Posted 8/29/18 (Wed)
Dolly Bernice Chitwood, 94, formerly of Alexander, N.D., passed away August 14, 2018, in hospice care at Nampa, Idaho.
Dolly, more commonly known as Bernice, was born July 25, 1924, at Plad, Mo., to John and Ida Smith. Bernice was united in marriage to Loren Chitwood at Lebanon, Mo.
Following World War II, during which Bernice and Loren worked in the shipyards at Vancouver, Wash., they moved to Watford City. Loren had been born and raised on his folks family homestead southeast of Watford. After purchasing farm land southwest of Alexander, Loren and Bernice moved to Alexander until retirement at which time they relocated to Spokane, Wash., to be near their children. More recently Bernice relocated to Nampa, Idaho, sharing residence with her daughter. Bernice was a person of strong faith in Christ, living a transformed life and serving others.
Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; infant son, Steve; and brothers, Warren and Harold.
She is survived by her daughter, Ardith Hunter, Nampa, Idaho; her son and daughter-in-law, Monte and Joyce Chitwood, Eagle, Idaho; grandsons, John (Hiedi) Hunter, Lane (Hilary) Chitwood and Matthew Chitwood; 8 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Nampa First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Schafer Cemetery, Watford City, N.D.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel, 415 12th Ave. So., Nampa, Idaho 83651, 208-442-8171. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com