Vera Moore Jolley, 88, died Dec. 23, 1990, in a Richfield hospital.
She was born in Brooklyn (Elsinore, Utah), October 12, 1902, to John Augusta and Ida Nevada Levi Moore. She was one of 13 children. The family moved to Otter Creek in 1913, where her father was caretaker. She married Merlin Henry Jolley on Oct. 4, 1920, in Richfield. She was the mother of eight children, one dying in infancy. They lived in Antimony and Angle until 1935, when they moved to Marysvale. In 1948, they moved to Elsinore, where her husband died Dec. 12, 1948. The marriage was solemnized May 31, 1950, in the Manti Temple. In 1960, she moved to American Fork, where she worked for her son in his store. She retired at the age of 82. In 1989, she returned to the Sevier, Joseph area, where she resided until the time of her death. She was active in the LDS Church. At one time, she was the Relief Society President in the Elsinore Ward. She loved genealogy and temple work. She published two books recently on her family, the Moore, Levi, Flake family, and the Jolley-Wilcox family. She has been a joy to her family and will be missed greatly.She is survived by: Three daughters, four sons, Opal Bragg, Joseph; Mrs. Merrill (Cloe) Utley, Sevier; Mrs. Norman (Patsy) Christensen, Roseville, Calif.; Duane Jolley, Salt Lake City; J.R. Jolley, Sevier; R.D. Jolley, North Hollywood; K.B. Jolley, Loomis, Calif.; two sisters, Grace Tomlinson, Nampa, Idaho; Georgia King, Caldwell, Idaho; 26 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, 1990, at 11 a.m., in the Joseph/Elsinore LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary in Richfield, Thursday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the ward chapel in Elsinore on Friday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery.
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