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Leah Ann Ford Findlay
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1867
Washington County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1930
Kane County
Utah, USA

Kane County Standard, December 5, 1930


Funeral services were held in the Kanab ward chapel November 30, 1930 for Mrs. Leah Ann Ford Findlay, who died following a heart attack, November 27.

Fitting tributes were paid to her useful life and sterling character.

The following exercises were held under the direction of the Bishop's counselor, D. M. Tietjen:

"Come Ye Disconsolate" was sung by the choir.

Prayer, George H. Robinson.

Choir sang "Rock of Ages."

President I. H. Heaton praised Mrs. Findlay as a neighbor, mentioning several instances of her helpfulness.

Ellis S. McAllister rendered a solo, "The Old Sexton."

Mrs. Susie Robinson paid a glowing tribute to her as a lifetime friend and fellow worker.

Song, "Prayer," George M. Sheilds.

Z.K. Judd spoke of her quite dignity and reserved manner which she inherited from her mother.

Macy Robinson gave sentiments expressing appreciation of Mrs. Findlay for the Kane County Chapter of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

"Songs My Mother Used to Sing" was sung by Matie Tietjen and Belle Rust.

An original poem, "In Memory of Aunt Leah," was given by Tamar S. Hamblin.

Choir Sang "Nearer My God to Thee."

Prayer was offered by Mrs. Josephine Adair.

Interment was in the Kanab cemetery. The grave was dedicated by Julius S. Dalley.

Mrs. Findlay was born in Washington, Utah, November 29, 1867. She was the daughter of Edwin and Emily Sandall Ford. When she was five years old her parents move to Kanab where she has lived ever since.

She has always been an active member of the ward and a tireless worker in any civic improvement. For many years she was a member of the ward choir and for a time was organist. For several years she was an officer and worker in the Primary association. She has been an active member of the Kane County Chapter of the Utah Pioneers. At the time of her death she was treasurer of that organization and a teacher in the Relief Society.

April 19, 1892, she was married to John R. Findlay who survives her. To this union seven children were born five of whom are living; Adonis Robinson, Sandall Findlay, Lola Swapp, Lela Cowan and Beryl Vaughan.

In addition she leaves four step children, Bessie Little, Carolyn F. Roundy, Alex Findlay and Josephine Brown and four brothers and two sisters, John M. Ford, Wm. A. Ford, W. E. Ford, E. E. Ford, Rachel Riggs and Ruth Fuller.

Her family has lost a loved counselor, friend and mother; the community has lost a useful citizen.

Online Death Certificate 
Family links: 
  Edwin Ford (1831 - 1909)
  Emily Sandall Ford (1844 - 1879)
  John Robertson Findlay (1857 - 1941)*
  Allen Findlay (1893 - 1894)*
  Lola Findlay Swapp (1895 - 1982)*
  Sandall Ford Findlay (1901 - 1939)*
  Beryl Findlay Harman (1904 - 1988)*
  Kelvin Robertson Findlay (1909 - 1928)*
  Edwin Mantripp Ford (1857 - 1921)**
  Charles Mantrip Ford (1858 - 1865)**
  John Mantripp Ford (1860 - 1933)**
  Rachel Ford Riggs (1863 - 1940)*
  James Edwin Ford (1865 - 1866)*
  Leah Ann Ford Findlay (1867 - 1930)
  William Alfred Ford (1870 - 1933)*
  Israel Wandle Ford (1870 - 1873)**
  Israel Wandel Ford (1870 - 1873)**
  George Merklee Ford (1872 - 1872)**
  Joseph Steventon Ford (1872 - 1892)*
  Willard Eugene Ford (1875 - 1946)*
  Henry Mace Ford (1875 - 1875)**
  Susan Emily Ford (1878 - 1878)*
  Margaret Edwina Ford Rider (1878 - 1915)**
  Ruth Ford Fuller (1880 - 1971)**
  Edwin Emanuel Ford (1885 - 1968)**
*Calculated relationship
Kanab City Cemetery
Kane County
Utah, USA
Plot: 76-1-2
Maintained by: InMemory
Originally Created by: Jan Dixon
Record added: Jan 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13157138
Leah Ann <i>Ford</i> Findlay
Added by: Bob Ford
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 Added: Aug. 5, 2006

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