Eileen Wight, youngest daughter of Hans Enoch Nielson Wight and Alice McClung Wight, died February 25, 1991 in the Eastlake Care Center, Provo, Utah, from complications following a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 69.
Eileen was born July 17, 1921 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. She grew up in Drumheller, Taber, Lethbridge, and Calgary -- all in Alberta. She graduated from Crescent Heights High School in Calgary and from Brigham Young University, Provo. She worked for Canadian Laco Lamps in Calgary, and in Salt Lake City at Utah Oil, the Brigham Young University Salt Lake City Office of the Nursing Program, and for 28 years in the Telecommunications Dept. of the University of Utah. While attending BYU she worked in the cafeteria and for Mountain Bell in Provo.Eileen's life was devoted to service, beginning at age eight when she tended the Johanson children in Lethbridge. She was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a Junior Sunday School teacher, in the presidency of the Young Women's Association, a teacher in Relief Society, and the secretary and photographer for five Bishops in the 19th Ward, Salt Lake City. She also transferred the membership records for three Wards from cards to the computer. She fulfilled a mission to the Eastern States. She spent many hours collecting information from the tombstones in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
She loved to travel, and she and her sister Marjorie traveled several times to Ireland where their mother was born and raised, and to Europe, Church History areas, and other areas in the United States.
She is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Shafer (Mrs. Merlin), Ogden; and Marjorie Wight, Provo; seven nieces and nephews, Mrs. Lloyd Sweeten (Beth), Mrs. Allen Bergin (Marian); Howard, Robert, Gordon and Alice Eileen (born on Eileen's birthday) Shafer, and Mrs. Ronald Orton (Margaret); 35 great nieces and nephews and 13 great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Rock Canyon Chapel, 2445 No. 650 East (Timpview Drive), Provo, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. Friends are invited to the viewing at the Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center, Provo, from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, or at the Rock Canyon Chapel one hour prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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