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Merriam L. Curtis Afseth

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 5 Apr 2000 (aged 87)
Boundary County, Idaho, USA
Burial Bonners Ferry, Boundary County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 16369092 · View Source
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Idaho Spokesman-Review
April 8, 2000
page E5

Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Service for Merriam L. Curtis Afseth, 87, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bonners Ferry Funeral Home with burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bonners Ferry.

Mrs. Afseth, who was born in Minneapolis, died Wednesday.

She grew up and attended school in North Dakota and then attended a boarding school and graduated from high school in Bismarck, N.D.

Mrs. Afseth then worked as a bookkeeper in California and Iowa before settling in Stanley, N.D., where she married Elmer Afseth in 1941.

They lived in Tioga, N.D., and operated a bank until moving to Columbia Falls, Mont., in 1944 where they purchased Park Drug.

The moved to Minnesota in 1950 and bought a theater and then moved to Bonners Ferry in 1956 and owned the Rex Theater until 1963.

She also owned The Fabric Shop in Bonners Ferry and briefly operated a Wards catalog store. They later operated theaters in Montana, Metaline Falls, Wash., and Chewelah, Wash., before returning to Boundary County and settling in the Naples area in 1974.

In 1992 she moved to Bonners Ferry. She played the piano and organ and was a seamstress and crocheted and did needlepoint.

Mrs. Afseth was preceded in death by her husband.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Robinson of Bonners Ferry; and six grandchildren.

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