November, 1902 - 16 August, 1983
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
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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,
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,
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
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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