Rose Blanch Bailey Blana, 85, passed away Thursday, January 24, 1991 at Sunshine Terrace in Logan, Utah.
She was born March 20, 1905 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Tom and Florence Emily Mathews Bailey. She married Nicholas E. Blana July 10, 1943 in Washington, D.C. He died October 3, 1985.Rose came to the United States in 1938, settling in Washington, D.C. as a governess. She and her husband moved to Hyrum in 1978.
She has been an active member of the LDS Church all of her life. The home in Sheffield where she grew up was the stopping place for many of the missionaries serving in England, and she spoke often of her memories of them. She served in the YWMIA and became a Golden Gleaner. She also served in the Primary. She was Relief Society President three times, as well as serving a counselor in two presidencies and on the stake boards for 20 years, including a RS counselor at the age of 78. She had also been a visiting teacher for 61 years. At the time the Washington D.C. Temple was built, she was called as one of the first temple workers there, serving until the time she moved to Utah.
She was a loving wife and mother and gave service willingly to all she met.
Survivors include two daughters: V. Lynn (Mrs. Dee) Coulam, Hyrum; and Jean N. (Mrs. George) Parks, Casper, Wyoming; two sisters: Dorothy Billings, Orem; and Mabel Walker, Bountiful; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick, her parents, and 11 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 29, 1991, at 11:00 a.m., in the Hyrum 4th Ward Church, 245 North Apple Drive (750 E.), Hyrum, with Bishop Brent Roylance conducting. Friends may call at the Allen-Hall Mortuary in Logan, Monday evening from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church, form 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Allen-Hall Mortuary. Burial will be in the Hyrum cemetery.
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