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Information for Bertha M. Jones Harper

5 July, 1904 - 29 November, 1987

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

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Bertha Harper

    Services for Bertha M. Harper, 83, of Nampa, who died Sunday, Nov. 29, at a Nampa care center, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Dr. John Riley, president emeritus of Northwest Nazarene College, Rev. Lyle Robinson, associate pastor of the College Church of the Nazarene and Dr. Bruce Petersen, pastor of College Church of the Nazarene, will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Harper was born on July 5, 1904, at Pontiac, Mich. the eldest of 11 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Garfield C. Jones.  She attended schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Olivet College in Illinois where she met her husband.
    She married Edward J. Harper on March 4, 1927, at Grand Rapids, Mich.  They lived in different cities in Michigan and Oklahoma before moving to Nampa in 1948.  She graduated cum laude from NNC in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.  She taught elementary education in Michigan and fifth grade at Roosevelt School in Nampa for 10 years.  She was a member of the College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa.
    She is survived by her husband of Nampa; two sons, Dr. E. Harold Harper of Elgin, Ill. and Robert G. "Bob" Harper of Nampa; three daughters, Helen Marie Waller, of Shreveport, La., Marian Louise Felder of Nampa and Joyce Elaine Thompson of Shelton, Wash; a brother, Charles Jones of Grand Ledge, Mich.; two sisters, Grace Foreman of Tarpon Springs, Fl., and Esther West of Garland, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many friends.
    She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and on Wednesday until 1 p.m.
    Memorials may be made to the College Church of ihe Nazarene, 504 E. Dewey Ave., Nampa 83651; or flowers may be sent.

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