|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1913|
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 1980|
Jerome-- Cecil Frances Kersey, 70, of Jerome, died Sunday morning at her home after a sudden illness.
Born February 10, 1913 in Loveland, Colorado, she attended schools in both Colorado and Wyoming, where she was active in basketball and other sports. She moved to Idaho in 1929.
She married William Alvin Kersey, Sr., at Jerome on February 1, 1930. During World War II, they lived in California, where she worked as a welder in the shipyards. She was one of the few women to earn the title of journeyman welder.
After the war they returned to Jerome where they owned and operated the Kersey Blacksmith Shop until 1951, when they purchased a farm in the Grand View area. They retired and moved into Jerome in 1970.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jerome and the Jerome Women's Democratic Party organization.
Surviving are; a daughter, Diana Obenauer of Saudi Arabia; four sons, William Kersey, Jr., and Darrell Kersey, both of Jerome, Carl Kersey of Amarilla, Texas and Darwin Kersey of Riverton, Utah; a sister, Eleda Penney of Boise; two brothers, Kenneth Day of Los Angeles and Frank Day of Dietrich; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980, a sister and two brothers.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Jerome Second Ward Mormon Chapel, off North Lincoln Street, with Bishop Robert Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Jerome Cemetery.
She wrote an autobiographical sketch that is available.
Mary Elizabeth Fitch Day (1887 - 1973)
William Alvin Kersey (1910 - 1983)
William Alvin Kersey (1930 - 2010)*
Darwin Dale Kersey (1936 - 1993)*
Created by: Sharon
Record added: Feb 21, 2011
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