Irene Tate Elder, age 80, of Marysvale, died May 13, 1991 in the Richfield Care Center.

Born February 16, 1911 in Marysvale, a daughter of Joseph Branch and Margaret Merrill Tate. Married Ray M. Elder; later divorced. She was a writer and historian. She served as editor of Piute County News in the 1940's. She also taught school and worked as a freelance writer, having ties with several newspapers and other publications serving the intermountain area. Served as Piute County Recorder 1947-75.Survived by her son and his wife, Clark R. and Lois J. Elder, Marysvale; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Arnold Tate, Marysvale.

Graveside services Wednesday, May 15, 1 p.m., Mountain View Cemetery in Marysvale, under the direction of Springer-Turner Funeral Home Richfield and Salina.

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