Meet Claire Veseth of Idaho
Claire moved from northern Idaho to southern Idaho five years after Anne’s death to be closer to several of her children. She retired from nursing soon after and now volunteers—helping prepare, serve, and do dishes for a meal for the homeless one day a week. Claire spends 6-12 hours a week at the Idaho Foodbank Warehouse helping pack food to send out to the food insecure people of southwest Idaho. She has completed her Master Naturalist certification several years ago and enjoys volunteering at the local nature center and other nature inspired opportunities. She visits her two growing grandsons who live nearby as often as she can.
Some of Anne's qualities that Claire carries forward in her own life include: her daughter's kindness, generosity, and positive attitude. This keeps Anne's presence close to Claire every day.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest (ID)
Date of Death: August 12, 2021
She worked for the Forest Service as a wildland firefighter on the North Fork Ranger District for two seasons. She appreciated being in the outdoors‚ working hard and making a difference. She was a young woman with integrity‚ determination‚ a desire to do good‚ and a passion for life. Her loss leaves a deep hole in our lives and hearts. She will be forever missed by her coworkers‚ friends‚ and family.