Mary Ann Peterson, wife of John Bushman, found in The Journal of Arizona History

Article in “The Journal of Arizona History”
Mary Ann Peterson Bushman was one of the women documented in:

Phillips, James Cleith. “‘AS SISTERS IN ZION’: Mormon Women and the United Order in Arizona’s Little Colorado Colonies.” The Journal of Arizona History, vol. 51, no. 2, 2010, pp. 155–172. JSTOR, Accessed 22 July 2021.

Here are the relevant quotes:

p. 158:
“The Little Colorado Colonies
On January 23, 1876, the “call” (or assignment) went out for two hundred missionaries (and their families, though most were young, unmarried men) to head to Arizona – “to go and make their home there and work together in the United Order.”25 The first group set out from Salt Lake City on February 3. 26 According to John Bushman, who, with his second wife, Mary, 27 was in the advance party, only three women could be found among the thirty teams of colonists.28”

her photo is on p. 159

p. 163:
“In the absence of trained doctors and teachers, women played an integral part in their community’s health and education. Ellen Perks Johnstun, as the official midwife, or nurse, of the Sunset United Order, was the sole member of her community’s medical corps.73 Joanna Westover explained women’s responsibilities in caring for the sick, injured, and dying in a July 22, 1877 letter to her husband. “Sister Gray have [sic] left us [the first death of the settlements],” she reported. “She had a nice little boy and her milk went up into her head and body. She went out of her head . . . and she died the 9th day. I and sister Bushman set up with her the night she die.”74”

p. 166:
“John Bushman’s daughter pleasantly remembers her first Christmas in Allen’s Camp. Despite being away from her mother, Lois, she awoke to find a handmade rag doll, with black wool for hair, and a dish of raisins, placed there by John’s second wife, Mary.92 … 93 John Bushman recorded in his journal that “during the Christmas season, everyone gathered in the log school house and enjoyed dancing,” a pastime the men would have found much less enjoyable without female companionship.94
Other occasions provided similar relief from the difficulties of pioneer and Order life. Mary Bushman prepared a “nice dinner” and invited their friends over to celebrate her husband’s thirty- fourth birthday.95″

pp. 168-9:

Given all that the sisters of the colonies contributed, it would be an understatement to claim that their efforts and presence were indispensable. They performed tasks that the men could not do well, filled in when manpower was short, and added pleasantness in harsh situations. If men only had been sent to colonize and make the United Order work, it is likely the experiment would have ended much more abruptly than it did.

While Order life created some unique experiences, such as the long table, rotating community duties, and need-based rations, it appears that the experiences of the United Order women in the Little Colorado colonies were not overly foreign to other women settlers, inside and outside the Church. They all suffered privation, sickness, and death, battles with nature, fear of Indian attacks, tremendous workloads, and limited recreation. What makes the Little Colorado women’s experience different is the reason they underwent these difficulties – to establish the Order of Heaven.

The world has never heard of Joanna Westover, Mary Bushman, Emma Hansen, and the rest. Even within the Church their names are scarcely known outside their own families. For all their anonymity, their courage is no less inspiring, their deeds no less heroic, and their sacrifices no less sacred. Unlike many of their contemporaries, they sought neither ease nor honor; they they toiled not for riches or land. A man they considered to be a prophet of God called them to do a work, and they were determined to do it. These ordinary women kept their covenants, built up the Kingdom, and became saints – as sisters in Zion – along a powerful little river, in a cluster of forgotten colonies, at the edge of the wilderness of the still untamed American West.”

More discussion and citations of references above in original article:

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Mary Ann Petersen Bushman

From Pioneer Women of Arizona: Bushman by Roberta Flake Clayton
Mary Ann Petersen Bushman
Author Unknown
Maiden Name: Mary Ann (Ane Marie) Petersen
Birth: May 24, 1857; Vinstrup, Randers, Denmark
Parents: Jens Pedersen and Maren Sorensen Frost
Marriage: John Bushman;153 March 2, 1877
Children: Elsie May (1878), Lillian Ann (1879), Maren Adele (1881), John Lehi (1883)
Death: July 2, 1885; St. Joseph, Navajo Co., Arizona
Burial: Joseph City, Navajo Co., Arizona

Mary Ann Petersen, daughter of Jens Pedersen, called Petersen in America, and Maren Sorensen Frost, was born May 24, 1857, at Vinstrup, Randers, Denmark.  She is the second child in a family of ten children. Her parents were converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Desirous of joining the main body of the Church, her parents, a sister Mettie Marie, and two brothers, with her Frost grandparents, sailed for America. There was much privation on the ship Franklin, on which they sailed from Åalborg, Denmark, with the Scandinavian Immigration Mission in the spring of 1862.154 They were short of water, and one brother died and was buried at sea.155

Mary Ann, known as Ane Marie Pedersen when registered on the ship’s list, was not only a pioneer to America but traveled by wagon across the continent, with much suffering and privation, to join the Saints in Utah. Her other brother died while crossing the plains.156

The family made their new home in Lehi, Utah, where Mary lived until her marriage. She attended school for a limited time, learning to read and write, but because of their circumstances, it was necessary for her to work out to help with living costs. Thru her mother’s teachings and working in other homes, she learned well the art of homemaking and grew to be a very capable woman. Her experiences prepared her well for the further pioneering she was asked to do.

Mary Ann had many friends among the young people, but her mother was very careful as to who her companions were. The Bushman and Petersen families were acquainted with each other while they both lived in Lehi.

John Bushman accepted the call from the Church authorities to colonize Arizona territory, and he was advised to take another wife to assist him in this calling, because his first wife, Lois Angeline, was not well.157 He chose Mary Ann Petersen to be that young wife.

It was February 27, 1877, when they arrived in St. George from Lehi. They visited several acquaintances the next few days. On March 2, 1877, when she was almost twenty years of age, she married John Bushman in the St. George Temple. The ceremony was performed by Erastus Snow.158 On March 6 they continued on their way to Arizona and caught up with John Hunt, Henry M. Tanner, Manassah Blackburn, Isador Wilson, and the Westover families.159 The road was very bad, dugways for miles, very hilly, and water was scarce.160 They arrived at President Lot Smith’s Camp Sunday, April 29, at 10:00 a.m., took dinner at the long table, and in the evening all attended meeting where nearly all spoke.

On April 30 John Bushman and L[ycurgus] Westover went to Allen’s Camp and were welcomed home by all those who arrived earlier, John Bushman having visited Arizona the year before in preparation for this move. It was here in Allen’s Camp, later called St. Joseph and now Joseph City, that he and Mary were to do their life’s work and raise an honorable family.

On June 7, 1877, Mary prepared a nice supper and asked their friends in to celebrate her husband’s thirty-fourth birthday. It was July 1, 1877, that Lorenzo Hill Hatch, Patriarch at Obed, Arizona, gave Mary Ann a patriarchal blessing.

She took an active part in community affairs as well as Church callings, sharing the duties of the wives of the colonists during the time of the United Order. 161 She served as treasurer of the Relief Society at St. Joseph from September 7, 1877, to July 5, 1885. Her name is signed Mary A. Bushman, along with her husband’s to the “Articles of Association of the Allen’s Branch of the United Order, Allen’s Camp,” dated April 15, 1877.

She also served as counselor in the MIA for two years, and also counselor in the first Young Ladies Mutual Improvement organization at Lehi, Utah.

Mary became the mother of three daughters and one son. The eldest girl, Elsie May, died at the age of two years.

About 1883 she developed a tumor under her arm which caused her much discomfort and great pain. In the spring of 1885, it became so bad that her husband took her to Salt Lake City for medical treatment, but the doctors could not give her hope of cure, so she returned to St. Joseph where she suffered much. On Sunday, July 4, 1885, John took Mary and Lois and the children for a little ride. Mary was very feeble and restless, and at 4:30 a.m. Monday, July 5, she breathed her last. She had her reason to the last hour and seemed prepared to make the change but expressed some anxiety about her three children, who were all too young to mourn their mother’s death.

Brother John McLaws made a nice coffin from the native pine, and the funeral services were held at 6 p.m. of the same day, with all the village present. All spoke of her exemplary life and as a Saint, wife and mother, and said she was better prepared to go than any of them. She was buried at sundown in the St. Joseph cemetery, now Joseph City, Arizona, July 5, 1885.

Her husband had witnessed the death of his father, mother, and three of his children, but this was
by far the saddest. Nevertheless, he felt to acknowledge the hand of the Lord in all things and thanked him for the knowledge of the glorious gospel and the principle of plural and celestial marriage. He wrote to her relatives in Utah.

Lillian Ann Bushman Palmer writes of her mother: “I was only five when my mother died. I can remember very little. When she was sick I remember her lying in bed, and when she died I remember them covering her over with a sheet. Sister Eliza Tanner was one of mother’s best friends, and I’ve heard her say mother could sew rags faster than any of them, and she and mother cooked for the men when they were putting in the dams.”

Son, John Lehi Bushman, does not remember his mother, but others have told him the following: “Sister Tanner told me that Mother could take the rough boards in her floors and scrub them until they were white, and that Mother and she did the cooking for the men at the dam, and Mary Bushman always did more than her part.

“Sister Mary Richards said that mother was one of the grandest women she ever met and said that [my] daughters, Maud and Blonda, look like their grandmother.

Alva Porter said she was a beautiful young woman and always busy, a fine cook and dressmaker.  That mother would be up with me most of the night because I was a puny little fellow but next morning her work had to go on just the same.”

Lois Bushman Smith writes: I sometimes flatter myself that I am the authority in our family on Aunt Mary, for as a little girl I went with Father and Aunt Mary to Arizona. I remember so distinctly their showing me the twelve big oxen at the Temple. These childhood memories have remained with me very vividly. The first Christmas I spent away from my mother was so filled with thrills and pleasures by my second mother I doubt whether I missed my mother, brothers, and sisters in Lehi as much as a little girl a long ways away should do. When I awoke that morning, there on a chair beside my bed was a beautiful rag doll Aunt Mary had made with her own hands. The doll had beautiful black hair, with black thread outlining the features, and just lovely clothes. The sweets consisted of a dish of raisins. She guarded my health as zealously as my own mother would have done and I always had a pretty clean apron on. Her prowess as a housekeeper and cook have become a family tradition. Her cooking was always done in an orderly manner and the results were tasty and enjoyable it seemed to me no matter how rough or meager the food.

I remember a habit that would do credit to any young lady of today. No one ever saw her hair disorderly or in a disheveled manner. The secret of her neatness was that first thing every morning she performed her toilet and her hair then stayed combed for the rest of the day and no one ever saw it otherwise. As befitting the wife of an early Arizona Pioneer, Aunt Mary seemed to love work, was economical and never complained of hard work or hard times. In the fort, the sisters helped each other by having sewing bees and so forth, no one could accomplish more than Aunt Mary at these bees.

Lois and Mary were exceptionally good friends and real pals, as letters written to each other have shown. Some musings of Mary herself and one of her letters to Lois follows:

I have been thinking today about how wonderful it was that Lois, my husband’s first wife, was willing to let her husband share his love with another woman and how she trusted us to bring her five year old daughter, Lois, with us out to this barren country, that was just being pioneered and so far away from her mother. I must write Lois now and tell her how we all are, and what we are doing.

Allen’s Camp
Aug. 31, 1877
Dear Sister Lois:
With pleasure I seat myself to write you a few lines to let you know how we are getting along, as John is not here to write. He has been in the harvest fields all this week and will not be back until tomorrow night, and I thought you would be anxious to hear from us. We are all well, and I hope these lines find you enjoying the same blessings. I have been helping Sister [Mary Willie] Richards sew today. She is going to Dixie on a visit. She is a nice woman, and I think everything of her. Well, I hardly know what to write as there is so little news here to write about. The men are very busy harvesting. All the wheat is ripe and only ten men to work, and it keeps them pretty busy. They have 85 acres of wheat to cut, all getting ripe at once. The crops all look splendid. I wish I had one of your apples, it would be quite a treat. Lois often says she wishes she was back home where all the good apples are, and she wants to know if you will save some for her till she comes. She is eating bread and milk for her supper, she is well and hearty, and she grows prettier every day. She says Ana must kiss those sweet baby boys for her and then they must kiss you.

Well, dear Lois I hope you will write soon for I cannot live if you do not write. We have received one letter from you this week. I looked for one today but did not get one. I am so glad you write so often, it is such a comfort to get a letter from you for they are always so good and interesting. I hope we can always feel as we do now. If we can it will be a blessing to us all, and I think we can if we will call upon the Lord in secret and with a humble heart he will hear us and help us to do what is required of us. I hope you will pray for me, for I am young and foolish and fear myself very much, but I hope by the help of God, I will be able to do what is right. Lola (Lois) has written a letter to Maria and wants her to write back. We write two letters nearly every week to you, but I do not think you get them all. John sends his kindest love to you and the children. He has not forgotten you, for when he speaks to me he calls me Lois more than Mary. Give my love to my folks and all my friends and accept asack full for yourself and babies. Remember me to your cousin Ellen. Have you gotten any money yet? I remain your loving friend. Mary Bushman

Nettie Hunt Rencher writes of Mary Ann P. Bushman: “First I remember what a pretty woman she was, with blue eyes and light hair that she combed and braided every morning before we left camp. It seems like every time I looked at her she was smiling. I have thought it so sweet of the first wife to let her child, Lois, go with Mary, the second wife, to be a comfort for her on the way after they arrived in this lonely land. But one morning a look of terror was in her eyes and later thankful tears. Little girls wore pretty long dresses then, and Lois turned around with her back to the fire, her dress fell right on the hot coals and in a moment her dress was blazing. She ran screaming. Her father and mine were near. They ran after her as she dodged between the wagons. My father had on one of his buckskin gloves which he always wore when he drove, and he was just ready to leave camp, so it was only a few moments until he had the blaze put out with his gloved hand. Since, I have known what thoughts were going through Mary’s mind, of how terrible she would have felt if anything really bad had happened to Lois, when she was in a way entrusted to her care. I have often thought it was so sad that she must die so young and so far from her own dear ones.”

Ellis and Boone:
Mary Ann Bushman came to Joseph City very early in its settlement and is frequently mentioned in the early records. For example, John Bushman wrote about building the fifth dam in his diary: “On January 12, 1881, all the brethren gathered at the Dam Site and dedicated it to the Lord, and the materials that were to be used in the structure of the dam. They commenced work immediately with all the men that could be spared. Sister [Maria Sophia] Neilson and Mary Bushman cooked for the men. The weather was cold and very windy. Part of the men went home every saturday and returned monday mornings.”162 It would be interesting to know if Mary Ann Bushman kept her fifteen-month-old daughter Lillian at the dam site. One possibility would be that Mary volunteered to be the cook, planning to leave Lillian with John’s first wife, Lois. Mary was just beginning a new pregnancy and would likely have weaned Lillian about this time.

Mary Ann Peterson Bushman died at Joseph City when she was only twenty-eight years old. She had given birth to four children. Her oldest daughter, Elsie, died when two years old, and the three other children (Lillian, Adele, and John) survived their mother. The book Unflinching Courage, a history of Joseph City and its people, was compiled mostly by Mary Ann’s daughter, Adele Bushman Westover.163 With information here from both Lillian and John, it seems likely that this sketch was written by Adele.

The funeral of Mary Ann Petersen Bushman in 1885, “with all the village present,” could have happened in many different towns, but it became a Joseph City custom. Forty years later this same scene was repeated with the death of Mary Hansen Larson (raised by Emma Swenson Hansen, 245). Mary’s husband, Hugh, had taken her to Gallup, New Mexico, for medical treatment where she died. Her mother-in-law, May Hunt Larson (394) wrote that Mary “suffered no pain whatever but gradually sank away. He asked her once if she knew him and she answered, ‘Certainly Hugh, I know you.’ He stood it as long as he could and walked out and the nurse beckoned him a few minutes later, by then she was past knowing him. He had a very sad, lonely time as the undertaker would not take his word or note. He had to wire to John Miller at Holbrook for money before he could move her. The whole town of Joe City met him at the depot and they said it was a very touching sight to see him with only her coat and hat while neighbors carried her body.”164

John and Mary Ann Petersen Bushman. Photo courtesy of DUP album, Snowflake-Taylor Family History Center.

John Bushman built this frame house in Joseph City for his families and then later added the two-story brick home which is attached (see p. 91 for front of brick house). He fired his own bricks and made his own nails. Parked by the house is the ubiquitous covered wagon (sans cover); William E. Ferguson, photographer, about 2000. Photo courtesy of William and Betty Ferguson.


153. Lenore B. Carpenter, “John Bushman,” in Clayton, PMA, 63−70; “John Bushman,” in Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:553.

154. PWA had Alborg [sic] listed as in Germany, not Denmark. The explanation may come from Conway B. Sonne: “On 15 April 1862 the full-rigged Franklin—one of four German flag square-riggers to carry an emigrant company to America—sailed from Hamburg with 413 Mormons from Denmark.” Many of the Scandinavian Saints used a combination of land and water travel to reach a larger port (often Liverpool, but this case Hamburg) before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. A manifest for the Franklin was not found online. Sonne, Saints on the Seas, 152; Sonne, Ships, Saints, and Mariners, 78.

155. Jens Anton Petersen died May 16, 1862. Measles broke out on the Franklin and forty-eight people died; by the time the emigrants reached Utah, fully fifteen percent of their company had died. For a compelling and detailed description of this voyage, see Sonne, Ships, Saints, and Mariners, 78−79.

156. This is probably her older sister, Mette Marie Petersen who died August 31, 1862. Jens and Maren Peterson, with three children, traveled to Utah in the Ansil P. Harmon Company of 1862, departing August 1 and arriving October 5. MPOT.

157. Lois Angeline Smith Bushman, 88.

158. Erastus Snow (1818–1888), born in Vermont, was made an Apostle in 1849 and was called on a mission to Scandinavia that fall. Nearly thirty years later he was called to supervise the Latter-day Saint settlements in Arizona. This role is memorialized with the “Pioneer Monument” on Main Street in Snowflake. Erected in 2000, the free-standing figures include Lucy Flake (holding baby Roberta), Snow, and William J. Flake, with Jesse N. Smith, John Nuttall, and Ira Hinckley in the frieze. Ellis, Snowflake, 121; Ludow, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4:1647; “Erastus Snow,” in Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 1:103–15.

159. Probably this means the two Westover wagons, one driven by Lycurgus and Johanna Westover and the other by Johanna’s father, Swen Erickson.

160. Even though “dugways” often refers to Lee’s Backbone, the route of this party was through Pierce’s Ferry. See Ellis, “‘Arizona Has Been Good to Me,’” 1−32.

161. See Phillips, “‘As Sisters in Zion,’” 155−72. Her name is signed Mary A. Bushman, along with her husband’s to the “Articles of Association of the Allen’s Branch of the United Order, Allen’s Camp,” dated April 15, 1877.

162. Tanner and Richards, Colonization on the Little Colorado, 43,

163. Westover and Richards, Unflinching Courage, 103−6.

164. April 17, 1925, Journal of May Louise Hunt Larson, 333. For the funeral on April 20, Larson wrote, “The casket was carried from the home to the church building by Hugh’s three brothers and Mary’s three. Pratt, Wallace, Evan [Larson] on one side, Jim, Delbert and Harvey [Hansen] on the other.”

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Obituary for Ann Marie Budge Bushman

1928 – 2022

Ann Marie Budge Bushman was born on April 28, 1928, in Paris, Idaho. She was the youngest of five children born to Seth and Mary Roberts Budge. Ann passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 4, 2022, in Lehi, Utah from causes incident to age. Ann spent her younger years in the Bear Lake Valley farming and ranching.

During her teen years, the family moved to North Logan to farm. On the farm, she was always on a horse, riding throughout the area. She attended South Cache schools and later Utah State University. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Henry Keith Bushman. He was making ice cream for the Aggie Ice Cream parlor and she was serving it. They were married in the LDS Salt Lake Temple on May 21, 1948. Four children were born to them, John Keith, Nancy Ann, Robert Kent, and Mary Kaye.

Ann and Keith moved to Lehi where Keith taught at Lehi High School and Ann became a homemaker. They also started Bushman Farm & Livestock Co. where she enjoyed working with cattle, driving the tractor, and riding horses.

Ann was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was the ward and stake choir director for many years. She sang in the Relief Society Singing Mother’s choir singing several times in General Conference.

When her youngest daughter was in school, Ann went back to school to earn her bachelor’s degree in education. She would attend part-time for 10 years and finally graduated from Brigham Young University in 1975. She spent the next 20 years in Alpine School District teaching 7th Grade English at American Fork Junior High and Orem Junior High. It was during this time in her life that she and Keith divorced.

After retirement, Ann was involved with several activities. She served at the Lehi Senior Citizens Center and planned many events. She traveled to Europe with friends from her school. She was a member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club and involved with the Arabian Competitive Trail Ride.

Ann loved her grandchildren and never missed a livestock show in which they were participating. She supported the Lehi 4-H/FFA Booster Club and any other activity involving agriculture. She was a member of the Old Main Club at Utah State University.

Many days were spent camping and traveling with her family. She loved fishing, camping and ATV riding with the grandkids. She went all over the state of Utah. She never missed a Christmas tree cutting in the mountains of Idaho.

Ann is survived by her four children, John Keith Bushman (Dixie), Nancy Ann Clark (Carl), Robert Kent, and Mary Kaye Campbell (Kim), 11 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at the Lehi Willow Haven Ward building located at 1993 West 900 North on Friday, April 8 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 from 9:30­10:30 a.m. at the same location. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Lehi Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Wing Mortuary.

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Mary Ann Ellis Cragun’s Breast Cancer

I often wonder how women dealt with breast cancer years ago.  How was it treated?  How did they cope?  Were there ways to cure it?  My own grandma, Ruby Smuin died of breast cancer weeks after I was born.

I am so grateful for modern medicine and the doctors and technicians who have helped me walk away from having breast cancer.  What a gift I’ve been given!


I found this very interesting cancer story on FamilySearch about Mary Ann Ellis Cragun, mother of the wife (also named Mary Ann Cragun) of LeRoy Barker (Roy), who was a brother to my Great-grandma, Harriet Matilda Barker (my Grandpa Frank Smuin’s mother).   Mary Ann Ellis Cragun lived to be 70 years old.

Mary Ann Ellis Cragun – Cancer
About 1892, Mary Ann [when she was about 37 years old] had cancer in her left breast caused through falling with a box of peaches years before and striking her breast on the box. The cancer had grown so large and pained so much that Mary Ann and Wilford E. would go to the Temple in Logan and spend weeks at the Temple, at which time the pain would be relieved. When Wilford E. was on his mission in West Weber County, the pain got so bad the Mary Ann went to see Dr. Williams to see if he could do anything to help her. Dr. Williams shook his head, he was afraid it had gone into her vitals, and he would not attempt to cut it out.

Mary Ann had heard of wonderful things a Dr. Riggs of Provo had done. The Church Authorities were contacted about Mary Ann’s cancer and they requested that Wilford be released so that he could go with Mary Ann to Provo, but on learning of the marriage of Mary Ann Cragun (daughter of Wilford and Mary Ann) to Roy Barker they were thinking of getting married, President Wilford Woodruff suggested they get married and take care of the children so Wilford E. could finish his mission. Mary Ann made arrangements for her daughter Mary Ann and her new husband Roy Barker to watch the younger children so that she could go to Provo and be treated.

President Woodruff promised mother that she would get well, so they took the advice and Mary Ann went to Provo and the doctor would put a poultice on her breast. It would draw out the cancer and it hurt so bad that Mary Ann would walk the floor while it was on, and then she got so weak all she could do was rock. It drew the roots out. The cancer looked like a big spider, as Mormon Cragun remembered. She had no problems long term from this.

Source: A Type Study of Community backgrounds for Education of Pleasant View, Weber County, Utah, Supplementary Volume 1, by Earl Budge Cragun, 1953, page 55, from Mormon Cragun’s history about them.

Mary Ann Ellis Cragun was born 3 August 1855 in England.  She died 19 March 1926 in Pleasant View, Utah.

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Lois Angeline Smith Bushman

From Pioneer Women of Arizona: Bushman by Roberta Flake Clayton
Lois Angeline Smith Bushman
Author Unknown
Maiden Name: Lois Angeline Smith
Birth: January 25, 1844; near Little Rock, Pulustki Co., Arkansas
Parents: John Mitchell Smith and Maria Amanda Foscue
Marriage: John Bushman;143 February 11, 1865
Children: John Albert (1866), Homer Frederick (1868), Maria Elizabeth (1869), Martin Lester (1871), Lois Evelyn (1872), Wickliff Benjamin (1874), Preston Ammon (1875), June Augusta (1879), Jesse Smith (1881), Florence Cordelia (1884), Alonzo Ewing (1885), Jacob Virgil (1889)
Death: September 19, 1921; Lehi, Utah Co., Utah
Burial: Joseph City, Navajo Co., Arizona

Lois was the daughter of Dr. John Smith and Maria Foscue. She was born near Little Rock, Arkansas, on January 25, 1844. The parents of Lois were people of considerablemeans and intellectual attainments and were devoutly religious. They had moved from Alabama to Texas in 1844 where they were living when they became affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and at once began making preparations to join the Saints in their exodus west. Accordingly in 1850, in company with Lorenzo Van Cleve, the husband of a sister of Mr. Smith, and their five children; John Percival Lee and wife, Eliza, sister of Mrs. Smith, and their small family, they started for Winter Quarters [present day Omaha, Nebraska], stopping at St. Louis, Missouri to complete their equipment for the westward journey to establish a home.

Upon arrival at Winter Quarters, Dr. Smith was appointed captain of a company of pioneers. While encamped at the Platte River, cholera broke out fifty-three persons died the first day. Dr. Smith contracted the dreaded disease and died the next day, June 16, 1850, at Florence, Nebraska.

Dr. Smith’s dying request of his wife was that she continue on with the company. Their little family now consisted of four children, the eldest aged ten and the youngest only four. Lois was six at this time. The mother was in a delicate condition, and it required no little degree of faith and courage, to say nothing of business ability, for unlike many of the pioneers, this family was going to the West completely equipped to make a home.145 They had an unusually large outfit of sheep, cattle, and teams and wagons with their drivers.
The first evening after Dr. Smith died, the head teamster became offended because Mrs. Smith indignantly refused his offer of marriage, so helping himself to the best horse and outfit, he left that night for parts unknown. This necessitated hiring a new man and adjusting affairs, but Mrs. Smith was equal to the task. The company arrived in Salt Lake City September 1850, and this family located at the nearby town of Tooele.
After almost two years of widowhood, Lois’s mother married again, this time to Preston Thomas, and with him moved to Cedar Fort, thence to Lehi, Utah County, in 1858.
The opportunities for education were very limited in these early days, but the Smith family had brought many choice books with them, consisting of histories, biographies, and scriptural, scientific, and classical works. At an early age, Lois exhibited marked intellectual tastes. Her thirst for knowledge grew with the years. She was very fond of poetry and had a remarkable memory.

Lois was a member of the first Sunday School and Relief Society organized in Lehi and at the age of eighteen was chosen to lead the young ladies of the town in their celebrations. She loved to sing and dance and was very popular with young and old. In those days some of the requisites in every girl’s education were: to keep a home immaculately clean and sweet, to cook, knit, darn, sew and patch, spin, weave, embroider, and make lace, either knitted or crocheted or both. In these she excelled.

Whatever the task, Lois approached it with cheerfulness. As she spun, she sang to the accompaniment of the hum of the wheel, tripping back and forth in rhythmic dance. She declared that not only did it make the work lighter and the thread smoother, but the number of ten-knot skeins per day was more by one than was spun by the girls who signed [sighed?] or visited as they spun. This was demonstrated by the spinning “bees” of that day.
As early as 1862, the opportunities for recreational and social development along aesthetic lines were encouraged and provided. The balls were carefully planned and supervised, and dancing masters were employed. Amateur theatricals, concerts, home socials, and parties in abundance were conducted.

The courtship of John Bushman and Lois Smith began on May Day of the leap year 1864. The young ladies were required to invite their partners for the ball, and Lois selected John Bushman. John had long admired her for her maidenly reserve and her many charms, and when he found himself lucky escort, well he made the most of his chance and became “her steady beau.” He often recalled for his children the pleasures of those days, when in the summer time they took long walks together, and then of the sleigh rides in the winter when they would go to neighboring towns to dances and his spirited horse would try to pass all others on the road. The wedding took place on February 11, 1865, and the honeymoon lasted as long as they lived.

The newly married couple lived in the home of his parents for the first ten months. Lois won the love and confidence of the family, and there was perfect harmony and good will in the home. Besides helping with the cooking and housework, she carded, spun, and wove enough jeans for a suit of clothes for her husband, and tailored them herself. She also wove linsey and made a dress for herself this first year. In December, they moved into their own newly completed adobe house. They had but little furniture. At first the meals were cooked over the fireplace, but in a few weeks a cook stove was obtained.

The only thing to mar their happiness during the first year or two of their married life was the frequent raids of the Indians, and John would be called out to help guard the settlements. On June 12, Black Hawk was creating much trouble and the men were constantly on guard.146

May 28, 1866, their first child was born. He was a very delicate child and the latter part of July became very ill. John was away on guard duty much of the time and the whole of the care of the sick depended on Lois.  

Two of the townsmen were brought home dead from Indian bullets. The anxiety she felt for her husband and child was so great that her health was impaired. After the baby’s death on December 3, 1866, she was in very poor health for a long time.

Finally a treaty of peace was entered into between Black Hawk and President Brigham Young, and the men were permitted to return home. John began to acquire more land and was getting quite comfortably fixed.

On January 23, 1876, John Bushman, with two hundred other men, were called by Brigham Young to settle on the Little Colorado River, in the northeastern part of Arizona, on an arid waste of shifting sands. This was a mission to establish permanent settlement in this section of the country. All of the men were expected to pool their property, with the object of having all things in common, of working together in a United Order.

Because of the poor health of Lois, it was considered best that she remain in Lehi, Utah, while her husband, who had married a beautiful girl, Mary Ann Petersen, brought her with him to make a home.147 He frequently visited his family, and at the end of two years and a half, final preparations were made for the remainder of the family to go to Arizona. The covered wagon beds extended at the rear of one of the wagons. It contained shelves of food supplies and dishes, pots, and pans. The door, when let down, served as a table. The extension on the wagon box was used to carry barrels of water over the desert for both men and animals. On Tuesday, October 22, 1878, the trip began. The equipment consisted of three wagons well-packed and drawn by five span of horses, a small herd of cows, and a riding pony for the eldest son to use in driving the cattle (rather young was this cowboy, only ten years old).

There were six other families, thirteen wagons in the train. The caravan moved smoothly
along until it reached Salina Creek. Here the light wagon Lois was driving, and in which her aged mother and the younger children were riding, tipped over, bruising the grandmother and breaking the arm of little four-year-old Wickliff. This was near the town of Salina. Fortunately a doctor was summoned and attended the injured. Mrs. Bushman’s mother did not accompany them farther on the journey, going to her sister in Beaver, Utah. This was a sad parting indeed for Lois, but her faith and love for her husband sustained her.

The trip was a wonderful one, in spite of hardships. Every day revealed new surroundings with beautiful and sometimes strange scenery. At camping time, fires were made and the evening meal prepared. When all was arranged for the night the camp would be called together around one campfire, prayer would be offered, then the evening spent in singing familiar hymns and songs, and the voices of John and Lois rang out in sweet harmony. Thus the time passed, hardships came and were bravely met, and on December 1, 1878, the little town of St. Joseph was reached. Here was the home John took his family to, a sort of apartment house, known as the Fort. The newcomers were heartily welcomed, especially by Mary who had been anxiously awaiting them and little Lois who had come with the father and Mary on the first trip, and it was not long until they had entered into the life and become a part of this big family, with common interest, that of redeeming this desert into a place where the necessities of life could be obtained, with a little beauty and comfort mixed in. When the work of the day was completed, the bugler called all together as on the road. With prayer, song and friendly greeting, each family then went to its abode, there to rest until a new day with its duties should call them.148

Of a cheery, genial temperament, and an understanding disposition, Lois fitted well into this community life. Indeed, her past training especially prepared her for these new conditions. She had been schooled in patience, born of love and perfect faith and trust in the Giver of all blessings. Because of her extensive reading and her gift of song and storytelling, her part of the fort was the gathering place of the children. Bible stories were exhausted and historical ones began. Then the neighboring mothers requested to join the group. The interest grew and the circle enlarged. Her oral narrative of history became as interesting as fiction. The story lost none of its fine shading, and dates became significant. Her pauses with her knitting added impressiveness. She was truly an artist at entertaining and quick to discover the talents of others. Soon theatricals, concerts, and other cultural forms of amusement were undertaken, and all responded with the ingenuity that was needed to plan the costumes and scenery.

The northern part of the territory of Arizona was noted for its winds and sandstorms in the springtime. It seemed that the wind blew most of the time. But when these periodical storms came they lasted for three days. During this time, no [none but essential] work would be done outside. Doors were shut and windows closed, and when it was over, the sand drifts had to be shoveled away. John was not idle during these days, but employed his time making brooms for the family and neighbors. These winds were especially trying on the eyes. There were many on the banks of the sandy bed of the Little Colorado whose eyes were injured permanently. Lois’ eyes were seriously affected, and she was never able to read again. This was her greatest trial for a while, but always there was someone who delighted in reading for her, because of the rich background she possessed, and the graciousness she showed to all who were so kind to her.

Uncomplainingly, she passed through the trying experiences of pioneer life, making the best of everything as it came, and encouraging others to do the same. Although she almost completely lost her sight, her voice still retained its sweetness, and ten days before she passed away she sang in public.

Lois was the mother of eleven children 149, and then raised three others whose mother had died. Always, her home was the gathering place for young and old. The friends of her children were always welcome.

In 1884, the United Order was discontinued and people began building individual homes. The beautiful red brick one of the Bushmans was dedicated on the happy couple’s silver wedding anniversary. Friends from far and near came in to help celebrate the festive occasion.

After the children were grown and married, John and Lois traveled quite extensively, going to the World’s Fair in St. Louis and to a fair in Seattle. Their Golden Wedding Anniversary, February 11, 1915, was an elaborate affair and was celebrated by their numerous descendants and a host of friends.

Shortly after this they decided to return to their old home in Lehi, Utah. They were now together constantly. How gracefully and perfectly they had advanced together. How smoothly and gently their barque glided on the calm unruffled stream. They were living over the first happy years of their married life—plus the luxuries and comforts their thrift and industry had secured for them. They mutually enjoyed the hours of reading, writing, and the serenity and peace that follow a well-ordered life.  Here on September 19, 1921, ended the beautiful earth life of this wonderful pioneer, Lois Angeline Smith Bushman, beloved by all who knew her.

Ellis and Boone:
John Bushman and his two wives came to Arizona determined to make this town on the Little Colorado River successful, and John Bushman’s journals have been immensely useful in understanding these settlements. In particular, Tanner and Richards used these journals to paint “a brilliant picture of the early history of Joseph City.” Family members have also compiled a more inclusive book about Lois’s life with a title that reflects her great love of music: I Will Sing: The Life Story of Lois Angeline Smith Bushman. 151

The citizens of Joseph City have celebrated Founder’s Day on March 24 for many years.
For the twentieth anniversary in 1896, Lois Bushman, Emma Hansen, and Maria R. Smith sang in a trio. But everyone participated. The celebration began with dinner served at 5:00 p.m. and then a program with Joseph C. Hansen acting as master of ceremonies. There were twenty-six different numbers on the program: eleven songs (either by the entire group or special numbers), thirteen talks or recitations, and, of course, two prayers. John Bushman, in his journal, wrote that the program was long— and “they did not get through until midnight.”152


Photo:  John and Lois Angeline Smith Bushman. Photo courtesy of DUP album, Snowflake- Taylor Family History Center.

  1. Lenore B. Carpenter, “John Bushman,” in Clayton, PMA, 63−70; “John Bushman,” in Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, 4:553.
  2. The identity of Lorenzo Van Cleve and wife are unknown at this writing. John Percival Lee, wife Eliza Ann Foscue Lee, and three children traveled to Utah with the Benjamin Hawkins Company of 1850. John Mitchell Smith, wife Maria Amanda Foscue Smith, and four children traveled with the James Pace Company of 1850. The James Pace Company left Nebraska on June 11 and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley September 20–23. MPOT.
  3. Maria Foscue Smith’s child, John Freeman Smith, was born January 1, 1851, four months after arriving in Utah.
  4. Black Hawk was a Ute subchief born at Spring Lake (near Payson and at the south end of Utah Lake), roughly between 1824 and 1830. Although not the first Ute chief to protest Mormon settlement, he led the fight over a three-year period from 1865 to 1868. He died September 26, 1870, and was buried at Spring Lake. Peterson, Utah’s Black Hawk War, 42–48, 77–79.
  5. Mary Ann Petersen Bushman, 92.
  6. Lois Bushman was one of the women Phillips quoted when discussing the United Order at Joseph City. Phillips, “‘As Sisters in Zion,’” 155−72.
  7. These three children are the surviving children of John’s second wife, Mary Ann Petersen Bushman, who died July 5, 1885. See comments by Ellis and Boone in Mary Ann Petersen.
  8. Tanner and Richards, Colonization on the Little Colorado, 164; Westover and Richards, Unflinching Courage, 103−6; John Bushman papers, MSS 1520, HBLL, BYU.
  9. Pearson, I Will Sing.
  10. Tanner and Richards, Colonization on the Little Colorado, 117–18.
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John Bushman’s Cancer Cured, 1905


From John Bushman’s Diary

1 January 1905, soon after arriving home from Texas, a sore appeared on my lower lip, just the same as I had cured seven years before. Sent directly to B. Dye, who had furnished treatment for the former cure. This medicine came January 29th; and I commenced to apply the treatment, but it didn’t seem to heal as before.

February 10, 1905, took daughter June, to Snowflake to take care of her sister, Maria, who has been sick for some time. Talked with Brothers Freeman and James M. Flake, who had both been to California to have cancers removed from their wives’ breasts; and they thought Dr. Chanley was pretty sure cure. February 11, came to Woodruff and stopped with John Deadhead and talked with W. DeWitt, who had been to California and had a cancer removed from his lip that was much like mine.

February 12, while on my way home from Woodruff, I decided I would have to go to San Francisco to have my lip cured and had gathered part of the necessary money to pay all expenses. I was pouring out my soul in prayer, as I was riding along, and thanking my heavenly Father for the many privileges and blessings I had enjoyed in the Gospel, when I felt the presence of my wife, Mary, who had been dead over eighteen years, and an assurance that the gospel was true and that all would be well with me, and then I vowed that, if I did not have to go to San Francisco, I would give at least part of the means that the trip would cost to the Church.

Accordingly, in September when I received pay from the sale of wool, I sent $100.00 to Joseph F. Smith with the request that $50.00 to the fun to purchase the Center Stake of Zion. I sent $10.00 to nephew M. I. Bushman on a mission in England, and $40.00 tithing. This is to redeem my vow. The wore was all healed up in two weeks.

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Margaret Evva Wimmer Turley finds lost record

From Pioneer Women of Arizona by Roberta Flake Clayton
in the history of Margaret Hunter Shelley written by Thomas H. Shelley and Marie Shelley Webb, p. 633

Margaret is the mother smiling in the middle of this family photo.

In 1887 [Margaret Hunter Shelley] and her husband did endowments and sealings for all the dead relatives they had record of. This they did for both the Hunters and the Shelleys. Maggie had very little information as to her relatives. A few years before her death, she said her grandmother appeared to her explaining that a mistake had been made and she was not sealed to her husband. She not only appeared once, but three times, pleading for the work to be done. Her husband, being an educated bookkeeper, believed all had been cared for and that he had made careful record. About three years before her [Margaret Shelley’s] death, at a family reunion, her attention was called to her many children and grandchildren and a promise was made that the mistake would yet be found and the sealing cared for. This promise pleased her very much, and she passed away with a feeling of satisfaction and hope.

About three years after her death, a granddaughter, Margaret [Evva Wimmer]Turley, was searching in an old family trunk. To her joy she found a record written in the handwriting of James E. Shelley (who as stated before was Maggie’s husband). There was a list of names showing names of wives sealed to husbands. This list was about eighteen inches long and there the truth was made clear. The list showed that the grandmother’s message about her not being sealed to her husband was true. The record was cleared, and a son, Thomas, and his wife, Eva Tanner Shelley, did the necessary temple work.

What a joy and how faith promoting this has been to the family of James E. and Margaret Hunter Shelley. She died May 6, 1931.

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John Bushman helps with the dissolution of the United Order in Arizona

From Pioneer Women of Arizona by Roberta Flake Clayton
in the history of Clara Maria Gleason Rogers, pp. 594-595.

Ellis and Boone:
Although Clara Rogers did not spend many years living in the United Order, it was nevertheless the living system in Arizona to which she came and is discussed extensively in this sketch. It, therefore, seems appropriate to add a little more about the dissolution of the Order.

In this sketch, the demise of the United Order was blamed upon dissatisfaction because “the people were American-born and restriction irked.” Undoubtedly this was true, and the sketch also stated that “a few dollars’ extra profit failed to compensate for personal prerogative.” But Lot Smith ruled with a firm hand, which Kenner Kartchner thought, in another context, was needed in the early settlement of Utah but not by the time Arizona settlement was well underway.90

Both George Tanner and Charles Peterson discussed the United Order at Sunset; Tanner himself was a little closer in age to those living at Sunset, and Peterson gives a professional historian’s perspective. In particular, Peterson compared the United Order as practiced at Sunset and at St. Joseph, two very different models.91

Regardless of the reasons for people moving away from Sunset, the dissolution of the United Order was prolonged and contentious. A committee was formed to sort out property which had been commingled. David K. Udall was part of this committee and wrote, “I was the only committeeman who had had no business relationship with Brother [Lot] Smith or the United Order.”92 The details Udall gave help readers understand the problems:

I was appointed as one of the committee of five to adjust and settle the many perplexing questions involving tens of thousands of dollars in property owned by the membership of the United Order at Sunset, over which Lot Smith had presided. The people had disbanded and scattered from Mexico to Canada. The other members of the committee were John Bushman of St. Joseph, chairman; Hubert R. Burk of Alpine, Frihoff Nielson of Ramah, and Thomas Brockbank [Brookbank] of Sunset.93 We went through all the records, hunted out the old colonizers and wrote them for statements of claims and grievances. We had many meetings during a period of three years, some held at Mormon Dairy, at Woodruff and various ranches. A more conscientious body of arbitrators in my opinion could not be found.

Hundreds of letters were sent out and received in all patience and without any remuneration. We journeyed from place to place, meeting time and time again until we finally adjusted the business between the members of the company; so far as I know giving satisfaction. Our final report met with President Woodruff ’s endorsement and he blessed us for our services.94

John Bushman

John Bushman, in particular, found the committee work disagreeable and a nightmare, and he was not certain that all members got what was due them. Tanner and Richards wrote, “That the committee allowed Smith to get away with much more than he deserved was due in part to the way he abused them. But how could they chastise a man with so strong a will, especially in view of the fact that he had been, and technically still was, the stake president?”95

David K. Udall was more sympathetic to Lot Smith and thought that “through his thrift and foresight he was truly the leading spirit in an organization which built up great flocks and herds and ranches, mills and farms. Had they been able to continue on unitedly and have stayed with the ‘Order,’ they would have become a great and wealthy people.”96

Peterson’s analysis was both measured and thorough. As part of this discussion, he noted that Locy Rogers was “gentle and filled with good humor, he was altogether one of the most lovable figures in the region. He was loyal and honest but utterly without financial acumen.” Peterson thought that any prosperity Locy Rogers knew came from living the United Order.97

  1. Kartchner, Frontier Fiddler, 16–17.
  2. Peterson, Take Up Your Mission, 91–122; Tanner and Richards, Colonization on the Little Colorado, 143–49.
  3. Udall and Nelson, Arizona Pioneer Mormon, 201.
  4. The incorrect surname Brockbank, instead of Brookbank, is a common error and probably crept into the Udall book because daughter Pearl Nelson was living in Utah when helping her father publish his book; Brockbank is a common surname in Utah. See Tanner and Richards, Colonization on the Little Colorado, 147–48; Krenkel, Life and Times of Joseph Fish, 521.
  5. Ibid., 200.
  6. Tanner and Richards, Colonization on the Little Colorado, 146–49.
  7. Udall and Nelson, Arizona Pioneer Mormon, 201.
  8. Peterson, Take Up Your Mission, 120–21.
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Robert Hugh Anderson, d. 7 November 2021, Orem

The Provo Daily Herald, Nov 16, 2021

Robert Hugh Anderson got up and dressed for church Sunday morning November 7, 2021 but decided to go to heaven instead. Good choice, Dad! He was born in Provo, Utah on October 26, 1926 the son of Hugh Cheney Anderson and Ella Gladys Barker. He had just celebrated his 95th birthday on October 26, 2021. He lived his childhood and youth in Fairview, Utah where three preceding generations of Anderson’s had lived since coming to Utah from Scotland after joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married his dream girl, Carol Christensen who lived in Moroni, Utah and they had four children: Kirk Robert, Ruth Elayne (Isi Kongaika), Janet Marie (Ned Miner), and Shauna Rae (Dale Bodily). Dad’s schooling and work took him to Orem, Utah in 1958 and he lived the rest of his full life in that blessed community. He was intelligent and was an honor student in high school. He attended Brigham Young University and was only a few credits from graduating.

He could do anything he put his mind to and was very creative especially excelling at designing and building things including his own home. He was a do-it-yourself prodigy! His skills in this area were much appreciated by his children, extended family and his neighbors. He worked at a variety of occupations including auto mechanic, watch and jewelry repair, and production line worker for Bonham Corporation (the makers of the “Tote Gote”) later working his way up to plant manager of Bonham Corporation in Provo, and accountant for Promised Land Publications in Provo. Along the way he also worked part time for a yearbook printing company, Community Press, doing the camera work in the printing process, as well as working for a grocery store doing accounting work.

After he retired, he and Carol served a church mission in Wisconsin, and thereafter he was a volunteer at the Church Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah driving missionaries to medical and dental appointments, or other needs. He loved Ford cars, all things aviation including model aviation and airplanes of any variety, and traveling with notable trips to the South Pacific Islands, Scotland, as well as to Egypt to baptize a grandson, Robert Kongaika in the Red Sea. He also traveled to most of the States in the USA.

He was a World War II Veteran, but was young enough when he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps that just as he was to be sent to pilot training the war ended! Thus, he went to aircraft mechanics school and thereafter to his time in auto repair. He was a lifetime active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many positions including ward clerk, executive secretary, bishop’s councilor several times and senior missionary. His longest standing church assignment was as chorister, a job that he first started at age 15, and he was chorister in every ward that he was a member of.

He was kind, friendly, loving and outgoing as well as being entirely reliable and selfless. We, his children, never met anyone who knew him who didn’t speak highly of him. We should all be as industrious, reliable and as easy to get along with as “Bob Anderson” was. He loved his wife and children and all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had many friends that he kept close to even up to the last week of his life. He lived a full life filled with love and service. We all should be so lucky as to have as long and meaningful life as “Bob” did. He will be missed.

Funeral services will be held November 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Orem 6th Ward Chapel, 365 South 900 East, Orem Utah. There will be a viewing November 19, 2021 at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary at 495 South State Street in Orem, Utah from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again at the 6th Ward chapel on November 20, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at the Orem City Cemetery with military rites. The family requests that in lieu of flowers consider making a donation to the Utah Food Bank since there is much need to help our community members at this time of the year.

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Obituary for Florence Edna Lundquist Matson Gribble, d. 9 Nov 2005

Here is the obituary for my Aunt Edna.  She was a half-sister to my Grandma Ruby, both daughters of Emanuel Richard Lundquist.  I love Aunt Edna.  She taught me to make 7-layer cookies, which I’d never had before.  She was always smiling and happy.  

She died on this day in 2005.


SAN MARCOS – Florence Edna Gribble, 87, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Tri-City Medical Center.

Born March 24, 1918, in Salt Lake City, she lived in San Diego County since 1980. She was a trade publication editor in the aerospace industry for 20 years. She served in the U.S. Navy as a Wave during World War II. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mrs. Gribble was preceded in death by her husband, George Gribble, in 1999. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susan Matson of Hermosa Beach; daughter and son-in-law Barbara and John Anunson of San Marcos; brother and sister-in-law Reed and Dorothy Lundquist of Corona; sister Vicki Hiltner of Chapel Hill, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Nov. 9, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1250 Borden Road in San Marcos. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood.

Allen Bros. Mortuary, San Marcos Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Copyright (c) 2005 North County Times (Escondido, CA)

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