Ida Q'Belle Widmer

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Ida Q'Belle Widmer

  • Birth 18 Dec 1922 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 5 Jan 1928 Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Lipscomb, Lipscomb County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 46220089


Parents Guy Clarence and Sarah WIDMER adopted Ida Qbelle from an orphanage in Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas.


Ida Q’Belle WIDMER was born in Kansas City, Missouri, December 18, 1922. Died in Harlingen, Texas, January 5, 1928. Age five years and 17 days.

Q’Belle was never a strong child, but her winsome blue eyes and sweet baby ways won the hearts of all who knew her.

Last summer her health seemed better than usual, and her parents were encouraged, and had hopes of her recovery, but she became very ill about the first of November and everything possible was done for her.

Her parents thinking that a lower altitude would benefit her, took her to the Rio Grande Valley.

She seemed to improve for a while, but on January 5, about eight o’clock, while her mother had stepped into another room to prepare something for her, an angel kissed her forehead and she slept.

Her body accompanied by the grief stricken parents, arrived in Canadian the following Sunday evening. The remains were taken to Lipscomb on Monday and after a short service at the Union Church conducted by Rev. Fike, pastor of the Methodist church of Canadian, was laid to rest and left beneath a blanket of flowers.

Dear mamma, don’t grieve after Q’Belle,
For you know I am peacefully at rest.
I know your love was intended,
But Jesus loved me the best.

Dear Daddy, remember little Q’Belle,
As I can be with you no more,
Remember the love of the Savior,
And meet me on Heaven’s bright shore.

The family circle has been broken,
So time here never can mend,
But at last can be brought together,
If we will on Jesus depend.

Dear ones, I am going to look for you,
So please meet me up there,
Lay down this world’s pleasure and
for the coming of Jesus,

(Published in The Ochiltree County Herald (Perryton, TX), January 26, 1928.)

There is a discrepancy on the date of birth for Ida Q'Belle WIDMER. The Death Certificate states that she was born December 18, 1922; however, the gravestone says that her date of birth was December 12, 1922.

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  • Created by: Donna Barnes
  • Added: 1 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46220089
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ida Q'Belle Widmer (18 Dec 1922–5 Jan 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46220089, citing Lipscomb Cemetery, Lipscomb, Lipscomb County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Donna Barnes (contributor 47112976) .