Services for Mrs. Eliza A. Burgess, 66, Vale resident for the past 35 years who died in her home Sunday [January 7, 1968], was at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel of the Roses at Payette, with Elder Harry Sunday Fry of Payette Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints officiating.

Mrs. Burgess was born in Ellensburg, Wash., Oct. 16, 1901. In 1915 she moved with her family to Oregon, settling in Curry County. She was married to Fred Burgess, December 19, 1922 in Coquille, Ore. They lived in Curry County 11 years and came to Vale in 1933. They were engaged in farming near Vale until retirement in 1955.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two sisters, Edna McNeel of Broadbent, Ore., and Eunice Horn of North Bend, Ore., and two brothers, Harold Horn of Cottonwood, Ariz. And Oliver Horn of Eureka, Calif. Two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Burgess was a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter-Day Saints, No. 352 World War I Barracks Auxiliary and Farm Bureau and was a past member of Vale Grange. Interment was in Rosedale Cemetery at Payette.

Services were under direction of High’s Chapel in Vale. Pallbearers were Walter Laurance, Walter Lester, Stanley Dentinger, Stanley Millikin, Virgil Glaves and Steven Conrey, all members of No. 352 World War I Barracks. The contributions may be made to a memorial fund established at the reorganized LDS Church in Payette. They may be sent to William Nelson, Route 2, New Plymouth.

Argus Observer, January 11, 1968
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman