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.
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
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.
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.
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
Friends and family may call at the Dakan Funeral
Chapel, Caldwell, on Tuesday (today) from 4 to 8 p.m.
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.