Class of 1923
“True to her her word, her work and her friends.”
Bessie Leigh (Craig) Whelan
January 24, 1903 – September 6, 1990
Mrs. Bessie Leigh Whelan, 87, died of a stroke on September 6, 1990, at the Broadwater Health Center in Townsend, Montana. She will be buried in Albuquerque, NM.
Born January 24, 1903, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of William Penn and Emma Louella (Hicks) Craig. She graduated from Perry high school in 1923. She taught at the Pleasant Valley, District 27, school before her marriage to Mark Thomas Whelan March 19, 1927 in Chandler, Oklahoma. Mr. Whelan died in 1968.
Mrs. Whelan is survived by a son, Paul Whelan, and two daughters, Mrs. LouElla Pate and Mrs. Marcia Morand.