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Virgil Bebb
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Birth: 1919
Overland Park
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 2, 1972
Shoshone County
Idaho, USA

He and his step-daughter's husband were 2 of the 91 miners who perished in the Sunshine Mine Disaster, the deadliest event in Idaho history. They were honored in a double funeral and their remains interned near each other. A memorial statue stands over twelve feet tall at exit 54 of I-90, at the base of the Big Creek Canyon, between the towns of Kellogg and Osburn, Idaho.

Added by request from fag.com contributor Airrow #46629499 on 9-11-2011:

Obituary Idaho State Journal, pg. 2, 5/18/1972: Kellogg - Funeral services May 12 for Virgil Bebb, 52, found dead May 10 on an upper level Sunshine Silver Mine. He was a shift foreman who alerted 18 men out with two trips back into the mine. On his third attempt in, he was overtaken by the toxic conditions and died. He was found dead with his son-in-law. He worked at least 30 years in the Sunshine Mine.

Virgil lived in Kellogg, Shoshone County, Idaho. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; three children, Dolores and Bobby of Sacramento, Calif., and Frankie of Kellogg; his mother Faye Bebb Meyers; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Vickie Schultz, Mrs. W. R. (Joy) Cook, and Edwin, all of Pocatello, Idaho, and two grandchildren. His father, H.C. Bebb passed away eleven years before him.

The double funeral held in Kellogg for Bebb and his son-in-law with a Methodist pastor (as Virgil was affiliated with the Methodist Church) and an LDS bishop officiating for his son-in-law.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Harvey Carl Bebb (1888 - 1963)
  Faye Roberts Myers (1892 - 1983)
 
 Sibling:
  Virgil Bebb (1919 - 1972)
  Terrance R. Myers (1936 - 2011)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Shoshone Memorial Gardens
Pinehurst
Shoshone County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: L Pritchett
Record added: Sep 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15647490
Virgil Bebb
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Virgil Bebb
Added by: Cathy Osburn
 
Virgil Bebb
Added by: L Pritchett
 
 
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40 years ago today yet seems all too recent your time here ended
- L Pritchett
 Added: May. 2, 2012
Never forgotten for the 18 men you alerted to get out before sacrificing your own life in trying to alert more.
- L Pritchett
 Added: Sep. 11, 2011

- D Scott
 Added: Dec. 14, 2009
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