Eliza Wall Wardle, born in Vernal, Utah, March 30, 1891, passed away May 14, 1991, after recently celebrating 100th Birthday.
She was the daughter of William Adelbert Wall and Mary Ann Davis Wall, pioneers in the Wallsburg and Uintah Basin areas. She married Alfonzo (Allie) Wardle in Roosevelt, Utah on March 30, 1908; their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They lived at Roosevelt, Moon Lake, Deer Creek Reservoir and in California before moving to Provo in 1944. They worked long and hard together to provide support, comfort and encouragement to their family. Allie passed away in 1951.Eliza was head pastry cook for BYU from 1952 until her retirement in 1973 at the age of 72. She was the originator of the famous BYU Brownie and other pastries. preparation for the annual deer hunt was never complete until the traditional boiled raisin cake was baked and packed for the family trip into the Uintah Mountains. She was active in the Daughters of Utah Pionners and served in the LDS Primary and Relief Society. Eliza was a member of the Senior Citizens Harmonica Band for many years, playing both the harmonica and guitar. She created many beautiful quilts, crocheted and knitted sweaters for friends and family.
Her outstanding attribute was her independence. She was content to be who she was and where she was.
She and Allie raised one daughter and seven sons. She is survived by two sons, Bud J., Provo; Larry K., West Valley City; a sister, Mary Allen, Orem; 17 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. Five of her children, Aaron, Oral, Farrell, Howard, Tal and Darrell, preceded her in death.
A viewing will be Friday, May 17, 1991, at the Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center, Provo, where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. in the Roosevelt City Cemetery, Roosevelt, Utah.
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