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Information for Pearl Ila Beeson Birch
7 January, 1917
11 October, 1995
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
15 October, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Pearl Birch

     Memorial services for Pearl Ila (Beeson) Birch, 78, of Caldwell, who died Wednesday, October 11, 1995, at her home of natural causes will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, 1995, at the Caldwell Friends Church, Caldwell, Idaho.  Pastors Butch Hart and Glenn Armstrong will officiate under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel Caldwell.  Private burial will be held earlier at the Greenleaf Cemetery, Greenleaf, Idaho.
     Pearl Birch was born January 7, 1917, at Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, a daughter of Roy and Lois Wilson Beeson.  She moved with her parents to Idaho in 1919 residing in the Gooding, Barber, Riverside and Star areas.  She attended school in Barber, Riverside and Star, graduating from Star High School in 1935.  She married A. Glen Birch on February 14, 1938 at the Star Friends Church.  Following the wedding, they moved to Mr. Shasta, California.  In 1942 they moved to Caldwell where they resided until her death.
     Pearl was a Charter Member of the Caldwell Friends Church where she held numerous positions and worked in the Children's Department for 35 years.
     She is survived by her husband Glen of Caldwell; two daughters and sons-in-law Robert and Mike Stewart of Caldwell, Judi and Steve Magee of Nampa; one daughter-in-law Patti Birch of Greenleaf; grandchildren Rodney Birch of Arvada, Colorado, Dewayne Birch of Greenleaf, Susan Banks and her husband Matt of Potlatch, Idaho, Scott Stewart of Caldwell and Matthew Magee of Nampa; one great-granddaughter Emily Banks of Potlatch; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Ruth Beeson of Nampa, Wes and Elaine Beeson of Twin Falls; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Ross McIntyre of Nampa, Mary and Art Pruitt of Newberg, Oregon, and Hazel Tuning of Caldwell; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was preceded in death by her son Bob, infant brother and her parents.
     The family suggests that memorials be given to the Caldwell Friends Church or the Greenleaf Friends Academy.
     Friends may call today from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.