Information for Ella Fretwell
1906 - 30 April, 1991
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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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
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
The family suggests memorial (obit ended)
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