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 Joseph Franklin Russon

Joseph Franklin Russon

Birth
Lehi, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 12 Aug 1958 (aged 84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Joseph Franklin Russon, 84, noted Utah artist and educator, died Tuesday at 10:45 p.m. after a long illness. Death occurred at his residence.
His art and education career began in 1910, when he became art supervisor for Utah County Public Schools. After a few years there, he moved to Salt Lake County. He was art supervisor for Salt Lake City Public Schools for many years, taught art and manual training for some time and was an art instructor at Murray and East high schools.
Mr. Russon also instructed at the University of Utah and at the Brigham Young University Summer School. A number of murals in the Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are Mr. Russon's work. He retired from teaching, from East High School, where he taught 12 years, approximately 10 years ago.
He was born April 10, 1874, in Lehi, a son of Lott and Eliza Round Russon.
He married Lily Wood Repton on June 15, 1898, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died Jan. 20, 1955.
He was a graduate of Pratt Institute of New York City and attended Brigham Young University. Active in the LDS Church, he served on a mission to Great Britain.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter, Stanley, Salt Lake City; Kenneth Gene, Los Angeles; Mrs. Marjorie Limb, Cedar City; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 12:15 p.m. at 255-2nd East by George Parker, bishop of the Colonial Hills Ward.

Salt Lake Tribune (UT) August 14, 1958


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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58554
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Franklin Russon (10 Apr 1874–12 Aug 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58554, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .