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 Eunice Melvina <I>Davis</I> Dana

Eunice Melvina Davis Dana

Birth
Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA
Death 17 Apr 1940 (aged 80)
Thayne, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Thayne, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 33677629 · View Source
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Mrs Eunice Melvina Dana of Thayne passedaway at her home early Wednesday morning from infirmities incident to old age. She had been ill for about a month prior to her death. Mrs Dana was one of the oldest valley pioneers, having settled here about 52 years ago. She was the mother of Bishop Roy Dana and Frank Dana of Thayne.
Funeral services will be held in Thayne Friday.
The Independent will publish a brief sketch of her life in our next issue.

Dana, Eunice Melvina (1) (18 Apr 1940)

Mrs Eunice Melvina Dana passed quietly away early Wednesday morning April 17, 1940 from infirmities incident to old age, at the home of her daughter Mrs Lucy Nelson.
Sister Dana was born at Farmington, Utah, February 25 1860 The daught4er of Alma and Lucy Ann Davis. when but a mere child she moved to Bennington, Idaho with parents where her early girlhood days were spent.
At the age of 10 she with a group of Pioneers left Bennington for Arizona. While en-route to Arizona she married Roswell R. Dana and preceded on the way to Mesa where her early married life was spent among the first people to settle in Mesa.
She and her husband lived in Mesa for eight years, during this time four children were born to them. The two oldest children passed away before they left Mesa, and they returned to Bennington with the two girls, Lucy and Eliza. After spending one year in Bennington they moved to Star Valley in the year 1888 since made their home.
Brother and Sister Dana were among the first to make their home in Lower Star Valley, and went throu all the hardships that our forefathers went through in order that life be more pleasant for their children and friends.
Their early home was located on what is commonly called Muddy String and it was here while on the ranch they raised a family of seven children.
In the year 1911, they sold their ranch to the three boys and built a home in Bedford where they hoped to enjoy themselves in their later years closer to friends, neighbors and church. They were here only a short time when Brother Dana was stricken with poor health, and in the fall of 1912 he and his wife and their son Roy again went to Mesa in hopes the change of climate would prove beneficial. It was here in Mesa that Brother Dana was called in death.
From this time on Sister Dana spent most of her time doing Temple work and visiting among her children, until her oldest son Alma lost his wife. Then she returned to help care for Alma and his seven mother-less children.
Three years later Alma was called by the Grim reaper and as she was no longer able to resume the responsibility she again turned to the work in the temple.
The past six years of her life she has been an invalid. The first three years were spent in the homes of her two sons, Roy and Frank, where nothing was left undone that could make life more pleasant for Mother. The last three years were spent in the home of her daughter Lucy.
Sister Dana was never too busy or tired to help a neighbor or friend in need. In her younger years she was in nearly every home assisting during sickness, doing her part to lift the burden from someone in sorrow.
During the flu epidemic she was a constant visitor at the homes of the afflicted. She helped wash, dress and lay away the first person who died in Thayne. She has served as an officer in the Relief Society, Mutual and Primary organizations. She has indeed been a wonderful Mother to her family and friends.
She leaves to morn her loss four daughters; Lucy Nelson and Eliza Wright of Thayne; Geneva Ivie of Etna, Rolla Folkman of Ogden, two sons, Roy and Frank Dana of Thayne; one sister Emma Hemmert of Afton; 46 grandchildren 75 great grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends.
Services were held at Thayne under the direction of Olive Haderlie.
Funeral march by Fred Hill.
The first son a chorus "Oh My Father" assisted by Prof. Hill on the piano.
Opening Prayer by Lee Preston of Bedford.
Duets "My Father Knows" by Walter Brower and Alta Sanderson. First speaker, J.W. Titensor a neighbor of Sister Dana for 52 years. spoke of her honor ability and general worth as a neighbor.
Bishop L.W. Fluckiger was the next speaker, not being able to remember a great deal about Sister Dana be spoke of the character and reputation of her family.
Duet: "in the Garden" was sung by James Gomm and Mrs. Condie.
Reynold Robinson next spoke of Sister Dana as a Mother and read poetry that was very fitting for the occasion.
Duet; "Face to Face" by Ivan Gardner.
President Papworth spoke next and he also read lines that expressed the life of Sister Dana.
Closing song by the mixed chorus.
Benediction by David Larsen.
The Grave was dedicated by Oliver Haderlie.

Dana, Eunice Melvina (2) (25 Apr 1940) Star Valley Independent

Eunice Melvina Davis is the daughter of Alma Davis and Lucy Ann Perry
Eunice Melvina Davis married Roswell Root Dana
25 OCT 1878 in Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah,USA


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  • Created by: Carol STEVENS
  • Added: 9 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33677629
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eunice Melvina Davis Dana (25 Feb 1860–17 Apr 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33677629, citing Thayne Cemetery, Thayne, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Carol STEVENS (contributor 46861595) .