Lovina Samantha Griffeth

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About Lovina Samantha Griffeth

Mrs Lovina Thurman of Grover, one of the oldest resident there, passed away at her home last Monday, from ailments due to her advanced years. She was about 83 years of age. A brief sketch of her life is being prepared and will appear in our next issue. Funeral services were held in the Grover Ward Thursday and she was buried in the Grover Cemetery. Grovers Oldest Pioneer Has Been Laid To Rest (Continued from Page One) early days. Sister Thurman was very efficient in the sick room and many a mother has blessed her name for the help she gave in sickness and sorrow. Most of the homes in our community at one time or another have been ehlped in time of need. When Aunt Mina's daughter Camera Hepworth died, leaving a little baby, Sister Thurman, then 52 years old took the baby and cared for her asif she was her own. Notwith standing the family cares, she was chosen counselor to Sister Hanna Hepworth when the Reilif Society was first organized in Grover, and also, served as the second president. All her life Sister Thurman has been a hard working, economical, energetic, industrial, strong willed and determined women. She needed those qualities to meet the problems that confronted pioneers in early days. The last few years of her life her health has been poorly and she has suffered a great deal. Death came monday afternoon. Many of her children and loved ones were at her bedside. Large and impressive funeral services were conducted at the Grover Ward chapel, Thursday at 2:00 o'clock under the direction of Counselor Joseph N. Anderson. The opening song-"Sewing" was rendered by the ward choir. The opening prayer was offered by John N,. Anderson. A biographical sketch of the life of Sister Thurman was given by Reita Thurman White. A vocal Solo "The Lost Cord" by Mrs Annie Hood. Brother L.C. Jensen was the first speaker. He told of his early association with the Thurman family. How in sickness Sister Thurman had helped in his home. What good neighbors they were and of the early hardships Sister Thurman endured. A vocal Solo "Resingnation" was rendered by Ernest Turner. Brother Geo. Griffeth have a splendid address on the gospel and also spoke of the good qualities of Sister Thurman and her faith in the gospel. Sister Smily Simpson sang "When the Golden Gates are Opened" President Albert Barrus spoke of the blessings of the gospel and the great reward that awaits a mother of a large family. Brother Joseph Anderson spoke for a short time in behalf of the bishopric The closing song, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" was rendered by the choir. Benediction was pronounced by Brother Milo Anderson. The Pall bearers were six grandsons; Melvin and Stewart Thurman, Leonard and Ted Thompsen, William Hepworth and Lloyd Pead. A long procession followed the remains to the cemetery. The grave was dedicated by Edgar Alder. All the living children were present at the funeral, except Marion. He had been visiting here a few days before and had just returned to his home in Grangerville, Wash. She leaves to mourn her loss the following children; Mary Hepworth, Ed. C., Andrew, Melissa Pead, Bertha Beutler, Katie O'Keefe, Hattie alleman, Aunt Mina's children; Ray S. Charles A. Mrs Matilda Currier, mrs Nellie Dewey and Marion, 73 grandchildren and 85 great grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs Louisa Simmons, Mr Hyde, mrs Mina Hyde, Anciel Griffeth, Ella Bodily and Ina Jensen. There were 92 decendants in attendance at the funeral. People from out of the valley to attend the funeral are: Mary E. Hepworth, Charles A. Thurman, Mr and Mrs George Bankhead of Blackfoot, Thurman, Lovina (1-2) (13 Aug 1936)Star Valley Independent

Lovina Samentha GRIFFETH is the daughter of Patison Delos GRIFFETH and Elizabeth CARSON

Lovina Samentha GRIFFETH married Edward Moroni THURMAN 25 Apr 1870 in Salt Lake City, S-Lk, Ut

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Lovina Samantha Griffeth's Timeline

1854
February 19, 1854
UT, USA
1870
April 25, 1870
Age 16
1871
March 24, 1871
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1872
November 24, 1872
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1874
October 4, 1874
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1876
December 11, 1876
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1878
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1880
December 3, 1880
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January 21, 1883
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March 6, 1885
Age 31