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Zella Spray Gollaher
Original name: Zella Gowans Gollaher
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Birth: May 18, 1893
Lakeview
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1975
Tooele
Tooele County
Utah, USA

TOOELE - Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the Tooele 4th LDS Ward Chapel for Zella Gowans Gollaher, 82, Tooele treasure for 23 years who won more elections than any other public official in the city's history.
Mrs. Gollaher died at her home in Tooele Thursday after a brief illness.

She held the record for longevity in office, serving with seven different mayors before retiring in 1959. She was a Republican.

Partly to help support her family after the death of her first husband, she ran for the office of city treasurer in 1935, then a part- time position that paid $50 a month.

When the position was made appointive in 1956, Mrs.
Gollaher was the choice of Mayor Frank Stone to continue to serve as the treasurer until her retirement.

Born in Lake View, Tooele County, May 18, 1893, she was
a daughter of Elijah and Alice Tarrant Spray.
She was married May 1, 1912, to Albert H. Gowans.
They had five children. Mr. Gowans died in 1930 and a
son, Blaine, was killed in an automobile accident in 1935.
She was married in 1946 to John D. Gollaher, who had
served 30 years as Tooele's first city manager. He died in
1955.

Mrs. Gollaher was active in LDS Church activities and
was a member of the Business and Professional Women 's Club, the Tooele Women's Club and the Garden Club here.

She is survived by three sons, Wendell H. and Jack K.,
Tooele, A. Sherman, Salt Lake City; a daughter, Mrs.
Ruth Gordon , Erda; a brother, Robert Spray, Boise; a sister, Mrs. Ivy Daniels , Tooele ; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren

Friends may call at the Tate funeral Home in Tooele Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and an hour before services Monday. Burial will be in the Tooele Cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Elijah Lowe Spray (1847 - 1903)
  Alice Tarrant Kirk (1858 - 1939)
 
 Spouses:
  Albert H Gowans (1889 - 1930)
  John D Gollaher (1886 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  Timothy Osborne Spray (1874 - 1951)**
  Anna Mariah Spray Steel (1875 - 1961)**
  Sarah Ann Spray Spalding (1878 - 1921)**
  Elijah Osborne Spray (1880 - 1963)**
  Scottney Tarrant Spray (1886 - 1938)*
  Josephine Tarrant Spray Gillette (1888 - 1971)*
  Robert Tarrant Spray (1890 - 1979)*
  Zella Spray Gollaher (1893 - 1975)
  Ivy Spray Daniels (1895 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Tooele City Cemetery
Tooele
Tooele County
Utah, USA
Plot: 9-127-2
 
Maintained by: Anne
Originally Created by: Utah State Historical So...
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 96865
Zella <i>Spray</i> Gollaher
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Zella <i>Spray</i> Gollaher
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 Added: Feb. 4, 2012
 
 
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