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Vada May Swain Massey

  • Birth 5 Aug 1917 Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Death 9 Aug 1937 Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA
  • Plot BB50.00_L2_S1
  • Memorial ID 96646812


Funeral services for Mrs. Kenneth Massey were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Vernal First Ward Chapel with Bishop Pontha Calder presiding and counselor Warren Richardson conducting. There were many floweres in evidence.

The invocation was offered by E. J. Longhurst and the benediction by Bishop Calder.

A special quartet sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" with Mrs. Mable Stagg, accompanist F. J. Flennard and Mrs. May Calder sang, "Jesus Is Calling." Mr. Kennard sang "Lay My Head Beneath a Rose." A duet "Whispering Hope" was sung by Mrs. Meda Walker and Mrs. May Calder.

The speakers were Driver E. Smith and Archie Johnson with closing remarks by Mr. Richardson. All offered words of consolation to the bereaved relatives.

Pallbearers were Royce, Mowrey, Bert Swain, Garn Swain and Carl Swain.

Interment was made in the Vernal Memorial Park under the direction of the Swain Funeral Home, with Louis Van Massey dedicating the grave.

The unexpected death of Mrs. Massey, 20, of 152 Forth East North Street, early Monday morning, following an operation for appendicitis at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at a local hospital, was a distinct shock to relatives and the community. The young mother was a favorite with all who knew her.

Vada May Swain Massey was born in Vernal, August 5, 1917, the daughter of Hyrum and Ida Casto Swain-Oaks. She was married to Kenneth Massey Feb. 22, 1935 at Vernal.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her five months old son, Garry Kay, her mother, step father, Ed L. Oaks of Vernal; two brothers, LaVell Swain, Earl Swain, both of Lark, Utah; three sisters, Mrs. Elva Eldredge, Mrs. Hellace Horrocks, both of Vernal and Mrs. Doris of Bingham.

Vernal Express
Aug. 12, 1937
transcribed by Rhonda Holton
"Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956," Kenneth Massey in entry for Vada May Swain Massey, 1937

Name: Vada May Swain Massey
Titles & Terms:
Death Date: 09 Aug 1937
Death Place: Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Estimated Birth Year: 1917
Death Age: 20 years 4 days
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color:
Spouse's Name: Kenneth Massey
Father's Name: Hyrum Swain
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Name: Ida May Casto
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Film Number: 2260359
Digital GS Number: 4120596
Image Number: 1005
Certificate Number: 50

Burial: 8/11/1937

Relatives: Swain, Ida May Casto (Mother)
Swain, Hyrum (Father)
Massey, Kenneth Thadeus (Spouse)





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  • Added: 7 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96646812
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vada May Swain Massey (5 Aug 1917–9 Aug 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96646812, citing Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rhonda (contributor 46869790) .