Bricker Morton, Mary Beulah (December 18, 1892 - May 26, 1982)
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Douglas Budget - May 6, 1982Mary Beulah Morton Bricker, 89, passed away at Bonner General Hospital on April 26, 1982.
She was born on December 18, 1892 in Maxwell, Iowa.
At an early age she came west in a covered wagon to Cody, Wyoming, living there for a period of time and other places in Wyoming for a period of time. She was married to Claude Morton about 1910 in Douglas, Wyoming. as a result of an accident Claude passed away in 1925. In 1926 she was married to Raleigh E. Bricker in Casper, Wyoming.
In 1934 they moved to Sandpoint where they have lived since. During World War II Mrs. Bricker had worked in a cafeteria at Faragut. She had operated a nursing home in Sandpoint from about 1948 until about 1954 when ill health forced her to retire.
She had been a foster mother for a number of years proving a home for many children. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Sandpoint. She had been head of the Seventh Day Adventist Health and Welfare (Dorcus) Society for a number of years and had enjoyed doing this very much.
Mrs. Bricker was preceded in death by two sons and four daughters and is survived by her husband, Raleigh; three sons, Claude Morton of Sandpoint, Idaho, Stanley Morton of Sandpoint, Houston Morton of Libby, Montana; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; sisters Gladys Spracklen of Laciede, Idaho, and Mildred Bricker of Vancouver, Washington, plus numerous nieces and nephews.
There was a funeral service held on Friday, April 30th at the Moon Chapel. Pastor Dan Appel of the Seventh Day Adventist Church officiated.
Interment followed at Pinecrest Memorial Park.