Dorothy Marion Wells James, born in the last century, November 25, 1899, the beloved youngest daughter of Rulon Seymour and Josephine Beatie Wells, died July 26, 1998, in Salt Lake City.
Her father was an LDS general authority for 50 years, a member of the First Council of Seventy. Her grandfather, Daniel H. Wells, was a member of the First Presidency for 20 years under Brigham Young, and for 10 years was mayor of Salt Lake City.A graduate of the University of Utah, she had a distinguished 40-year teaching career in public schools: Lafayette, Oquirrh, Jackson, Uintah, Douglas, Webster, and Dilworth. She made many friends and taught hundreds of children the joy of good books. Retired in 1966.
Married John W. James in 1941, a happy but brief marriage. He died in 1944. She became a second mother to John W. James, Jr. and Richard W. James. They shared homes for over 50 years. In retirement, she spent many happy hours with her sisters, Lillian McEntire Moffat and Helen Wells.
Lovely homemaker and gardener, she loved to read, knit, and make candy. She was a member of Chi Omega, Utah Symphony, and Utah Education Association. Active in LDS programs all her younger years.
Survived by her son, Richard; niece, Josephine Moffat Nelson; nephew, Rulon S. Wells; their children and the children of the late Frederick W. McEntire and Mary Elizabeth Williams.
Funeral services Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at 1 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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