Friday, August 13, 2010

Rachel Maria Gardner Irving: Obituary

The following was published in the Salt Lake Telegram, 29 Oct 1941, p. 23:

Rachel M. G. Irving

Mrs. Rachel Marie Gardner Irving, 87, died late Tuesday of causes incident to age at her home in West Jordan, where she had lived since that community was founded.

Mrs. Irving had been the active manager of her home and active in LDS church and community affairs.

Mrs. Irving was born in Mill Creek May 10, 1854, a daughter of Archibald and Margaret Livingston Gardner, pioneers from Canada. Mr. Gardner was builder of the first sawmills that furnished lumber for homes here. Her husband, John W. Irving, died in 1908.

She is survived by four sons and daughters, C. Leonard and A. Lee Irving, Miss Edna Irving and Mrs. Bertha Abbott, an older sister: Ellen Gardner, all of West Jordan; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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