Bertha Maud Calkins

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Bertha Maud Calkins

June 22, 1913 - May 6, 2010

Bertha Maud Calkins, of Dayton, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the age of 96, at Booker Rest Home in Dayton, Washington. There will be a graveside service at the Dayton Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14th followed by a luncheon at the Dayton residence, 703 Stedman Rd.

She was born June 22, 1913, in White Bird, Idaho. Her parents were Leland and Bessie Remington Thomson. She attended schools in the White Bird and Grangeville, Idaho, areas and married Wesley E. Calkins, May 22, 1930, in Grangeville, Idaho. They came to Dayton in 1934, to assist Wes's family.

During their marriage, Wesley became a member of the Army/Air Corp and they were stationed at various Air Force Bases around the United States. After WWII, she accompanied her husband; a Colonel in the Air Force, to live occupied Japan in 1951, and in Turkey in 1957. They returned to Dayton after his retirement in 1962.

Bertha was a homemaker, a life long crochet enthusiast beginning at the age 4, and a 50 year member of Eastern Star and a past Worthy Matron.She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Rogers (Dexter) of Buhl, Idaho; and the youngest of four brothers, Robert Thomson of Watsonville, California; Three grandchildren, Lesley Rogers Meigs of Pocatello, Idaho; David Rogers (Pam) of Buena Park, California, and Tracie Rogers Barthlow of Dayton, and five great
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley in 1987, and three brothers Leland, Warren, and Neal. Her values, laughter, and warmth will be greatly missed, but she had a good life, and she gave us fond memories and great stories of days past.

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