Services for Orval
Edwin Birks, 96, of 332 N. Sugar Ave., Nampa, who died Dec. 4
at his home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
Nampa Third Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
504 11th Ave. N., with William Morgan, second counselor of the
Nampa Third Ward Bishopric, officiating. Interment will
follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Services are
under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
He was born July 19, 1886, to Rosetta Ann Rice and
Edwin Wheeldon Birks at Farmington, Utah. In 1900 he
moved to St. Anthony, Idaho. He married Minnie Maude
Whipple on March 19, 1921 in Boise. Their marriage was
solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple in 1929. In 1925 they
moved to Melba and then to Nampa in 1942 where they made their
home. He was a member of the Nampa Third Ward LDS
He is survived by his wife, Nampa; five daughters, Mrs.
Oliver (Ruby) Loberg, Mrs. Roger (Roselia) Moore, Mrs. Verda
June Jorgensen, all of Nampa, Mrs.. Marcel (Della Marie)
Bourse and Mrs. Jay (Ila Fae) Henrie, Salt Lake City; five
sons, Howard Birks, Nampa, Albert Birks, West Valley City,
Utah, Orval Jay Birks, and George Boyd Dirks (sic-Birks) of
Salt Lake City and Clarence Birks, Eureka, Calif.; 43
grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, four sisters
and two great-granddaughters.
Memorials may be made to the Boise LDS Temple Fund, in
care of Bishop Theo Morgan, 3604 Cherry Lane, Nampa 83651, or
flowers may be sent.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today
until 9 p.m., all day Tuesday until 9 p.m. and Wednesday
morning at the church from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.