Life sketch of Lydia Alice Walters Bushman

Bushman, Elias Albert Jr with Lydia ca. 1920 Stocton CA

History of Lehi
Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee
Written by Hamilton Gardner
The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913
pp. 698-699

Lydia Alice Walters Bushman, daughter of Bonde N. Walters and Bengta Holmgren, was born September 2, 1884, in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Her parents joined the Latter-day Saints Church in Sweden and came to Utah about 1869.

She attended the Pleasant Grove Public Schools and the Brigham Young University, and was a teacher in the Pleasant Grove Schools. She was also active in Church work.
From the time of her marriage to Elias Albert Bushman, Jr., in 1908, until his death in 1936, she lived in the Lehi First Ward where at various times she was teacher and president of the Primary and Relief Society organizations, and served on the Stake Primary Board of the Alpine Stake and later of the Lehi Stake. She and her husband spent eighteen months as missionaries in the California Mission.

Their first child died in infancy. After Albert’s death, she and the other children, Glen, Myrle and Phyllis, moved to Huntington Park, California. Here she has made new friends and has taken an active part in the Relief Society Organization as a Visiting Teacher, Class Leader, and President.

While her work outside the home has been mostly in Church activities, she has always been interested in community progress.

At present she lives in Hawthorne, California, and is a member of the Centinela Ward, Inglewood Stake.

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