Obituary For Zilphia Smith Franson

Daughter of William P Smith

Oakley, Summit County: Funeral services for Mrs. Zilphia Smith Franson 86, who died Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Stembridge, Peoa, of causes incident to age, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Oakley ward chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by Elef Franson, bishop.

She was the widow of John Franson, Summit county rancher. She was born Sept. 5, 1564, at Union, Salt Lake county, a daughter of William P and Anna Benson Smith. She was married July 21, 1885, in Peoa, and later the marriage was solemnized In the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Mrs. Franson was one of the early pioneers of Oakley valley, and remembered when Pres. John Taylor of the LDS church operated a sawmill there. She was an active church member, particularly in the Relief Society, until her health failed. She also was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

Surviving are eight sons and daughters: Elef Franson, Mrs. Minnie Richards, William A. Franson, Pearl F. Hortin, and Amos A. Franson, Oakley, Mrs. Annis Jones, Echo, Mrs. Rosella P. Stromness, Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Evalyn Stembridge, Peoa; 32 grandchildren and 34 greatgrandchildren; also a half brother, George A. Johnson, Oakley.

Friends may call at the Olsen mortuary in Heber Friday until 4 p.m. and at the Stembridge residence in Peoa Friday evening and Saturday prior to services. Burial will be in the Oakley cemetery.

(1951 newspaper clipping)

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