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
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
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