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 Almeda “Meda” <I>Bagley</I> Magleby

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Almeda “Meda” Bagley Magleby

  • Birth 3 Oct 1910 Greenwich, Piute County, Utah, USA
  • Death 23 Mar 2003 Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
  • Plot A.34.02.01
  • Memorial ID 48173432


Carvel V
Carol Stewart
Max G. Anderson

Given name: Emily Almeda Bagley

Emily Almeda Bagley Magleby was born October 3, 1910 to Cyrenius and Lucille (Brindley)Bagley in Greenwich, Utah at what is called the old Price place near the entrance to the Indian Reservation.

She grew up on the farm in Box Creek (Greenwich). She was the oldest of four children. She had one brother, LaZone and two sisters, Utahna and Melba.

She attended the lower grades in school in the little red school house and then went to Koosharem to school where
she lived with her Uncle Ed and Aunt Pauline Bagley. She became best friends with her cousin Vonda Bagley Anderson. They roomed together in Richfield while attending school there, and also at to Snow College.

She met Victor when he would come to the ranch from Monroe. He sometimes brought sheep or cattle over Monroe Mountain to
the ranch and then stayed at the ranch quite oftenduring the summer.

The ranch was only about a mile from her home. They were married on July 27, 1932 in the Logan Temple. They went alone to the temple, and then went on to Yellowstone on their honeymoon. They ran out of money somewhere in Idaho so they stopped at one of Victor's relatives while he helped haul hay to earn enough money to continue on their

After their marriage they lived at the ranch that is located down below Box Creek along the Otter Creek. They had three children, Carvel, Carol, and Max Anderson.

She and Victor raised Max after her sister Utahna died shortly after his birth.

Almeda worked hard all her life. She raised chickens and sold eggs. She hated mice. One day when Vic was putting
a new floor in the chicken coop, he found a nest of baby
mice. He put them in a small bucket with a lid and sent
Carol to the house to deliver them to Almeda. She ran in
the bedroom and slammed the door. No one knows if he
got his dinner that night!

She had a garden and she canned vegetables and fruit. She
was very particular about all of her canning. The fruit had
to be just so ripe to taste good in the bottle, so that meant much sorting. She was an outstanding cook and had many
people eat at her table through the years. The threshers
always looked forward to her meals. One man who had come from Texas to work on installing the telephone lines,
said he had eaten in many places but never had tasted food
as good as hers. Her potato salad was legendary.

In 1960 Vic and Almeda moved to Richfield.
Was a nurse's aide at Sevier Valley Hospital for many years.

She spent the last three years of her life in her daughters home. John and Carol took care of her until her death.

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  • Created by: Max Grant Anderson
  • Added: 15 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48173432
  • Max Grant Anderson
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Almeda “Meda” Bagley Magleby (3 Oct 1910–23 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48173432, citing Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Max Grant Anderson (contributor 47241367) .