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Gladys Blanche Brooks Akhurst
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1895
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 7, 1961
Uintah County
Utah, USA

Funeral rites for Mrs. Gladys Blanche Brooks Akhurst, 66, were conducted Monday in the Maeser Second Ward chapel at 11 a.m. with Bishop Leo Hacking conducting.

Prayer at the home was offered by Raymond Lind. Prelude music for the services was played by Ruth L. Jones. Invocation was offered by Floyd Campbell.

Bishop Hacking gave a few remarks and a short history of the deceased followed by a song "Beyond the Sunset" sung by Glade and Elizabeth Sowards, narrated by Hallie Searle and accompanied by Ruth L. Jones.

First speaker was Leo Evan Smith and a special number "Not Now But In The Coming Years" was sung by a ladies chorus consisting of Clara Hall, Meriel Hacking, Eula Hall, Eloise Adams, Leah Abplanalp, and Mildred Mansfield.

Concluding speaker was Victor Bingham and the ladies chorus sang "O My Father". Benediction was offered by Elmer Lind. Postlude music was rendered by Margaret Roberts.

Burial was in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery with dedication of the grave by Lester Bingham. Pallbearers were Ray Smith, Howard Collett, Lynn Hall, Clyde Anderson, Clyde Hall and Denzel Adams.

Mrs. Akhurst died at her home in Maeser Thursday of last week of natural causes.

Mrs. Akhurst was born August 9, 1895, in Jameson, Clark County, Iowa, a daughter of David Emery and Audra Estella Hoch Brooks. When she was three years old, she moved to Glencoe, Oklahoma, where she resided until 1908 when she moved with her family to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where she met and married William Edward Akhurst, March 16, 1912.

They resided in Clark, Colorado on the Elk River in the summers and spent the winters in Miami, Florida. In 1916, they moved to Vernal where they have made their home in Maeser Second Ward since.

Mrs. Akhurst is survived by her husband; one son and one daughter, Clarence Herbert Akhurst, Concord, California and Florence Powell, Vernal. Another daughter Gertrude Richards preceded her in death, August 25, 1950.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren and three brothers, James T. Brooks, Swain Albert Brooks, Montrose, Colorado, and David Emery Brooks, Jerome, Idaho.

Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Akhurst, Concord, California; Edwin David Brooks, Jerome, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. William (Billy) Richards, Mrs. LeRee Vierra and two great-granddaughters, Hayward, California; Mrs. Carolyn Alfaro, Oakland, California; Leo Evan Smith, Provo; Mr. and Mrs. George Kemrey, Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thompson, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 
Family links: 
  David Emery Brooks (1866 - 1937)
  Audry Estella Hoch Brooks (1873 - 1929)
  William Edward Akhurst (1892 - 1970)
  Clarence Herbert Akhurst (1913 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Plot: L161 S2
Created by: Sheri McNary
Record added: Dec 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63092574
Gladys Blanche <i>Brooks</i> Akhurst
Added by: Sheri McNary
Gladys Blanche <i>Brooks</i> Akhurst
Added by: Sheri McNary
Gladys Blanche <i>Brooks</i> Akhurst
Added by: Sheri McNary
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Rest in Peace.
- Sheri McNary
 Added: Dec. 20, 2010

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