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Melba Larae Plowman Bergeson
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Birth: Sep. 29, 1909
Cache County
Utah, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 2003
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Melba P. Bergeson, 93, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2003 in Salt Lake City.

Born Sept 29, 1909 to Ervin and Bessie Kirkbride Plowman in Smithfield, UT. She received her degree in education from what became Utah State and went on to teach elementary school before her marriage to Sheldon I. Bergeson, Lewiston, UT, July 8, 1936 in the Logan LDS Temple. They became the parents of a son, Gary Sheldon, and daughter, Annette.

Melba accompanied Sheldon to many areas of the United States and world during Sheldon's employment as a field director for the American Red Cross, and she always loved learning about the cultures of those places. She and her husband added to the strength of the LDS Church wherever they went and made many friends.

From the time she was a young girl, Melba enjoyed the performing arts, writing and reciting poetry, and writing and producing road shows. She stayed very active into her late 80s, entertaining AARP members at their monthly meetings. She also enjoyed flower arranging, painting, cooking, and gardening. She and Sheldon loved sharing their bounteous garden product with neighbors, friends, and church members.

Melba loved each member of her family, and especially enjoyed family gatherings.

She is survived by her daughter, Annette (Ernest) Wessman, West Valley City, UT; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband; and son, Gary S. Bergeson.

Services Tues. 12 noon Jordan North LDS 2nd Ward chapel, 4270 S. Falcon St (4145 W), West Valley where friends and family may call Tues. 10:45-11:45 a.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.
(Published in Salt Lake Tribune on August 24, 2003)
Spouse: Sheldon I (Israel) Bergeson 6/01/1906-7/13/2001 died in Gresham, Oregon.

Son: Gary S (Sheldon) Bergeson 7/17/1938-7/8/2002 died in Oregon.

Paternal grandparents are Lewis John Plowman and Elizabeth Ann Thompson. 
Family links: 
  Ervin Plowman (1886 - 1938)
  Bessie Luray Kirkbride Williams (1891 - 1970)
  Sheldon Isreal Bergeson (1906 - 2001)*
  Melba Larae Plowman Bergeson (1909 - 2003)
  Lewis Quinn Plowman (1917 - 1993)*
  James Ralph Plowman (1922 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
Valley View Memorial Park
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Pat Pitcher
Record added: Feb 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84353387
Melba Larae <i>Plowman</i> Bergeson
Added by: Pat Pitcher
Melba Larae <i>Plowman</i> Bergeson
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- Pat Pitcher
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