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Obituaries November 8, 2016


November 8, 2016

Pearl Kimball

Aug. 10, 1921-Oct. 31, 2016

Pearl Sadie Birdsall Kimball, 95, of Newport and formerly of Sweet Home, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2016.

She was born in Claire City, S.D., to Leslie and Ella (Beling) Birdsall.

In 1937, she and her family moved to Sweet Home.

Mrs. Kimball graduated from Sweet Home High School, part of the Class of 1939.

On July 3, 1941, while working for the office of McDowell Creek Logging, she was crowned the first Queen of Albany’s Timber Carnival.

Pearl married Samuel “Howard” Kimball on October 4, 1941. They had three children.

She is survived by chi...

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