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Deseret "Dezzie" Bonner Alexander
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1862
Wasatch County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1922
Uintah County
Utah, USA

Loved Pioneer of Glines Goes To Final Reward.

Mrs. Deseret Alexander, the first white child born in Midway, Utah dies in Glines Ward--was loved by all.

(From our Glines Correspondent)

Friday February 24, 1922, Mrs. Deseret Bonner Alexander died, after a lingering illness of many months.

Mrs. Alexander was the first child born in Midway, Utah January 14, 1862. At this time Midway was a desert and this is how she received the name of Deseret. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was a faithful and untiring worker in the different organizations of the church. In her early life she devoted much of her time to the Primary and Y.L.M.I.A. Later years she has been a very active member of the Relief Society and up to the time of her death was a teacher of that organization.

Mrs. Alexander was a resident of Glines Ward for thirty-nine years. For a number of years she took care and was a mother to her sister's orphan children.

Last spring she went to Midway, Utah, her old home, to be with her aged mother, in her last illness. She came home and since that time has been in very poor health. About a month ago she became bed fast and suffered very much until the end came.

"Aunt Dezzie" as she was called, was loved by all who knew her. The memory of her kind and loving deeds and her charitable disposition will ever remain in the hearts of those who knew her. There is scarely a home in this community that has not felt her comforting influence in sickness, sorrow and death.

Mrs. Alexander was married in 1881 to Alvah Alexander of Midway, Utah, to them one son was born, Allie Alexander of Vernal. Her husband preceded her in death by about two years.

She is survived by her son, three grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Christina McCurdy, Vernal; William Bonner and Thomas Bonner, Midway; Mrs. Anna Nelson, Heber; and Jane Epperson of Salt Lake City. Those living in outside points were unable to be present at the funeral on account of bad roads.

Funeral services were held in the Glines Ward Meeting House Monday, February 27th at 1 o'clock. Bishop M.M. Batty presided. The choir sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Prayer was offered by John B. Eaton; William Pearce, accompanied by the choir, sang "My Redeemer Lives," the speakers were James Hacking and Bishop Batty, they gave an asssurance of the resurrection and offered comforting and consoling words to the bereaved; a song was sung by the girls' chorus, "Come Unto Jesus." Benediction by James Hacking.

The floral tributes were many and beautiful. A large crowd of friends and relatives came to pay their last respects to the departed.

Interment was made in the Glines Maeser Cemetery, the grave being dedicated by Bishop Batty. Those attending the funeral from reservation points were Mr. and Mrs. James Hair, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Shelton, and Mrs. Lela Nye, all of Duchesne. Mr and Mrs. Robert McCurdy, Mr. and Mrs. George Shelton and Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Shelton, all of Roosevelt.

-Vernal Express, March 3, 1922 
Family links: 
  George Bonner (1820 - 1905)
  Margaret Edmundston Bonner (1830 - 1920)
  Alvah Alexander (1858 - 1920)
  Alvah Alexander (1881 - 1931)*
  George Bonner (1850 - 1913)*
  Christina Bonner McCurdy (1852 - 1930)*
  William Bonner (1854 - 1925)*
  Margaret Bonner Shelton (1857 - 1899)*
  Annie Bonner Nelson (1859 - 1942)*
  Deseret Bonner Alexander (1862 - 1922)
  Thomas Edmondston Bonner (1865 - 1935)*
  Mary Jane Bonner Epperson (1867 - 1938)*
  Robert Bonner (1871 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Uintah County
Utah, USA
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Record added: Jun 12, 2008
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Deseret Dezzie <i>Bonner</i> Alexander
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