Beulah Stephens, 98, Jamestown, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Eventide at Hi-Acres, Jamestown.
Beulah Blanche Stephens was born Oct. 24, 1912, on the family farm southeast of Hazen, N.D., in Mercer County, the daughter of C.W. and Minnie Gertrude (Hummel) Stephens. She grew up on the farm and graduated from Hazen High School in 1931. She attended Minot (N.D.) State Teachers College and earned a one-year certificate. She worked as a teacher at the Chris Fahlsing country school. She later earned a standard two-year certificate and taught in country schools in North Dakota. She and her mother moved to Jamestown in 1944. She worked at J.C. Penney and did secretarial work. She returned to teaching in town schools. She attended summer school to advance her education. She went on to teach third grade in Opheim, Mont. She stopped teaching due to illness in 1959. She moved to Gardenette Apartments in 1974 and later to Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, both Jamestown.
She is survived by three nieces, Zelma Roggow, Tucson, Ariz., Mary Clark, Topeka, Kan., and Betty Morgan, Bismarck, N.D.; and five nephews, Eugene (Ramona) Stephens, Great Falls, Mont, Lloyd Stephens, Newport News, Va., Darrel (Ruth) Stephens, Hazen, Frederick (Shirely) Stephens, Sioux Falls, S.D., and David (Susan) Stephens, Mandan, N.D.; and many great-nephews and great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bernice Clark and Vera Divers; and three brothers, Emery, Victor and Dean.
Services: planned at a later date. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral home, Jamestown.
Online guestbook: www.eddyfuneralhome .com
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