Nellie J. Baker McGirl, 76, of Caldwell, died Wednesday,
April 16, 1997, at her home of natural causes. Graveside
services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19th, at
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Pastor Jim Dougherty
will officiate. Services are under the direction of Dakan
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mrs. Baker McGirl was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Chadron,
Nebraska, to Samuel H. and Clorence E. Hess Whiting. She
moved to Torrington, Wyoming, were she met Ben H. Baker and
they were married Nov. 7, 1939 she attended Beauty School.
They lived in several towns in Wyoming.
In 1946 they moved to Huston, Idaho. In 1948 she went to
work at J.R. Simplots, taking a leave from 1960 to 1972. She
retired from Simplots in 1985, receiving her 25-year-pin.
Her husband, Ben, passed away July 30, 1984.
Nellie loved to bowl, dance, play cards and Yahtzee. She
also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She especially liked
to fish, we all cannot talk enough about stories of her
On October 28, 1991, she married James "Mac" McGirl.
She is survived by her husband, Mac McGirl of Caldwell; a
son, Ray Baker and his wife, RaVena and their children,
Randy and Denice Baker, Connie and Fred Bartel and Cindy and
Rocky Fullerton; a daughter, Phyllis Cafferty and her
husband, Dee and their children, Renee and Tim Silkwood,
Tammy and Morris Weatherford, Merla and Bud Scott; two
brothers, Roy and Bessie Whiting of Nebraska, Bob and
Barbara Whiting of Nampa; two sisters, Grace and Bob Baker
of Tenn., Rose and Stan Schubarth of Nebraska; 29
great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ben H.
Baker, her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel today from 5 until
Memorials may be made to Columbia West Valley Hospice, 1717
Arlington, Caldwell, ID 83605.
A reception will be held at the Nampa Eagles, 118 11th Ave.
N., in Nampa following the services.
Special thanks for the care from Hospice nurses Beverly and
Shelly. And a special thanks to her friend, Blance Brown.