for G. Berniece Phelps, 82, of Parma, who died Friday, March
1, in a Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2
p.m. Wednesday at the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian
Church, Parma. T
The Rev. Paul F. Evans
will officiate. Burial with lodge rites by Ruby Rebekah Lodge
49, Parma, will follow in the Parma Cemetery, under the
direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mrs. Phelps, a homemaker, was born Jan. 18, 1903, in Broken
Bow, Neb., to John D. and Margaret A. Cole. She moved
with her family to Fort Morgan, Colo. She married James
"Lee" Phelps on Feb. 14, 1927, at Fort Morgan where they
resided until 1935. In 1935 they moved to Parma where
she worked on the family farm, raised her family, and where
she had since resided.
She was a member
of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church; the Fargo
Grange, Wilder; Parma Ruby Rebekah Lodge 49; Parma Senior
Citizens; and the Old Fort Boise Historical Society.
She is survived by three sons, James Leroy Phelps of Nyssa,
Ore., Milford Eugene Phelps of Homedale and Ivan Dean Phelps
of McCall; a daughter, Mildred (Mrs. Ken) Jensen of Boise: two
sisters, Clara Mae Cole Phelps of Roseburg, Ore., and Edith
Frame of Arvada, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; and 28
Her husband died
in May of 1975. A granddaughter, Beth Nadine Phelps, and
a brother, Claude Leeroy Cole, also died earlier.
Memorials may be made to the Parma Senior Citizens, or to the
Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, care of Dakan
Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606.
Friends may call Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. at the
Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church in Parma.