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 Mary Leona <I>Dunn</I> Doty

Mary Leona Dunn Doty

Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, USA
Death 20 Oct 1992 (aged 87)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot V_499_11
Memorial ID 151877 · View Source
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Mary Leona Dunn Doty died on October 20, 1992 as a result of the effects of advanced age.

She was 87 years old.

She was born June 14, 1905 in Tooele, Utah, the seventh of the 10 children of Joseph Owen Dunn and Mary Ann Craner.

She learned the meaning of hard work on her father's farm in Tooele and later in Corinne, Utah. She tended children in Logan, Utah in order to obtain an education. She became a school teacher and later taught in junior high school in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She married Benjamin McCarrey Doty in the Logan LDS Temple June 15, 1927.

They were the parents of three children, G. Richard Doty, South Pasadena, Calif.; Donald B. Doty, Bountiful; and Mary Ann Erickson, Joshua Tree, Calif.

The family resided in Honolulu, Hawaii during the 1930's. She learned traditional hula dancing and performed with unusual grace for one who was not Polynesian. She would occasionally dance on request even until the last year of her life. The family moved to Los Angeles, Calif. in 1942. She worked for many years in the Bulletin Mailing Department of the University of Southern California. She loved the atmosphere of the college campus and the service she performed. Retiring at age 65, she spent her time working in the Los Angeles LDS Temple, and accompanying her husband on frequent day fishing trips, reading and doing needle work. She enjoyed quilting until her vision failed. She moved with her husband to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1989 for greater security and comfort.
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Leona was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She distinguished herself in church service as a teacher of two year old children in Sunday School at Studio City Ward, in North Hollywood, Calif. for 20 consecutive years. She assisted parents in teaching Gospel principles to an entire generation of children.

Leona was a kind and gentle woman. Her attributes of patience and grace were greatly admired. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 23, 1992, 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South. Friends may call at 12 noon at the Evans & Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South.
Funeral directors, Evans & Early.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heart and Lung Institute, Deseret Foundation, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT.
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  • Maintained by: Chad Kendell
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 151877
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Leona Dunn Doty (14 Jun 1905–20 Oct 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 151877, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Chad Kendell (contributor 47022398) .