Opal ELDRIDGE

Opal ELDRIDGE

Female 1906 - 2009  (103 years)

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  • Name Opal ELDRIDGE  [2
    • Opal Eldridge Dickson, 103, passed away on December 8, 2009, in Omaha, Nebraska. Opal was born on October 2, 1906, to Margaret and Frank Eldridge in Payette, Idaho. Opal graduated from Fruitland High School in 1924 and attended Lewiston Normal School where she obtained her Life Certificate to teach school. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961 from ISU. Her first teaching job in the Pahsimeroi Valley was where she met her cowboy and forever love, Albert "Dick" Dickson. They were married on July 3, 1928, and had almost 71 wonderful years together before Dick passed away in 1999. Besides Pahsimeroi, she taught school in Fruitland, Gooding, Challis, and Wendell. An active member of the Gooding United Methodist Church; she also was a member of the Cosmopolitan Chapter #36 Order of Eastern Star; Garnet Court #5 Order of Amaranth; and Alpha Delta Kappa. Painting was her hobby, and many beautiful oil paintings by Opal hang in the homes of her family and friends. Opal's life was spent educating ? teaching school, giving piano lessons, and being an amazing friend and mentor to people of all ages. Her home was a refuge not only for her family but to those life travelers who could benefit from her wise and positive attitude. She wholeheartedly engaged in whatever she was doing and contributed fully to those who knew her. We celebrate the blessing of her life.

      She is survived by: her children, Elaine Miller and Alaire (Melvin) Blanchard, all of Boise; and Suzanne (Ron) Andersen of Omaha, Nebraska. Her grandchildren are Judi Beauregard of Boise; Julie (Mike) Venemon of Twin Falls; David Criswell and Keith Criswell of Santa Cruz, California; Nanci (Rick) Bennett of Caldwell; Aaron (Linda) Chigbrow of Taos, New Mexico; Connie (Joel) Moore of Vancouver, Washington; Maggie (Heath) Mann of Pocatello; Jane (Rob) King of Omaha, Nebraska; Shari (Rob) Reynolds, Chrissy Andersen and Kim (Todd) Jamber, all of Omaha, Nebraska. She is survived by twenty seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Velma Amick of Portland, Oregon; and her brother, Franklin (Cheryl) Eldridge of Lincoln, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; her infant daughter, Magaret Ann; her parents, Frank and Margaret Eldridge; sister, Connie Eldridge; granddaughter, Leona Erickson; and great granddaughter, Cady Reynolds. [1]
    Born 2 Oct 1906  Payette, Payette Co., Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1910  Living with parents in Fruitland, Canyon Co., Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1920  Living with parents in Fruitland, Payette Co., Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 8 Dec 2009  Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Payette, Payette Co., Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I80230  Main Tree
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2015 

    Father Frank Eugene ELDRIDGE,   b. 10 Feb 1884, Dunlap, Morris Co., Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1977, Gooding, Goding Co., Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret JEFFERIES,   b. 14 Jan 1887,   d. 26 Jan 1973  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Bef 1907  Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F32285  Group Sheet

    Family Albert Ivan DICKSON,   b. 8 May 1901, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1999, Gooding, Gooding Co., Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1928  [1
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F32286  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Living with parents in Fruitland, Payette Co., Idaho Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Albert Ivan Dickson and Opal Eldridge Headstone
    Albert Ivan Dickson and Opal Eldridge Headstone
    Albert Ivan Dickson and his wife Opal, the daughter of frank Eldridge and Margaret Jefferies, are buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Payette, Payette Co., Idaho.

    Created by: Dan Fowler
    Photo Added by: Dan Fowler

  • Sources 
    1. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    2. [S8104] 1910 Census Fruitland, Canyon County, Idaho.

    3. [S8105] 1920 Census Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho.