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Laura Rozell Holladay Belcher
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Birth: May 24, 1885
Graham County
Arizona, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1975
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Children for Clarence LeRoy Belcher and Laura Rozell Holladay
Clarence Demont Belcher 20 May 1908 - 15 May 1999
Everett Holladay Belcher 09 Mar 1915 - 23 July 2004
Mary Elizabeth Belcher 11 Jun 1920 - 6 Aug 1968
Laura Napina 10 Ded 1896 - 19 Feb 1907

Laura Rozell Holladay Belcher was born in Pima, Graham, Arizona, which was Indian Country. She was the oldest of 10 children. Their home was a one room log cabin, with a dirt floor and dirt roof that leaded when it rained. Her mother was so frightened of the Indian and homes sick for the family that after three years they decided to return to their home in Santaquin, Utah County, Utah where most of the Holladay clan resided at that time.

When eight years of age, the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated (1893). Rozell was able to go to the dedication.

She graduated from the eight grades, and in the fall of 1900 entered the Brigham Young Academy, Provo, Utah. Rozell graduated from the Brigham Young Academy in the spring of 1903 with a degree in secretary work and tailoring.

In the fall of 1904 she met Clarence Belcher who also attended the Brigham Young Academy and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple on 20 Sept 1905. They had 3 children come into our home that were the joy of her life.

Rozell held many church positions: Junior girl's teacher in mutual, visiting teacher, counselor and later President of the Relief Society in the Spring Lake Ward.

While living in the Payson 4th ward she was a visiting teacher, Literature and Theology teacher over a period of years and she taught Mutual.

She was a member of the Daughter of the Utah Pioneers, serving as Vice Captain and Captain of camp #1.

She and her husband were called to the Southwest Indian Mission on April 1, 1953 when she was 68 year old. They took a trailer to live in while serving in that area.

Due to her husband's work as a carpenter they moved many times to places where work was available.

Their last move was to a brick home on 1207 Charlton Ave. in Salt Lake City. After living there for 6 months Clarence passed away. It was decided that Rozell would rent the home and live in an apartment near the temple. She spent 6 years doing research at the Genealogical Library, searching all day and typing until ten or eleven at night. Then she started doing temple sessions every day as long as she was able. She passed away on 9 Feb 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Family links: 
  Joseph Augustus Holladay (1861 - 1936)
  Mary Abiah Carter Holladay (1864 - 1949)
  Clarence LeRoy Belcher (1882 - 1956)*
  Clarence Dermont Belcher (1908 - 1999)*
  Mary Elizabeth Belcher Rasicci (1920 - 1968)*
  Laura Rozell Holladay Belcher (1885 - 1975)
  David Earl Holladay (1889 - 1968)*
  Josie Marie Holladay Hunt (1901 - 1989)*
  VerDell Holladay (1905 - 1916)*
  D Carter Holladay (1906 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Perry A Sloan
Record added: Jul 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54570565
Laura Rozell <i>Holladay</i> Belcher
Added by: Perry A Sloan
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