Lee, Bertha Pearl Armfield – Obituary

Mrs. Bertha Pearl Lee, 58, wife of Harvey Lee, for more than 50 years a resident of the Diamond and Colfax communities, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday [October 26, 1939] at her home, N210 Mill Street, following an illness of 19 months.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church here, the Rev. Mrs. E. M. Leisher and the Rev. E. C. Newham officiating. Members of the Pythias Sisters Lodge will attend in a body. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery.

Mrs. Lee was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Armfield at Winston, N.C., and at the age of 6 came with her parents to Diamond, where she was married to Mr. Lee on October 24, 1900. With Mr. Lee, she moved to Colfax 11 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had been active in the work of the Baptist Church.

Besides her widower, she is survived by her father and mother, the latter being critically ill in a hospital in Everett at the time of her daughter’s death; one son, Burton, Colfax; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Rose, Pullman, and Mrs. J. D. Anderson, Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Fred Armfield, Whitehall, Mont., and Allen Armfield, Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Williams, Seattle, and Mrs. Glen Baker, Everett.

Mrs. Anderson will arrive here Saturday evening. Mrs. A. C. Palmer, a sister-in-law, arrived Thursday morning from Harlan, Ore.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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