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Elizabeth Helen “Effie” Tucker 

February 3, 1954 ~ July 27, 2019

Elizabeth Helen Tucker was born Feb. 3, 1954, in Ontario, Oregon, the daughter of Shirleigh Denton Tucker Jr. and Elizabeth Mary Jones Tucker. 

She passed away July 27, 2019, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise from complications of cancer. Elizabeth was always called “Effie” by those who loved her, a nickname given to her by her older sister Virginia, who as a 2-year-old couldn’t say Elizabeth. Effie was raised on the family ranch below the Malheur Reservoir and in Brogan. She attended Brogan Grade School and was the salutatorian of the Vale High School Class of 1972. Effie married Jon Dawley on Dec. 8, 1976, in Winnemucca, Nevada. They were divorced in 1996. Their only child, Caroline Elizabeth Dawley . . .