Burkett, Ida Eliza (Foote) (December 25, 1860 - September 10, 1954)


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Services for Mrs. Ida Burkett, 93, of Douglas, were held at Manville Monday afternoon. The long interesting life of one of Wyoming's oldest pioneers terminated in death at 9:21 a.m. Friday in Douglas.

Ida Eliza Burkett was the daughter of Jacob and Anna Foote and was born December 25, 1860 at Wheeling, W.Va. She was married to Charles H. Burkett October 26, 1878 at Machinaw, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Burkett and their three daughters migrated from Danvers, Ill. to Manville, in June 1888 where they homesteaded and made their home for more than 57 years and were engaged in ranching and farming.

Until her sight failed a few years ago Mrs. Burkett was intensely interested in gardening and fine needlework. She was the proud recipient of many first prizes awarded by judges at the Wyoming State Fairs for her outstanding needlework. She loved to see flowers, fruit and vegetables grow and create lovely articles of fancy work. Her numerous friends enjoyed the efforts of her labors many years.

Mrs. Burkett has resided in Douglas since 1945. Her husband preceded her in death May 7, 1933 at Manville, Wyoming. Both were members of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Della Wessels, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Arthur Bross, Omaha, Nebr. and Mrs. Eldon T. Alvord of Douglas, four sisters, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Fred Kettler, E.C. Schuricht, Lee Stoddard, Carl Baughn and Marion Rasmussen, all of Manville, and Bud Cantwell of Lusk.


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