Zorah Horne Jeppson, a noted pianist, civic worker, and wife of Judge Joseph G. Jeppson, died on September 9, 1998 of natural causes. A remarkable pianist, she performed in piano, duo-piano, and piano-organ concerts and accompanied hundreds of vocalists in the Salt Lake area.
Daughter of Alice Merrill Horne, art patron, and George Henry Horne, banker, Zorah graduated with honors from the University of Utah where she was elected student body secretary. She was a member of Beehive Club, Mortar Board, Spurs, Trotters, Cluf, Apmin Fine Arts Club, and Delta Epsilon Sorority, forerunner of Delta Delta Delta. She was society editor of The Daily Utah Chronicle and pianist for the University Orchestra.She and her husband, the late Joseph G. Jeppson, 3rd District Court Judge, were the first couple elected to the University of Utah Emeritus Club and both received the University of Utah Alumni Merit of Honor Award.
After her college years she became a charter member of the Bonneville Knife and Fork Club, and a member of the Salt Lake Civic Music Board, The Piano Club, The Opera Appreciation Club, The Ladies Literary Club, The Friendship Circle, and The University of Utah Alumni Board. She served as president of the Douglas School P.T.A., The Friendship Circle, and The Fine Arts Club. She served in many music capacities in her ward and stake as a member of the LDS Church.
She is survived by a son, Joseph Horne Jeppson of Woodside, California and a daughter, Mary Alice Jeppson Clark of Summit, New Jersey; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 19, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the 33rd Ward Chapel, 500 South and 1100 East. Friends and family may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday at the ward an hour before the services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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