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Information for Margaret Olive Beckwith Benson Yant
24 November, 1911 – 5 September, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune,
dated September, 1984
Contributed by Becky Nelson

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 Margaret Yant

      Graveside services for Margaret O. Yant, 72, of 1124 Garrity Blvd., Nampa, who died Wednesday, Sept. 5, at a Nampa hospital, will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
     The Rev. Leo W. Reed, pastor of the Nampa First Baptist Church, will officiate.  Friends may meet at the cemetery.  Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
     Mrs. Yant was born Nov. 24, 1911, at Cambridge, Neb., to Clarence and Naomi Beckwith.  At a young age she moved to a farm in the Deer Flat area near Nampa with her parents where she was reared and educated.
     She married Ray O. Yant on March 18, 1937, at Boise and they made their home in Nampa.  They moved to Madras, Ore., in 1970 and then returned to Nampa in 1980.  Mr. Yant died May 12, 1982, and she had resided in Nampa since.
     She was a member of War Eagles Barracks 459 Veterans of World War I Auxiliary.
     She is survived by two sons, Danny H. Yant, Nampa, and Raymond Benson, Sacramento, Calif.; three brothers, Leo Beckwith, Rufus, Ore., Vern Beckwith, Coeur d’Alene, and Cleve Beckwith, Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Mr. Hilda Severns, Nampa and Mrs. Betty Hanson, Renton, Wash.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.




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