Flora Permelia <I>Sterrett</I> Whittemore

Flora Permelia Sterrett Whittemore

Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 22 Feb 1993 (aged 102)
Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho, USA
Burial Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 26037850 · View Source
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Obituary in the Caribou County Sun dated Feb. 25, 1993 reads:


Flora Permelia Sterrett Whittemore, affectionately called "Gramma Whittemore", 102, passed away Monday Feb. 22, 1993 at the Caribou Memorial Nursing Home. She was born October 10, 1890 at Pleasant Grove, Utah the daughter of Hosea and Susan Arletta Philips Sterrett.
She married Richard L. Whittemore Sept. 21, 1914 at Ashton. Mr. Whittemore passed away February 6 1938. She had lived at Independence MO. for 15 years, Pleasant Grove, Utah 11 years, Ashton 17 years, Montana for five years and the Grays Lake, Soda Springs area for 50 years.
She had a 12 year education and college classes. At the age of 100, she took a correspondence course in geology from Utah State University while living in the nursing home.
She was a member of the Soda Springs LDS 8th Ward. She taught Gospel Doctrine classes and served on the Stake Board for Sunday School, Mutual, and Relief Society. She worked in many positions in the Reorganized Church. She loved politics and any worth-while cause.
She enjoyed gardening, rock collecting, reading and traveling by train or bus. She was a writer, a proofreader and a bookkeeper. She had written articles for newspapers, magazines, and some church publications. At one time she had a column "Grams Corner" in the Idaho State Journal and also reported for the Post Register in Idaho Falls for several years.
She is survived by one son and his wife, Leslie E. and Nadine Whittemore, Littleton Colorado, and two daughters, Lorraine Whittemore, San Fransisco, California and Mary and Russell Sibbett of Wayan. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren eight great, great grandchildren and a sister Beulah Sterrett, 94 of Independence MO. She was preceded in death by a daughter Lois, and three sisters, Ida Crow, Sue Story and Fannie.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Hooper LDS Chapel in Soda Springs with Bishop Don Harding officiating. Friends may call on Thursday evening at the Allen-Sims Funeral Home in Soda Springs from 7 to 8 p.m. and on Friday at the chapel from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of the Allen-Sims Funeral Home.

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  • Created by: Lisa Olorenshaw
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 26037850
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Flora Permelia Sterrett Whittemore (10 Oct 1890–22 Feb 1993), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26037850, citing Fairview Cemetery, Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Lisa Olorenshaw (contributor 46990396) .