Tessie Leaver Smith Edwards, age 85, died May 1, 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born April 13, 1906 in Salt Lake City, to George Arthur and Grace Leaver Smith. Married David Smith Edwards on June 11, 1925, Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1987. In her younger years she was involved in politics and also taught in the LDS Primary while her daughters were young. Active in the 27th Ward Relief Society. She worked in Alumni Records at the University of Utah for 11 years, retiring in 1971.Survived by a daughter, Helen Edwards, Salt Lake City; and preceded in death by daughter, Laurene. Also surviving are son-in-law, David J. Whale, Los Angeles, California; two grandsons, Robert (wife LaRae) Whale of Alpine, Utah; and David (wife Mary Ann) Whale of Raleigh, North Carolina; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services on Monday, May 6th, at 12 noon, Larkin Chapel, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call on Monday, from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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