Eleanor May Coleman Hart, age 69, of Provo, died December 24, 1990, at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, following a lengthy illness.

She was born January 26, 1921, in Lafayette, Illinois to Frederick Costin and Clara Eltzroth Coleman. She married Edward LeRoy Hart in Washington, D.C. on December 15, 1944, and the marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on August 8, 1945.She attended schools in Illinois and South Dakota, and was graduated valedictorian in 1939 from Redfield High School, South Dakota. She joined the LDS Church in 1942. She was a student at the University of Washington and Brigham Young University. In addition, she studied violin in Washington, D.C., Oxford, England and Seattle, and was a founding member of the Utah Valley Symphony, playing with them until 1989. She served for many years as publicist for the Utah Valley Symphony. She lived abroad in England and Pakistan and travelled extensively in Europe, South America and the Orient. She read papers at several national conventions concerning early Utah history and was an accomplished writer and researcher, collaborating with her husband on papers and books. She was an active member of the LDS Church, having served on two stake Primary boards; as a teacher in Primary, Sunday School and Relief Society; and as meetinghouse librarian.

She is survived by: her husband, of Provo; two sons, Edward Richard Hart, Seattle, Washington; Paul LeRoy Hart, Salt Lake City; two daughters, Mrs. Paul B. (Barbara) Dixon and Patricia Hart, both of West Lafayette, Indiana; nine grandchildren; one brother, Charles Hillard, Peoria, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 28, 1990, at 12 noon, in the North Chapel of the Oak Hills Stake Center, 1600 North 900 East, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center, on Thursday evening, 6-8 p.m., or at the stake center on Friday, one hour prior to services. Interment, Provo City Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her name to the Hart-Larson Poetry Award in care of the BYU English Dept.

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