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Information for Nora Maurine Turner White Perkel
8 May 1923 - 4 March 1985
Obituary from the Idaho Free Press
March 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Nora Perkel

     Services for Nora Maurine Perkel, 61, of Emmett, formerly of Middleton, who died Monday, March 4, in an Emmett nursing home of natural causes, will be conducted at 1 p.m., Friday at the Middleton Second Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Bishop Craig R. Baird of the Middleton Second Ward will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Wilder Cemetery under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Perkel was born May 8, 1923, in Challis, to John L. and Mabel Taylor Turner.  She lived in Challis for three years and then moved with her family to Council, where they helped establish Mesa Orchards.  She was reared and educated at Council.
    She married Sheff White and they resided at Ontario.  After Mr. White's death, she later married Verl W. Perkel and they resided in Wilder where they reared their children and developed the Perkel Orchards. 
    She later moved to Caldwell and lived there for several years and then to Middleton, where she and her daughter, Mary Ann, had since made their home.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Middleton, and was involved in many community affairs.
    She is survived by four daughters, Norene Perkel of Boise, Mary Ann Perkel of Middleton, Carolyn Snowdeu of Milton- Freewater, Ore., and Janet L. Perkel, Lewiston; two sons, Murton Perkel of Emmett and Mike Perkel of Nampa; four grandchildren, Cynthia Ireland and Rebecca Tyon both of Fruitland and Lesa Perkel and Amanda Perkel both of Emmett; two sisters, Violet Bybee of Resenda, Calif., and Alice Cederburg of Eagle; four brothers, George Turner of Moses Lake, Wash., John Turner of Greenleaf, Harris Brooks of Royal City, Wash., and Howard Brooks of Boise; and one great grandchild, Misty Dawn Tyon of Fruitland.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harold Turner.
   Friends may call from 4 to 9 tonight at the Dakan Chapel and noon to 12:45 p.m. Friday in the Relief Society Room at Middleton Second Ward LDS Church.


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