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Information for Estella Mae Fegesak Dudgeon

30 November, 1902 - 16 August, 1983

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

August, 1983

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Estella Dudgeon

    Services for Estella Dudgeon, 80, of 336 Liberty Drive, Nampa, who died Tuesday, Aug. 16, at a Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa, by the rev. William G. Arthur of the Nampa First Congregational Church.
    Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    She was born Nov. 30, 1902, at Carleton, Neb., a daughter of Henry H. and Gertrude Van Buskirk Fegesack, and was reared and educated there.  She attended Kearney Teachers College, Kearney, Neb.
    She married James Dudgeon Dec. 22, 1929, at Carleton.  She taught in various Thayer County, Neb., schools while they farmed in the Carleton community. She later attended the University of Nebraska and Northwest Nazarene College3.
    They moved to Nampa in 1948 and she taught in the Nampa School District until retiring in 1966 after 30 years of teaching.
    She was a charter member of the Alpha Delta Kappa International Sorority for women teachers and a charter member of the First Congregational Church, Nampa, where she was active until her death.
    Mr. Dudgeon died Nov. 9, 1979.
    She is survived by a son, Ronald Dudgeon, Enterprise, Ore.; two daughters, Barbara Cothern, Buhl and Joy Tuckness, Nampa; two sisters, Emma Steyer, Lincoln, Neb. and Hertha Damm, Woodburn, Ore.; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    A son-in=law and a grandson preceded her in death.
    Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church Building Fund or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel until 9 a.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and until time of services on Saturday.

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