Information for Ethel R. Privitt
7 May, 1917 - 24 November, 1993
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
26 November, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Mrs. Ethel R. Diggs, 76, of Nampa, died Wednesday, Nov.
24, 1993, at the Hospice House in Nampa. Funeral services
will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 1993, at the
Nampa First United Presbyterian Church. Rev. Lowell Byall,
pastor of the church will officiate. Interment will follow in
the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Services are under the
direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Ethel R. Diggs was born on May 7, 1917, at Childress,
Texas, to Alfred and Viola Privitt. She was reared and
attended schools in Childress. She married Archie Diggs in
December of 1960 at Nampa. They farmed and ranched south of
Nampa in the Deer Flat area until Mr. Diggs retired in 1977.
Ethel had worked as a secretary and bookkeeper in the
Nampa-Caldwell area for many years, retiring in 1975. She was
a member of the Nampa First United Presbyterian Church. She
was very active in civic affairs, serving as chairman of the
rural Heart Fund Drive for several years, chairman of the
Mayors Committee of Hiring of the Handicapped, was
instrumental in the inception of Canyon County Pet Haven, and
served on the Board of Directors. She was also a member of the
Medical Center Auxiliary, the Woman's Century Club, the
Bennett Community Club and The Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Ethel is survived by her husband, Archie of Nampa; 1 son,
Wayne Diggs and his wife, Linda of Emmett; 1 daughter,
Patricia Hackney and her husband, Mike of Nampa; 4 sisters,
Helen Ratican, Austin, Texas, Claudia Andrews, Plainview,
Texas, Peggy Bohenek, Austin, Texas, Mary Duesinger, Conroe,
Texas; 1 brother, Alfred Privitt, Granbury, Texas; 1
sister-in-law, Gladys Messer, Nampa; 7 grandchildren 10
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister, 1
brother and 2 grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9
p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Nampa
First United Presbyterian Church, 400 Lake Lowell Ave., Nampa,
ID 83686; Hospice Program, c/o Mercy Medical Center, 1512 12th
Ave. Road, Nampa, ID 83686; or Canyon County Pet Haven, P.O.
Box 481, Nampa, ID 83651.
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