Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, September 9, 1976




Funeral services were held Friday, August 20, 1976 from the First Christian church in Holyoke for Phebe Beatrice Balderson, 80, who passed away August 17, 1976.


Dale Arnold, minister of the church, officiated at the services. Interment was in Holyoke Memorial park.


Phebe Beatrice Balderson, daughter of Amelia and Jeremiah Bailey, was born on September 28, 1885, at Firth, Nebraska. She grew to womanhood in the Firth area.


Phebe was united in marriage to James Freddie Balderson on January 5, 1903 at Beatrice, Nebraska. Following their marriage they made their home near Cortland, Nebraska until the spring of 1917 when they moved to the Holyoke area, where they farmed and ranched for several years.


Phebe was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Leota; one granddaughter; one grandson; one great grandson; one great granddaughter, and 10 brothers and sisters.


She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wilbert (Evelyn) Brown, Fleming, and Mrs. William (Goldie) Shuman, Holyoke; her son, Earnest Balderson, Wray; one brother, J.L. Bailey, Firth, Nebraska; eight grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; 32 great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.




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