Sterling resident Bertha McCracken died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at home with her family. She was 96.
She will be interred next to her husband in Lewiston, Idaho, with a memorial service to be announced later.
Mrs. McCracken was born Sept. 6, 1906, in Kimberly, Idaho, to John and Myrtle Nichols. As a child she made several trips between north and south Idaho by team and wagon. She graduated from teachers college in Lewiston and taught for a number of years in that area.
She married Cal McCracken on Dec. 24, 1927, at Lewiston. He died in 1988. She continued to live in Lewiston until April of 2000, when she moved to Sterling to be with her family.
Mrs. McCracken was active in church work throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Harold and Vane Nichols; and a sister, Louise Rice.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Neil and JoAnn McCracken of Sterling; granddaughters, Cherie Kennedy and Jody Howorth; and two great-granddaughters and one great-great-grandson, all of Anchorage.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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