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Obituaries: From the Jan. 25, 2023, Enterprise

Beverly Arlene Dice June 30, 1935 – Jan. 11, 2023

Beverly Arlene Dice passed away peacefully the morning of January 11, 2023, at 87 years old. Bev was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on June 30, 1935, to Lloyd and Eunice Jordan. She spent her childhood in Drewsey, Oregon. It was there, Bev rode behind her mom horseback to attend grade school at the one room school at Van, Oregon where her mom was the teacher. A memorial service will be held in Vale,

Oregon at a later date. Cremation is under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Beverly Dice

Beverly graduated High School from St. Francis Academy in Baker, Oregon and completed her degree from the College of Idaho in 1957. It was here, her love of music grew, recording a record with the piano, along with maintaining a 4.0 GPA, being crowned Homecoming Queen and playing field hockey.

After graduation, Bev taught grade school in Drewsey, Oregon, and continued exceling in her musical talent. Teaching school during the day and playing into the night with the band “Sharps and the Flats,” with her father and TJ Dunten at the local dances.

Beverly married the love of her life, Val Gene “Togo” Dice, on December 22, 1957, and lived on the ranch in Westfall, Oregon. Two years later, Togo and Beverly welcomed their only daughter, Penny. Beverly was the school secretary and music teacher at Harper School District for many years. After moving to Vale in 1978, Bev was the bookkeeper for Quisenberry’s Department Stores until they closed, for Russell Land and Livestock, and clerked for Producer’s Livestock Auction.

Beverly loved traveling with her best friend, Sandy Marchek, planning their next adventure was something Beverly always looked forward to. Some of her adventures included attending Team Roping, where she would either rope, be a timer or sit in the stands cheering on her friends and family while working on her crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed branding every year, until the young age of 84, where she still roped with the best of  ’em.

Beverly loved and lived life. She loved her animals, especially her horses, dogs and cats, but her true love were her grandkids and great grandkids. Beverly was so proud of her grandsons, Mark and Scott, and loved keeping up on their crazy schedules, but her face would light up being able to see her great grandchildren, Langley and Marshall.

The family would like to express their eternal gratitude, to The Cottages of Mountain Home, Idaho for their special heartfelt care that she received there.

Beverly is survived by her daughter, Penny Black; grandsons, Mark (Julie) and Scott Black, great

grandchildren, Langley and Marshall and so many of her friends.

A special Thank You for all the calls, texts, emails and messages. They are all greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made to a favorite charity.


Patricia Gray Jackson

Jan. 12, 1937 – Jan. 9, 2023

Patricia Lee Gray Jackson of Nampa, Idaho, passed away Jan. 9 at the Boise VA Medical Center after a sudden illness. 

Patricia Jackson

She is preceded by her parents Floyd and Jean Gray, her sister Nancy, her brother John and Dan, all formerly of Willowcreek and Vale. 

She leaves behind her husband Robert DeLong of Caldwell, her brother George of Medford, Oregon, and her children, Casey Crosby of Abilene, Texas, and Tracy Crosby of Jackson, Mississippi. 

Patsy was a 1954 graduate of Vale High School, and a proud United States Air Force Veteran, serving at Hickam Air Force Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during the mid 1950s. 

Patricia’s cremation request is being honored by The Cremation Society of Idaho, with plans in the future to have her ashes scattered on Cottonwood Mountain and her favorite places in Hawaii. Memories and testimonials can be added at 

There will be a military marker placed in an appropriate veterans cemetery in the future. Her family requests no flowers or gifts, but if so moved, please visit The Gifted Tree at https:// Please ONLY select the digital card option, with email to [email protected].