a little more shade in the summers to come.

Two trees were planted Friday, May 1, as a memorial to longtime community supporter and business woman Mildred Asker, who died March 31.

“It’s a way to think of her every time we come by here,” said her husband, Jerry, who was there for the digging and planting.

The trees were purchased through memorial donations from Mildred’s PEO sisters, Elks Lodge 1825, Idaho County Recycling and Idaho County Democrat individual members, Janie Fluharty and Shelly Dumas.

Salmon-Clearwater Landscaping dug the holes and planted the trees that were purchased from Green Acres and LeAnne’s nurseries in Grangeville.

The tree closest to the road is a Crimson Cloud Hawthorne and the tree close to the pool is a flowing plumb.

A memorial stone is currently being fashioned at Aqua Jet and will read, “In memory of Mildred ‘Milly’ Asker 1931-2015 ‘Her Smile Lives On.’”

“I’m so thankful the city allowed these to be planted here,” Jerry smiled. “I think they will really be an asset to the park.”



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