Another pioneer of the Alta community has been laid to rest. Mrs. M. W. Beights passed away at the Alta hospital on Monday of last week [January 20, 1934] following an attack of pneumonia. Her advanced years and the severeness of the attack was more than she could stand and in spite of all efforts passed away at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 4 days. Funeral services were held in Alta on Thursday, February 1st with Rev. J. M. Bloomquist in charge. Burial was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mary Jane Morrow was born in Henry County, Iowa, October 25th, 1859. Here she spent her girlhood days and on March 12, 1879 was united in marriage to Moses W. Beights. They lived in Henry County until 1882 when they moved to Audubon County and resided here until 1888 when they again moved to Omaha. After about one year in Omaha, they moved to Alta on July 23, 1889 where they have continued to make their home.
Mrs. Beights was well and favorably known by her acquaintances and for many years has been a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Alta. Her many friends extend their deepest sympathy to Mr. Beights.