PIONEER Of VALLEY ANSWERS FINAL CALL
Mis. Rebecca Williams Came To Malad Valley In 1872
Funeral services were held today, Thursday in the Samaria Ward for Mrs. Rebecca P. Williams, 79. who passed away at Malad on Monday, March 30.
Bishop J. H. Dredge presided at the services. The Invocation was offered by H W. Jones, i Speakers were President Thos. W. Richards, Daniel Price, J. M. Isaacson and Isaac Mills.
Musical numbers were “Sister Thou Art Mild and Lovely.” by the Samaria Ward Choir, “That Wonderful Mother of Mine,” by Elvenc Peierson and Lola Eeulon “I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go” by Lucille Waldron and Mae Williams, a selection by ArLene Van Able and the.closing hymn by the choir.
James Williams offered the closing prayer.
Interment, was in the Samaria cemetery. The grave was dedicated by Daniel M. Williams.
Mrs. Rebecca Williams, a daughter of JSJUsia, and Jenkln Williams, was born at Muther, South Waies, December 31, 1857. At the age of thirteen years she came to this country with her parents, who had left their land for the sake of the gospel. They settled In Pittsburg, Pensylvanla. After living there for two years, they came to Malad Valley in the year 1812.
On December 31, 1817, she was married to D. D. Wllilams at St. John, Idaho. To this union were born thirteen children, eleven of Whom survive, seven daughters, namely: Mrs. Sarah McOuire of Draper, Utah, Mrs. Mary J. Hill of Daniels, Idaho, Mrs. Phoebe Jones of Bait Lake City, Mrs. Eliza Roes of Malad, Mrs. Margaret Ripley of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Mrs. Catharine Van Able of Logan, Utah, and Mrs. Beatrice Jones of Salt Lake City. four sons, namely, David J. Williams, Jenkm Williams, and John II. Williams of Malad, and George T. Williams of Salt Lake City.
She has now living forty-nine grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.