Obituary of Miriam Elizabeth (Curtis) Barr
Miriam Elizabeth (Curtis) Barr, age 99, a retired newspaper women, passed away January 27, 2022 at home in Meridian. She was employed by the Idaho Statesman for 45 years, retiring in 1987. Starting July 2nd 1942 as a proof reader, Miriam alternated between proofreading and reporting news from Canyon County for several years. For the next 35 years she was a reporter for Canyon & Owyhee Counties.
Miriam was born July 21, 1922 in Boise to William E and Lillie M Curtis of Boise. She moved with her parents to Meridian in1925, where she has since resided. She attended Meridian Elementary & High School graduating in 1940. She graduated in 1942 from Boise Jr. College, where she edited the school newspaper for 2 of the 3 terms of her freshman year and edited the yearbook in her sophomore year.
She was married to F. Victor Barr of Sweet Home, Oregon. They later divorced.
Miriam was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and proud of the fact that she was a fourth generation Methodist. She was active in First United Methodist of Boise and an affiliate member of the Meridian United Methodist Church.
She served the Boise Church as a member of the Administrative Board for several years, during which she served for 8 years as Secretary of the Board of Pensions and several other Church Commissions. She was a longtime member and president for 2 years of the Boise First Church unit of United Methodist Women. Miriam also was a member of Meridian Chapter #66 Order of Eastern Star, Iras Temple #40 Daughters of the Nile, Meridian Royal Club and Meridian Historical Society.
In later years Miriam was a member of Meridian UMW.
She is survived by one sister, Marguerite Scott and 3 nieces and 1 nephew and a sister in law, Helen Curtis.
Services will be conducted at Summers Funeral Home on February 2, 2022 at 1:30 p.mTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Miriam (Curtis) Barr, please visit Tribute Store