Clipped From Idaho State Journal
OBITUARIES Bertha E. A. Sawyer AMERICAN FALLS-Bertha Elizabeth Adkins Sawyer, 64, in Power County Hospital following a long illness. She was born at Yokum, known as Lost Creek, Stevens County, Wash., Sept. 14, 1909, daughter of William Holman Linnie Lee Pennington Adkins. The family moved to Cold in what is now Power County 1910, leaving in 1918 for lone. Wash., then returning to Cold Creek in 1922, and moving American Falls in 1926. She entered nurses' training St. Anthony Hospital, being graduated as an R.N. in 193B. then accepted a position at Schiltz Memorial Hospital in American Falls. In 1939 she met Fred E. and made her first convert LDS Church. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple Dec. 14, 1939. The new Sawyer family to Shoshone Falls Power Plant, where he was the operator. wife worked in the Twin County Hospital and they stake mission in the Twin Stake. In 1945 the Sawyers moved Swan Falls Power Plant, where he was plant superintendent. was promoted to plant superintendent in American Falls in and they had made their here since that time. She was always active in and civil affairs, served many years in the Red Cross and founder of the Power County Defense program. She was personally responsible for the Dr. Harms Appreciation Day program. She also was a correspondent the Idaho State Journal and several other newspapers for many years. Surviving are her husband; son, Thomas A. Sawyer, Boise; daughter, Elizabeth (Beth) Ellen Hobbs, American Falls; three grandchildren; her mother, American Falls; three brothers, James Leslie Adkins, Pocatello; Everett Holman Adkins, Monteview, Idaho, and William Wesley Adkins, American Falls; seven sisters, Mary Ethel Stanger, Sarah Ellen Hawkley, Lillian Lee Funk, all American Falls; Ada Alice Nelson, Rockland; Laurel Fern George, Aberdeen; Linnie Emily Stevens, Orem, Utah, and Laura Wilma Tometia, lona. Services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the LDS Ward chapel, with Bishop Dell Rudd officiating. Burial be in Neeley cemetery. Friends may call at the Davis Mortuary Idaho Street on Monday from 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9 to 11 at the mortuary and from 12:30 service time at the Relief room of the church.