Ida Blair Oldham, 89, died January 9, 1991, in the home of her daughter-in-law, Alexandra Butler.
She was born March 9, 1901 in Butler, Utah to William Oliver Blair and Elizabeth McGhee. She was sealed to Charles Morgan Oldham in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 15, 1927; and they enjoyed their mortal companionship until his death in 1984.She was educated at Granite and Butler elementary schools, but did not attend high school in order to support her family. She raised Richard L. Butler, a nephew as her son and also served as a foster mother to 17 children at various times over many years. She also enjoyed quilting, going on fishing trips with her husband, and being with her family.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served actively in the Relief Society of the Miller Ward for many years.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Alexandra Butler; and grandchildren, Richard J. Butler, Provo; Elizabeth Gale, Salt Lake City; Ada Murphy, Great Falls, Montana; Alice Aeschbacher, Salt Lake City; and Barbara Wilson, Murray. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Oldham, her mother and father, six brothers and four sisters and her nephew, Richard L. Butler.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 14, 1991, at 11 a.m., at Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Drive, where friends may call Sunday evening form 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Monday. Burial will follow in the Sandy City Cemetery.
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