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Information for Gladys Berniece Cole Phelps
18 January 1903 - 1 March 1985
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
March 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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G. Berniece Phelps

     Services 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 great-grandchildren.
    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.


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