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Information for Nellie J. Whiting Baker McGirl
13 December, 1920 - 16 April, 1997

From the Idaho Press-Tribune
April, 1997

Contributed by Dan Fowler

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Nellie McGirl

    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 fishing.
    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 8 p.m.
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.

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