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Maria "Marie" Obray Eskelsen
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1905
Paradise
Cache County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1976
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Maria Obray "Marie" Danielsen Eskelsen was born Wednesday, November 1, 1905 in Paradise, Utah to Joseph Brenchley Obray and Margaret Tams Bickmore.

She was raised in Paradise. Maria graduated from South Cache High School on May 22, 1925.

She married Henry Danielsen on June 6, 1927 in Ogden, Utah. He preceded her in death on September 28, 1958. She married Lorenzo Nephi Eskelsen on December 28, 1967 in Evanston, Wyoming.

During the first eleven years of their marriage, they lived in Inglewood, California, McKay, Idaho, Malad, Idaho, and Logan, Utah. In August 1938, the Danielsen family moved to the Salt Lake Valley, where they have lived since. From 1938 until 1943, she resided at 20 North P Street (1000 East) in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City. In 1943, she moved to 1377 South 300 East in the Liberty Wells neighborhood of Salt Lake City. From 1966 until her death, she maintained three residences in Salt Lake City. During this time, she lived in the family home on 300 East, her second husband's home at 964 West 300 North in the Rose Park neighborhood of Salt Lake City, and a home she purchased with her second husband at 133 East Williams Avenue (997 South) in the Central City neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

In addition to raising her children, Maria raised four step-children. From 1949 until her retirement in 1970, Marie worked at JC Penney as a records clerk.

In her later years, Marie had diabetes and suffered several strokes. Marie passed away suddenly and tragically on Wednesday, July 21, 1976 at LDS Hospital of complications following a heart attack and stroke. She was seventy.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 26, 1976 at 10:00 a.m. at Deseret Mortuary located at 36 East 700 South in Salt Lake City. Calling hours were held on Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the mortuary.
Graveside Services were held following the conclusion of the Funeral Services in the Hyrum City Cemetery located at 600 East Main Street in Hyrum, where Marie was laid to rest beside her husband and son. 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Brenchley Obray (1867 - 1940)
  Margaret Tams Bickmore Obray (1869 - 1958)
 
 Spouses:
  Henry Danielsen (1881 - 1958)*
  Lorenzo Nephi "Ren" Eskelsen (1905 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Donald Danielsen (1928 - 1928)*
  Dorothy Danielsen (1928 - 1928)*
  Glendon Ray Danielsen (1929 - 1938)*
  Don Danielsen (1932 - 2003)*
  Larry Obray Danielsen (1937 - 1987)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Floyd Obray (1888 - 1888)**
  Hilary Obray (1890 - 1964)**
  Margaret Tams "Maggie" Bickmore Swenson (1890 - 1965)**
  Ernest Obray (1893 - 1893)**
  Stella Obray Lauritzen (1894 - 1930)**
  Avilda Obray Kingsford (1897 - 1938)**
  Clyde Tams Obray (1901 - 1974)*
  Melba Elizabeth Obray Baird (1903 - 1995)*
  Maria Obray Eskelsen (1905 - 1976)
  Gertrude Obray Leishman (1911 - 1990)*
  Caroline Obray Summers (1913 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Hyrum City Cemetery
Hyrum
Cache County
Utah, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 1, Grave 3
GPS (lat/lon): 41.63374, -111.83984
 
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Aug 23, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21104643
Maria Marie <i>Obray</i> Eskelsen
Added by: Ryan Curtis
 
Maria Marie <i>Obray</i> Eskelsen
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Maria Marie <i>Obray</i> Eskelsen
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