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
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
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
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, four
sisters, a granddaughter, a great-grandson and three
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
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.