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 Lucile Marie <I>Harvey</I> Walker

Lucile Marie Harvey Walker

Birth
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 19 Mar 1988 (aged 93)
Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot B-37-018-05
Memorial ID 86970 · View Source
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Lucille Marie Harvey was the daughter of Helen Alexander and Jonathan Louis Harvey.

On September 10, 1919, she married Harold Walker in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Being a poor middle child hasn't been so bad fo rme. I escaped the heavy work and responsiblity of the older children and the spoiling of the last ones, there were nine of us. My birthday was May 8, 1894. Our parents, Johnathan Lewis and Helen Alexander Harvey were native pioneers. Mother suffered with a heart ailment that made hard work diffiuclt for her so we children were trained to carry our share of responsibilities. Our parents were fine disciplinarians, firm but kind, rewards for good conduct and for tasks nicely done made punishments rather rare.
Some of the highlights of those childhood days were our first experiences with eletric lights, water in the house and a telephone. I attended the Central school where I graduated in 1908, having skipped the chart class and the third grade. In 1912 I graduated from Pleasant Grove High School's first four-year graduating class. I felt all puffed up wiht pride at being chosen valedictorian. Since then I've learned it showed no superior intellect, but only an ability to memorize easily. There were only eleven in our class. All my brothers and sisters had to go to B.Y.A. for their high school education. I attened at the University of Utah, the next year, 1913-15, I changed to BYU because I wanted to get an art supervisor's diploma given by that school. During 1914-15, I taught second grade at Pleasant Grove's new Central School, then I supervised the teaching of art in the various grades if Lindon and Pleasant Grove. That Fall (1915) I continued teaching and art supervision. My teaching was very satisfying but I longed for a college degree. So in Sept 1917 I registered at the U. of U. as a senior, although I had only two years of college credit plus two extension courses and a summer school. In the late Fall I developed a bad heart due to toxic goitre and had to spend a month in bed. I was determined to finish school. By March my health was si improved, I was able to attend my classes so I graduated with B.A. degree June 1918 with a minor in art and a minor in speech.
When Harold Walker returned from his mission in October, we patched up our differences and became engaged. We were married Sept. 10, 1919 at the Salt Lake Temple and went to live with his people at the farm house at Lindon. They have 3 children.
Since 1924 I have held some office in the Daughters of Utah Ioneers-- captain, class leader and relic chairman of camp; vice president of Utah County company; chaplain and corresponding secretary of the National Compnay. I helped raise funds for the Pioneer Museum at Slak Lake and served as guide 1946-50. Also solicited mannequins to display pioneer costumes at the musuem.
One of the most thrilling times in my life was the ordination of Harold to bishop of the grove Ward in 1947. His period of service, to his resignation in 1950, was one of happiness, unity and solidarity for our family. My church activities have included work on stake boards of Relief Society, and MIA, 13 years as class leader in Third and Grove Ward Releif Society, drama and speech leader, and 14 years as Sunday School teacher. For my community service, I was selected to represent Timpangos district (Utah County) as cabdidate for the Utah Mother of theyear, May 1954. Mrs. David O. McKay naturally won the honor of Utah mother. There were so amny outstanding candidates.In April 1955 Harold and & were called by President Warnick to serve as special missionaries to senior Aaronice Priesthood men abd their families. We have worked as it nearly five years, helping these men to give up their bad habits, to gain faith and become active members of th eChurch. Working together as parents, as MIA and Sunday School teachers, and as missionaries has truly given us a feeling of unity that has brought rich satisfaction. We could ask no greater happiness for our posterity.
She passed away 19 Mar 1988 in Pleasant Grove, Utah and buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery by her wonderful husband.



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  • Maintained by: SRBentz
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86970
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lucile Marie Harvey Walker (8 May 1894–19 Mar 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86970, citing Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SRBentz (contributor 47051679) .