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Melva Fawn Smith Bryce
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1930
Central
Graham County
Arizona, USA
Death: Feb. 18, 2009
Safford
Graham County
Arizona, USA

Melva Fawn Bryce, 78, of Bryce, Arizona passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2009. Fawn was born August 14, 1930, to James Martin and Winnie Elizabeth Bigler Smith. She married Ross Seth Bryce on February 12, 1952, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. They were blessed with five children: Michael, Mark, Jim, Elizabeth and Boyd.

Fawn received her B.A. degree in education and taught in the local schools. She enjoyed quilting, visiting the sick and homebound, politics and spending time with her family.

Fawn was past president of the Arizona Democratic Women Organization and was inducted into the Democratic National Hall of Fame for her work in the party. Fawn was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various callings.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by brothers Omer, Keith, Eldon, Kent and Max Smith. Fawn is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ross Bryce; children Michael (Kathleen) Bryce, Mark (Cindy) Bryce, Jim (Gayle) Bryce, Elizabeth (Dayle) Harris and Boyd (Rachel) Bryce; 25 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Dale, Lot and Roger Smith.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 28, at 10 a.m. in the Pima LDS Stake Center. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Stake Center and one hour prior to services. Fawn will be laid to rest in the Bryce Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to Mount Graham Hospice and The Gila Valley Temple Building Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Caldwell Funeral Chapel. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Martin Smith (1892 - 1970)
  Winnie Elizabeth Bigler Smith (1894 - 1971)
 
 Siblings:
  Omer James Smith (1914 - 1982)*
  Eldon Lot Smith (1919 - 1980)*
  Kent Nephi Smith (1921 - 2003)*
  Arvid Dean Smith (1925 - 1925)*
  Melva Fawn Smith Bryce (1930 - 2009)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bryce Cemetery
Bryce
Graham County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Jeannie Wood
Record added: Mar 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34659435
Melva Fawn <i>Smith</i> Bryce
Added by: Jeannie Wood
 
Melva Fawn <i>Smith</i> Bryce
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Added by: David M. Habben
 
 
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Cousin
- Gathering Roots
 Added: Dec. 20, 2012
Remembered today.
- Jeannie Wood
 Added: Nov. 14, 2010
A great lady who will be missed.
- Jeannie Wood
 Added: Mar. 10, 2009
 
 
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