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Leola Seely Anderson
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1910
East Millcreek
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1968, France

Youngest daughter of Arta McLean Seely and Alfaretta Neff. Grew up mainly in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, where she taught school at an early age.

Graduated from the Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, Utah, and later from Brigham Young University. Married H. Duane Anderson in Salt Lake City in 1936. Staff writer and photographer for the Salt Lake Tribune around 1940. Mother of two sons. Active in literary circles, writing and publishing throughout her adult life.

Moved with her family to San Bernardino, California, in 1946. Taught English at San Bernardino Valley Union Junior College. Influential during the 1950s in the organization of early-morning "Seminary" religious education for Latter-day Saint high-school students, as well as "Institute" religious training in post-secondary education. Cherished, instructed, and counseled numerous young Californians, including her own boys.

Accompanied her husband to Paris in 1967, where he had been called to preside over the French Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After a year of active leadership, during which she became known and beloved among the French Latter-day Saints, Leola was killed in a traffic accident in Bazas, Gironde, France, just three days short of her 58th birthday.

Her legacy of devotion to duty and to the French people is well remembered there and among the missionaries she inspired. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arta McClain Seely (1874 - 1945)
  Alfaretta Neff Seely (1873 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Duane H Anderson (1913 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arta Elwyn Seely (1900 - 1966)*
  F Leland Seely (1903 - 1981)*
  Verna May Seely Carter (1906 - 1999)*
  Leola Seely Anderson (1910 - 1968)
  Grant Mclain Seely (1914 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Montecito Memorial Park
Colton
San Bernardino County
California, USA
 
Created by: Andy Anderson
Record added: Sep 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21716567
Leola <i>Seely</i> Anderson
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Leola <i>Seely</i> Anderson
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Leola <i>Seely</i> Anderson
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- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Jan. 31, 2015
My distant cousin. At rest.
- c j
 Added: Jul. 22, 2011
We miss you, Mammy.
- Your kids
 Added: Sep. 23, 2007
 
 
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