Beatrice A. Erwin Fessner
December, 1911 - 4 July, 1984
the Idaho Press-Tribune
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Beatrice "Bea" Fessner, 72, Homedale, who died Wednesday July
4, in a Nampa hospital, will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Saturday,
at St. Hubert's Catholic Church, Homedale, by Father Merle
Fisher, S.M., of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa.
Interment will follow in Wilder Cemetery under the direction
of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.
She was born Dec. 19,. 1911, at Junction, Idaho, to George
and Mary Elizabeth Walker Erwin. She was reared and
educated in the Homedale area and graduated from Caldwell High
School. She attended the College of Idaho. On July
17, 1933, she married Ernie Fessner at Nampa and the couple
made their home on a farm near Homedale. They operated a
Veltex gas station in Homedale for several years. In
1952 they moved to Fruitland where they operated a motel.
In 1956 they returned to Homedale. She worked at
Whorten's Grocery Store in Homedale for many years. Mr.
Fessner died in April 1975. She was a member of St.
Hubert's Catholic Church, Homedale, and was a member of the
Altar Society at the church.
She is survived by a daughter, Marie Orr, Homedale; three
half-sisters, Dele Gray, Aileen Fox and Helen McVicker, all of
Boise; three grandchildren, Mike Buck, Danita Orr and Dwayne
Orr; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, LeRoy in 1967, and a
half-sister and a brother.
Friends may call at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Homedale
Friday, from 1 to 8 p.m.
photo available upon request.
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