Cora Marie Miller Beatty, 90, of Boise, died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at St. Alphonsus Hospital surrounded by her loved ones.
A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M., Friday, November 30th at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 Overland Road. The Rev. Marci Glass will officiate.
Cora was born July 20, 1928 in Jerome, Idaho, daughter of Ray & Matilda Miller. Cora grew up in the Boise area and graduated from Boise High School. She attended classes at Boise State University and was an avid football fan. She married Melvin G. Beatty Sr. on February 3rd, 1946 in Boise. They had a wonderful loving 43 year marriage. Melvin passed in 1989.
Cora was raised in her Mother’s restaurant business and worked for Beltone Hearing, and as a credit manager for Engineering Services, Pitman Oil and Baird Oil. She was a member of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a 60-year member of Southminster Presbyterian Church where she served as an Elder, Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and was recognized as a Lifetime Member of the Women’s Association.
Cora & Melvin treasured their family cabin that they built at Cascade Lake where they were members of the West Mountaineers. She loved their redfish boat, fishing, huckleberry picking and wild flower walks. Roy and Norma Hammack were special life long friends.
Cora was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. Over one hundred dear friends and family attended her 90th birthday celebration at Valley View where she lived the last year. She was a great volunteer for St Alphonsus (23 years), the Boise Visitors Center, ECHO, drove for FISH, reading aid at Grace Jordan Grade School, and enjoyed working on her High School Class Reunion Committee. Cora had many great trips with Darleen Gilbert, Virginia Gabica, and Marva Wertz. Cora enjoyed her time at the mall with Susan Smith, Jim & Sue Jameson and other family and friends.
Survivors include Patricia (Craig) MacGowan of Seattle, M.G. Bud (Marie) Beatty Jr. of Kuna, Kathrine (Richard) Harvey of Boise, Cyndi (Rob) Gallas of Boise; 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was so proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved being a part of their lives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three sisters, Irene, May & Faye, and two brothers Ray & Harvey.
Memorials may be made to the Southminster Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund or to the Boise Rescue Mission.