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Information for Ethel R. Privitt Simon Diggs
7 May, 1917 - 24 November, 1993
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
26 November, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Ethel Diggs

    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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