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Alice Marie Shawver Besst
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1920
Burt County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 2010
Latah County
Idaho, USA

Graveside services for Alice M. Besst, 89, of Princeton, a retired Princeton postmaster, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Freeze Cemetery, north of Potlatch. Rev. Larry Veith will officiate at the service. Mrs. Besst died early Sunday morning, March 21, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Village in Moscow.

She was born April 20, 1920, at Lyons, Neb., to Dewey and Alice Davidson Shawver. She attended her schooling at Lyons, Neb., and graduated in 1937 from Blackbird High School, a class of four girls.

She married Lee Besst May 22, 1937, at Lyons. The couple farmed near south Sioux City, Neb. In 1949, the couple moved to Princeton. Mr. Besst worked at Potlatch Forests Inc. (now Clearwater Paper).

Alice started working for the Princeton Post Office as a clerk in 1958. In 1971, she became the Princeton postmaster and served in that position until she retired in 1982.

After they retired, the couple enjoyed traveling and wintered in Yuma, Ariz. Mr. Besst died in 2001.

Alice enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles and cooking.

Survivors include one son, Ardell Besst and his wife Linda of Tacoma; one daughter, Joy Gannaway and her husband Joe of Colbert, Wash.; one sister, Lillian Judd of Waitsburg, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Dale Besst; one daughter, Jerri Carter; and one brother, Dewey Shawver Jr.

Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse is handling the arrangements.
Family links: 
  Dewey Dountain Shawver (1899 - 1995)
  Alice Elizabeth Davidson Shawver (1904 - 1998)
  Lee Ardell Besst (1916 - 2001)
  Alice Marie Shawver Besst (1920 - 2010)
  Dewey Dountain Shawver (1929 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Freeze Cemetery
Latah County
Idaho, USA
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Record added: Jul 08, 2011
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Alice Marie <i>Shawver</i> Besst
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Alice Marie <i>Shawver</i> Besst
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