Beatrice Marsing Herman
14 August, 1914 - 2 June, 1997
Obituary from the Idaho Press Tribune
5 June, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Beatrice Herman, 82, of
Marsing, died Monday, June 2, 1997, in the Caldwell hospital.
Graveside service will be held Friday, June 6, 1997, at 2
p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Nampa. A public viewing
will be held Thursday from noon to 9 p.m. at the
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
Bea was born August 14, 191 4, at Great Falls, Montana,
the daughter of Earl Q. and Elsie Evertsen Marsing. Her
father and his brother were the founders of the city of
At the age of two, her parents "homesteaded" in the
Marsing area and she remained in the area for most of her
life. She entered first grade at the Edison Grade School in
the year that it opened and eventually graduated from Nampa
High School. She attended Weber College in Utah and obtained
a teaching certificate. She taught for a time at the one-room
school in the Opaline Community.
In 1934, she married Raymond J. Herman and two children
were born to this union when they resided in Caldwell, Idaho.
In 1944, Ray and Bea returned to Marsing and entered into a
partnership with Ray's uncle, Frank Motzko and they developed
the business that became known as the Marsing Hardware. Bea
developed a fine glassware department that became known
throughout the Treasure Valley for its beauty and quality.
She was proud of the fact that she managed the department for
over 50 years.
Bea cherished her family and she always enjoyed people.
She is survived by two sons, Roy E. Herman and Dr. Ralph
E. Herman; a granddaughter, Jennifer Whittington; a grandson,
Jeffrey Herman; three great-grandchildren and a special
cousin, Edna Steward.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Memorials may be sent to the Marsing Ambulance Service,
c/o Mrs. Rich Dines, P.O. Box 132, Marsing, Idaho, 83639.
Image below is a link showing an aerial
gravesite in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
Images contributed by Bonnie Dilworth
photo available upon request.
The gravesite for Raymond and Beatrice can
be found at number 11.
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