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Bessie Berniece Keller Holcomb
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1910
Jackson County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 2006
Chelan County
Washington, USA

Wenatchee World - Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bessie Berniece Holcomb


Bessie Berniece Holcomb, age 96, of Wenatchee passed away Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Western Saddlerock Home following an extended illness. She had been a resident of the Wenatchee Valley for 70 years. Bessie was born to Robert and Almena (Redmon) Keller on Feb. 4, 1910, in Jackson County, Kansas. She attended school in Kansas, where she became a country teacher, teaching the first eight grades in a single room school on the Potawatomi Indian Reservation. On April 28, 1936, Bessie married Homer Roy Holcomb in Holton, Kansas.

Following their wedding, they moved to the Wenatchee Valley where they raised their four children, LeRoy, Marilyn, Janet and Larry. They both worked in the fruit industry until Homer's employment with the Chelan County PUD. Bessie spent most of her adult life working in the home caring for her family. In 1965, after 29 years of marriage, Homer passed away from cancer.

Bessie and Homer enjoyed traveling together back to Kansas to see family, and to the ocean. Together they enjoyed collecting rocks, shells, and interesting pieces of wood. Bessie was a member of Astral Chapter of Eastern Star, and a member of First Presbyterian Church. Bessie was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; four sisters; and her husband. She is survived by her sister, Helen; her sons, LeRoy (Mical) Holcomb, and Larry (Claudia) Holcomb; her daughters, Marilyn (Murl) Anderson, and Janet Holcomb. Her legacy includes nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Jones and Jones Mortuary on Thursday, March 16, 2006, at 1:00 p.m., with viewing on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are by Jones and Jones Funeral Directors. 
Family links: 
  Robert Keller (1880 - 1958)
  Almena Redmon Keller (1881 - 1938)
  Homer Roy Holcomb (1910 - 1965)*
  Elva Laurene Keller (1901 - 1913)*
  Charlotte Beatrice Keller Holt (1903 - 1984)*
  Goldie Mae Keller Scott (1905 - 1999)*
  Bessie Berniece Keller Holcomb (1910 - 2006)
  Orville R. Keller (1912 - 1988)*
  Otho G. Keller (1915 - 1983)*
  Helen Geraldine Keller Anderson (1918 - 2012)*
  Roberta A. Keller Clark (1923 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Wenatchee City Cemetery
Chelan County
Washington, USA
Plot: G-163-7
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Jun 10, 2010
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