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 Juanita Leone <I>Leavitt</I> Brooks

Juanita Leone Leavitt Brooks

Birth
Bunkerville, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Death 26 Aug 1989 (aged 91)
Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Plot B_5_7_4
Memorial ID 15422484 · View Source
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Author. A native of Bunkerville, Nevada, she was a historian whose expertise was the American West and Mormon history. A lifetime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she was a graduate of the BYU and Columbia University. She later served as a member on the Board of Directors for the Utah Historical Society, for whom she also wrote numerous historical articles, family narratives, and a biographical work on her grandfather, Dudley Leavitt. She also worked as an English instructor at the Dixie College for Women, before settling in St. George, Utah. Brooks is best noted for such works as, "The Mountain Meadows Massacre" (1950), and "John Doyle Lee: Zealot, Pioneer Builder, Scapecoat" (1961).


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 15422484
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Juanita Leone Leavitt Brooks (15 Jan 1898–26 Aug 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15422484, citing Saint George City Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .