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 Lucy Luvilla <I>Mccombs</I> Thurman

Lucy Luvilla Mccombs Thurman

Birth
Afton, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
Death 28 Dec 1938 (aged 50)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Grover, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 5996300 · View Source
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A pall of gloom was cast over the valley Friday morning when the family and friends of Lucy L Thurman, wife of Ray S Thurman learned of her death which occurred at the Wesley Memorial Hospital at Chicago Illinois. Lucy Thruman, accompanied by her husband, left for Chicago November 8th for medical care. Her condition called for two very critical operations. The first one proved successful. After an interval of six weeks with courage and hope, she reentered the hospital December 26th. The second operation was performed the next day. Notwithstanding all that medical skill could do, and the faith and prayers of her family and friends, she passed away December 28, 1938. The remains arrived at Cokeville Friday morning and were brought to her home in Grover.
Lucy L McCombs Thurman was born at Afton, Wyoming October 12, 1888. The daughter of Andrew Carlos and Ellen Gray McCombs. When she was six weeks old her mother moved to a log cabin on the McCombs ranch in the Narrows where she spent her childhood and early girlhood.
She attended school at Grover in the little log schoolhouse. She and her sister Ella rode to school in a little cart during the fall of the year and in a sleigh during the winter months. Most of the time driving the team themselves. Sometimes the snow would be six feet deep. At such times it was almost impossible to pass when meeting another team.
Lucy loved to sing. All during her childhood and young womanhood she and her sister ella sang at meetings and entertainments. Often their girl friends Zelpha and Ada Lauder sang with them.
At an early age Lucy was called as an assistant teacher in the Primary. Years later she served as counselor to Alice Anderson and later as Counselor to Minnie Hinck in the Primary. When 18 years old Lucy was called to be organist in the Grover Sunday School. She also worked as a teacher for two years in this organization. She served as a Relief Society visiting teacher for several years.
She was married to Ray S. Thurman April 8, 1909 in the Salt Lake Temple. To this union were born eleven children, one, Florence, died eleven years ago.
Sister Lucy was a kind, patient and loving mother. Like all true mothers she considered her children before herself. She worked and sacrificed that they may be given advantages that she did not have the privilege to enjoy.
When her husband was called to be Bishop of the Grover ward, she gave him her hearty support in every way. His duties often called him away from home. This added to her work, but she cheerfully sent him on his way and helped with the work herself. Many times when Bishop came in at night from work, she would remind him of meetings and appointments he had forgotten. she did not complain that she was left alone so much with her family, but felt it was her duty to help him with his responsibility and was kind and considerate during his many illnesses.
The last ten years of her life her health was very poor. At times she suffered a great deal, but she did not complain and no one realized how intensely she suffered. Many times she sought medical advice concerning her condition but received little aid. Hoping to receive relief from her suffering she and her husband went to Chicago to the best help that could be had, but God saw fit to call her home. she leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and the following children; Mrs Reita White, Mrs Nellie Campbell, Mrs Helen Newswander of Afton, Mrs Ruth Turner, Stewart M, Ray M, Lucille, Byron, Marvelene and Joyce of Grover. Her aged parents Mr and Mrs A.C. McCombs, three sisters, Mrs Ella Van Leuven of Baker City Oregon and Mrs Isadore Christensen and Mary McCombs, and two brothers, elmer and Arvid G. McCombs of Grover.
Large and impressive funeral services were held monday in the Grover ward chapel under the direction of Bishop Delos Gardner. The choir sang "Beautiful Zion Built Above".
Prayer was offered by Bro Josdph Anderson, the choir sang "That Beautiful Land."
Bro O.P. Peterson spoke of his association with Brother and Sister Thurman as young people in the ward. also of his association with Bro. Thurman in the bishopric for 25 years.
Sister Mary Call sang "Going Home" Bro Louis J. Jensen told of the early associations when Grover was first settled. Told how Bro McCombs brought the family from the ranch to Sunday School and meeting every Sunday. Mrs Phyllis Hepworth sang, "Somewhere a Voice is Calling.
President Clarence Gardner spoke of the consolation the Gospel gave to us. That we should acknowledge the hand of the Lord even though the trial was hard to bear.
Bro. Ernest Turner sang "Teach Me To Pray".
Bro Jay Hepworth spoke of the worth of the Gospel to mankind and the reward of motherhood.
The choir sang "Sometime We'll Understand."
Closing prayer was offered by Orlan Van Leuven. The grave was dedicated by Charles A. Thurman.
The floral offering were many and beautiful.
Many relatives from out of the valley were in attendance at the funeral.

My middle name is the same as this grandmother I never did get to meet. She died before I was born.



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  • Created by: Carol STEVENS
  • Added: 25 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5996300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lucy Luvilla Mccombs Thurman (12 Oct 1888–28 Dec 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5996300, citing Grover Cemetery, Grover, Lincoln County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Carol STEVENS (contributor 46861595) .