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Sara Virginia Moyle Creer
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1906
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1993
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Sara Moyle Creer passed away November 4, 1993, at age 87, in her home incident to old age.

She was born August 13, 1906 in Salt Lake City to James Henry Moyle and Alice Dinwoodey. She married Frank Brockbank Creer September 17, 1930 in the Salt Lake Temple. Her husband preceded her in death on January 29, 1993.

She attended the Salt Lake City public schools; Holton-Arms Girls School in Washington, D.C.; LDS High School and graduated from the University of Utah. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Henry D. Moyle, James D. Moyle, Gilbert D. Moyle, Walter G. Moyle and her sister, Evelyn Nelson.

She was one of the first presidents of the University of Utah Chapter of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society for 12 years and was the Chairman of the American Cancer Crusade for several years; she served as an officer of a committee entitled Citizens for Better Government (an organization which successfully defeated a referendum on the liquor-by-the-drink proposal) while at the same time active in the Salt Lake Country Club's women's bowling and golfing league while all the time serving as president of her Stake Relief Society; she was also president of her Ward Primary and Relief Society for eighteen continuous years; she was a faithful supporter of the Utah Symphony Guild and served as president of the Volunteers at the LDS Hospital.

She spent much of her life taking people into her home for extended periods and who needed help and assisting many more such people in our community. There are many who call her Grandmother who are not related to her. All her life she reached out to those around her.

Her grandfather, James Moyle, was the general superintendent over the construction of the Salt Lake Temple. Her other grandfather, Henry Dinwoodey, was the first furniture merchant in the State of Utah and Woods Cross was named after her great-grandfather, Daniel Wood. Her father was the first Utahn who served as a high-ranking government official in Washington, D.C. He served as assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury in the administration of President Woodrow Wilson commencing in 1917. Her father, brother and son all ran for governor of Utah and lost.

She is survived by her children, Alice Young, John Preston and Jennie Creer, Elizabeth Buehner, David and Joan Creer, Salt Lake City; Sally and Brooke Grant, Park City; Carolyn Pinney, Summit, New Jersey; 28 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 8, 1993 at 1 p.m. at the University Ward, 160 South University Street. Friends may call Sunday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, and Monday, 11:30 to 12:45 a.m. at the ward. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sara's name to Hogle Zoo, 2600 Sunnyside Avenue, SLC, UT 84108

Deseret News, November 6, 1993, Page B7
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  James Henry Moyle (1858 - 1946)
  Alice Evelyn Dinwoodey Moyle (1865 - 1950)
  Frank Brockbank Creer (1907 - 1993)*
  John Preston Creer (1933 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: WEST_3_145_1W
Maintained by: Bonnie Huish
Originally Created by: John Warnke (inactive)
Record added: Oct 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22326676
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