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Bessie B. Reynolds

Bessie Beth Mavity Reynolds was born June 2, 1925 in Challis, Idaho to William Wallace Mavity and Mabel Keyser. Bessie went home to be with The Lord God, her parents and sisters, Wilma and Donna, and her niece Janie, on March 8, 2013. She was married in 1943 to Gene LaVern Reynolds while he was on furlough from the U.S. Air Force. Bessie and Gene ...

Evelyn “Jane” Sevy

Evelyn ‘Jane’ Sevy, 98, passed away peacefully the night of March 6, 2013 at Wynwood Assisted Care facility in Twin Falls. Jane was born March 14, 1914 to Robert and Nellie Smith in Fort Scott, Kansas. The family moved around the country following various jobs including school teaching and farming. They finally settled in Cedar City, Utah ...

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