Bertha Evelyn Parris Record, age 91, passed away October 21, 1990 in a Salt Lake nursing home.
Born July 5, 1899 in Gaffney, Cherokee County, South Carolina to Stacy A. Dellie Parris and Minnie E. Lillian Adams. Married Hubert Eugene Record January 17, 1919 in Gaffney, South Carolina; later solemnized in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple. He died November 5, 1979.She spent her early years in the South until she married and moved to Utah. Bertha was converted to the LDS Church when she was fourteen years of age. She was an active member and bore testimony of its truthfulness all her life. Served in many ward and stake capacities from organist in her small South Carolina Branch, to teacher in both Primary and Relief Society organizations, secretary, homemaking leader and Councilor in Relief Society. She loved genealogy and spent many hours doing research. She was knowledgeable about antiques and worked side by side with her husband in their antique business. She was a devoted wife and mother. Sustained her husband in his many church callings. Always loved and encouraged her daughters and son. She was proud of her posterity and their accomplishments.
She was the oldest of eleven children and many responsibilities were placed upon her early in her life. She learned at an early age the value of work. She was modest and proper at all times, a reflection of her Southern heritage, courteous and respectful of others. All friends and family were welcome in her home. She showed genuine Southern Hospitality to all. She was loved by many and we will miss her.
Survived by daughters, Mrs. David H. (June) Crockett; Mrs. Loren B. (Elayne) Robinson of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Max G. (Gaye) Staples of Bountiful, Utah; and son, Ross P. Record of Salt Lake City; sisters, Alsie Godfrey and LaVerna Mathis, Greenwood, South Carolina; Vera Martin, Rockingham, North Carolina; and a brother, Orien R. Parris, Anderson, South Carolina; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Thursday, Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive, where friends may call Wednesday, evening 7-8 p.m., and also one hour prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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