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Information for Ella Fretwell Berrett Dyess

31 July, 1906 - 30 April, 1991

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

May, 1991

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Ella Dyess

    Ella Berrett Dyess, 84, of Melba, died Tuesday, April 30, 1991, at the home of her son in Melba.  At her request, no services will be conducted.  Private interment will be at the Melba Cemetery.
    Mrs. Dyess was born July 31, 1906, at West Weaver, Utah, to Frank and Marion Boyle Fretwell.  She was reared and educated in Utah.  She married Thomas E. Berrett at Ogden, Utah.  They made their home in North Ogden where they farmed.  She worked at the arsenal in Ogden and later at McClellan Air Force Base.  They then moved to Liberty, Utah, where they owned a cattle ranch.  In 1946 they moved to Idaho and farmed in the Happy Valley community..  She later moved to California.  She then married Sam Dyess at Sacramento, Calif.  While in Sacramento she worked at the Winestocks Department Store.  He died in 1963 and she moved to Melba to be with her son and daughter-in-law, where she had since resided.
    She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Ella enjoyed being with her family and especially her grandchildren.
    She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Kathyrn Berrett, Melba; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Berrett, Nampa; two sisters, Norma Webster, Browns Valley, Calif., and Myrtle Berrett, Ogden, Utah; two brothers, Frank Fretwell Jr., Kaysville, Utah and Robert Fretwell, Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; a sister, Lois; three sons, Jackie, Bob and Ellery; and a grandson.
    The family suggests memorial (obit ended)

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