Melda Pearl Howell Houghton, 79, died April 9, 1991 at her home in Nephi.

She was born December 20, 1911 in Nephi, Utah to Willis Henry and Emma Adelia Miner Howell. Married Raymond D. Houghton, May 19, 1930 in Nephi. Marriage solemnized nine months later in the Manti LDS Temple. Melda was a member of the LDS Church and served as Primary teacher, YWMIA secretary and a Relief Society visiting teacher. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to all.Survived by husband, Nephi; two daughters, Mrs. Dean (Lawana) Bateman, Nephi; Mrs. John (Judy) Ellertson, Brigham City; two foster sons, Richard Howell, Mapleton; Grant Howell, Helper; two sisters, Ora H. Carter, Salt Lake City; Rula H. Hudson, Price; one brother, Jay Howell, Nephi; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 15 foster grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 1991, in the Nephi LDS Stake Center, 351 No. 100 West. Friends may call Friday evening 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to service at the Anderson Funeral Home, 94 West 300 North, Nephi. Interment: Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi.

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