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 Lida Margaret <I>Waugaman</I> McPheeters

Lida Margaret Waugaman McPheeters

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 30 Apr 1991 (aged 79)
Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Sec. I Lot 19 Pos. 10
Memorial ID 86082 · View Source
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MOTHER: Lida Margaret (Waugaman) McPheeters is the second daughter born to William Cummings Waugaman and Mina Margaret (Munson) Waugaman. She was born 3 March 1912 in Salt Lake City, UT. Lida was an excellent student. She loved to read the classics. Lida graduated from East High School in the pre-secretarial program. She won several awards for her speed and correctness in Gregg Shorthand in in typing. She was an astute learner! Lida was later hired as an Executive Secretary to the President of Prudential Insurance Co.,in Salt Lake. Lida saved the money that she earned for her "trolley fare" and the rest of the money she gave to her "Mama" to help with expenses. Lida Margaret Waugaman met a 6'2" slim fellow named Leonard Harry McPheeters on a blind date. They chose to be married 1 July 1935 in Salt Lake City, UT. Lida did not work after her marriage, but she had an agreement with Leonard that they would save a little money each month to help her widowed mother (she did this her whole life)! Schooling and reading books was important to Lida. Lida always said, "I know if I had had the chance to go to the university full-time, I would have been an A+ student." Lida enrolled in evening classes and thrived in learning. She loved reading about history. Lida always wrote in a small daily diary. About 1950 Lida became interested in a new hobby called genealogy. Lida's skills in reading, writing and research were peaked in this new challenge. She joyously researched at the Family History Library and discovered that her ggg great grandfather had been a sixteen year-old drummer in General George Washington's Army! Lida took increased pride in her heritage! The hobby of genealogy brought her much joy with each discovery. Her husband, Leonard supported her travels and provided a wide carriage typewriter for her hobby. Although, Lida was the mother of six children and had many home responsibilities she always found a way to increase her hours, so she could work on genealogy. She would awake early in the morning while her husband and children were sleeping and work on her genealogy records. Lida was dedicated to the Lord ever since she was a little girl. She treasured an old Bible picture book that she received for Christmas as a child. She memorized verses from the Bible as she did her housework. She believed in paying tithing. Lida's faith was enhanced through time, patience and mature love to allow her husband to find his own focus towards towards Christian service. Leonard and Lida were good companions and jointly learned to serve the Lord with their personal talents. Lida was a "natural teacher" and enjoyed teaching teaching in church. When Leonard and Lida moved to sunny California their relationship was enriched, and they jointly found happiness by service to others. Those sweet days and years in California passed too fast! Time had given Lida and Leonard fulfillment with their growing family. (bio by: Anonymous)



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  • Maintained by: Rose Wright
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86082
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lida Margaret Waugaman McPheeters (3 Mar 1912–30 Apr 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86082, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rose Wright (contributor 46889763) .