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Information for Bertha Jane Webster Beckley Higgins

15 March, 1897 - 10 November, 1982

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

November, 1982
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Bertha Higgins

    Services for Bertha Jane Beckley Higgins, 85, formerly of New Plymouth, who died Wednesday, Nov. 10, of natural causes at a Caldwell nursing home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by Bishop Ross Hansen of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Middleton.  Interment will follow at the Middleton Cemetery, Middleton.
    She was born March 15, 1897, in Rooks County, Kan., to Susie and Almeron Webster, and was reared and educated there.  She married Samuel Earl Beckley on Aug. 26, 1914, and they moved to Idaho from Kansas in 1937.  He died June 6, 1956.  She married Harley Lee Higgins on Oct. 24, 1961.  They lived in the Payette, New Plymouth area until he died in October of 1979.  She has since resided in Caldwell.
    She is survived by five daughters, Hazel Hebert and Creta Hargis of New Plymouth, Beulah Fowler of Inkom, Dorothy Cardon of Caldwell and Dorma Lee Nelson of Fairbanks, Alaska; two sons, Wilber Beckley of Yakima, Wash., and Delbur Beckley of Rexburg; two sisters, Kate Weaver of Fontana, Calif. and Myrtle Brunet of Longmont, Colo.; one brother, Frank Webster of West Plains, Mo.; 38 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her father and mother, three brothers, one sister and three grandsons.
    Friends may call at the chapel today from 4 to 9 p.m.

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