Bessie Mounce

Bessie Viola (Haynes) Mounce, 90, of American Falls passed away peacefully on July 1, 2015 at the Power County Nursing Home in American Falls, ID.

Bessie was born in Ava, MO, March 30, 1925 to Annice and Isabel Haynes. She was the youngest of 10 children. The family moved to Twin Falls, ID, in 1935.

She married Everett Mounce Aug. 3, 1943 in Elko, NV. They were married for 55 years. They moved to American Falls in 1972, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Bessie worked at Harms Memorial Hospital for 16 years before retirement.

Bessie loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, fishing, embroidery work and crocheting.

Bessie is survived by her son Douglas Mounce, Rupert, ID; daughter Betsy Mounce, American Falls, ID; grandsons Robert (Tracy) Mounce, Nampa, ID, Charles Mounce (Linda), San Antonio, TX; Dale Mounce, Portland, OR; granddaughters Kellie Davis, Heyburn, ID; Joyce Bennett (Ben), Boise, ID; Tracey Bench (David), Heyburn, ID; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren. Her husband Everett, son Robert and daughters Viola and Susan, mother and father and nine siblings precede her in death.

The funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, July 3, at PowerHouse Christian Fellowship, 2905 Sunbeam Rd., in American Falls. A luncheon followed. The visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Graveside services took place at 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, in Burley, ID, at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Rose Mortuary in American Falls. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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