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Information for Opal Mae Phillips Jessee

20 January, 1915 - 17 January, 1997

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Opal Jessee

    Opal Mae Jessee, 81, of Wilder, died Friday, January 17, 1997, at home of natural causes.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 1997, at the Wilder Cemetery.  Rev. Everett Berrey of the Golden Gate Baptist Church, Wilder, will Officiate.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Jessee was born January 20, 1915, in Cortez, Colorado, the daughter of Elijah and Linnie Layman Phillips, where she was raised and educated.  She came to Idaho in 1938.  Soon after moving to Idaho she settled in Wilder where she had since resided.
    Over the years Opal had worked for the Crookham Seed Company of Caldwell, the Morfitt Store and Carl's Drug Store of Wilder. She was also a talented seamstress.
    Opal was an active member of her community.  She was also active in the Golden Gate Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the V.F.W. Women's League.
    Opal was a very loving and caring mother and friend.  She had a lot of love for a great many people, and for this she touched numerous lives.  She will be greatly missed by her family and a host of friends.
    Survivors include: her brother, Lee Phillips of Wilder; 2 children, Ardath Cram of Middleton, and Daune Jessee of Cortez, CO.; 6 grandchildren, Becky Jordan and Gary M. Cram II of Nampa, Kathryn Cram of Middleton, Andrea Lynn Jessee, Jonathan Lee Jessee and Brian Daniel Jessee, all of Cortez, CO.; 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
    Friends and family may call at the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, on Tuesday (today) from 4 to 8 p.m.
    The family suggests that memorials be made in Opalís name to Columbia West Valley Medical Centerís Hospice Program, 1717 Arlington, Caldwell, Idaho 83605, or the Golden Gate Baptist Church, Wilder, Idaho, or flowers may be sent.

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