Information for Bertha Parrallee McCormick
25 February, 1894 - 15 June, 1983
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Services for Bertha M.
Coats, 89, of 2814 S. Indiana, Caldwell, who died Wednesday,
June 15, at a Caldwell nursing home of natural causes, will be
conducted at 1030 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Dakan Funeral
Chapel, Caldwell, by Pastor Dwight Steele of the First Baptist
Church, Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow at
the Wilder Cemetery, Wilder.
She was born Feb. 25, 1894, at Cedar Valley, Mo., the
daughter of Moses E. and Adaline K. McCormick. she moved
with her family to Weiser in April of 1902, where she attended
school. She attended Teacher's Normal School at Boise
and taught in rural schools near Weiser.
She married Henry O. Coats on Nov. 30, 1917, at
Caldwell. They made their home at Weiser until 1942,
when they moved to Wilder. They came to Caldwell in
1964. Mr. Coats died in 1965.
She is survived by two sons and their wives, Robert A.
and Eleanor Coats of Columbia, S.C., and William O. (Bill) and
Dorothy Coats of Caldwell; a daughter and her husband, B. Jean
and Sam Walbey of Caldwell; a sister, Alma Main of Cascade;
five grandchildren, George Coats, Virginia Dodson, Judy
Giardina, Dennis Coats and Jerry Walbey; six
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She
was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Friends may call at the chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Heart Fund
or a favorite charity.