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Information for Minnie Maud Whipple Birks
6 June, 1898 - 21 April, 1987
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
April, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Minnie Birks

     Services for Minnie Maude Birks, 88, of Nampa, who died Tuesday, April 21, at a Nampa nursing home, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Nampa 11th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1500 Smith Ave. Ext.
     Bishop Ken Harward will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Mrs. Birks was born June 6, 1898, at Provo, Utah, to Sarah Amanda Conrad and John Quinney Whipple.  In 1905 she moved with her family to Emmett, where she was reared and educated.
     She married Orval Edwin Birks March 19, 1921, in Boise and their marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple in 1929.  In 1925, they moved to Melba and then to Nampa in 1942.
     She was a longtime member of the LDS Church, having been involved in the Nampa 3rd Ward for many years.  At the time of her death, she was a member of the Nampa 11th Ward and of the Nampa RSVP.
      She is survived by five daughters, Ruby (Mrs. Oliver) Loberg and Rosella (Mrs. Roger) Moore, both of Nampa, Verda June (Mrs. Neal) Chess of Yuba City, Calif., Della Marie (Mrs. Marcel) Bourse and Ila Fae (Mrs. Jay) Henrie, both of Salt Lake City, Utah; five sons, Howard Birks of Nampa, Albert Birks of West Valley City, Utah, Orval Jay Birks and George Boyd Birks, both of Salt Lake City, and Clarence Birks of Eureka, Calif.; eight sisters, Tessie Clifford of Kuna, Bertha Kemble of Weiser, Kate Moore of Meridian, Sylvia Walters of Woodburn, Ore., Jennie Stapplecamp of Anaconda, Mont., Juanita Pierson of Clear Lake, Calif., Laura Goff of Portland, Ore., and Daisy Smith of Independence, Ore.; a brother, George Whipple of Nampa; 43 grandchildren; and 75 great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, four sisters, a granddaughter, a great-grandson and three great-granddaughters.
     Friends may call at the Nampa Alsip chapel today until 9 p.m., Friday from 8 to 9 a.m., and at the church from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
     Memorials may be made to the Boise LDS Temple Fund, in care of the Nampa 11th Ward LDS Church, 1500 Smith Ave. Ext., Nampa 83651; or flowers may be sent.