Valera Luella <I>Wakefield</I> Washburn

Valera Luella Wakefield Washburn

Fountain Green, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Death 13 Dec 1963 (aged 86)
Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Huntington, Emery County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 28958160 · View Source
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Valera Luella Wakefield was born 15 June 1877, in Fountain Green, Utah, to Thomas Garlick an Maria Jane Johnson Wakefield. He folks moved to Huntington while Luella was a baby. Here she attended school and was active in the church young people's programs.

Jesse Alvin Washburn and Luella Wakefield were married 2 September, 1896, in the Manti Temle.

In addition to being the mother of eleven children, Luella became certified as a midwife. In that capacity, in the absence of doctors, she assisted in the birth of uncounted babies. She was also an accomplished seamstress and milliner and was widely known as an excellent teacher. She taught at Huntington, Woodside, Bush Valley, new Mexico, Theodore, Duchesne and Tabiona, Utah.

In 1953, she was Utah's Mother of the Year and in the national convettion in New York City she was declared the runner-up to the National Mother of the Year.

She died 13 December 1963, in Orem, and was interred in the family plot in Huntington, Utah. (The preceding life sketch is from the book, John Fleming Wakefield His Ancestry and Posterity, by Melvin Wakefield on page 60).

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