The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Berniece Fransen Smith


September 5, 2018

January 4, 1926 –

August 27, 2018

Our sweet mom passed away inher sleep early Monday morning, August 27, 2018. Berniece was born at home in Thornton, Idaho. She was the youngest of eight children born to Carl and Edith Fransen. She was very close to her dad and she would always tell us stories about him and how he would call her Dolly. Mom grew up during the Great Depression and World War II which taught her to have a great appreciation for everything she had.

She attended high school in Rexburg, Idaho and later moved to California where she worked as a telephone operator where they...

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