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Jane Elizabeth Manning James was an early African-American member of the LDS Church who lived with the Prophet Joseph Smith and his family for a time in Nauvoo, Illinois.

After arranging flowers at a loved one's grave, Utahns might consider a casual walk around the cemetery this Memorial Day weekend.

There are at least 175 famous names resting in Utah cemeteries, according to Findagrave.com.

The list includes notable male and female politicians, religious leaders, athletes, scientists, inventors, war heroes and even an animal actor, and where they are buried. What follows is only part of the website's list in alphabetical order.

1. Maud May Babcock (1867-1954)

Babcock founded the University of Utah department of speech and physical education, created more than 300 plays and earned the title, "the first lady of Utah drama." She is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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2. Norm Bangerter (1933-2015)

Bangerter was the 13th governor of Utah (1985-93) and served in the Utah State Legislature from 1974-1984. He is buried in the South Jordan Cemetery.

3. Bart the Bear (1977-2000)

Bart was a massive Kodiak brown bear who grew to over 9 feet tall and weighed more than 1,500 pounds. He starred in several feature films, documentaries and television shows, including "The Bear," "The Great Outdoors," "White Fang" and "Legends of the Fall." Bart is buried in Summit County at the Seus Ranch.

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4. Capt. Mervyn Sharp Bennion (1887-1941)

Bennion, a U.S. Naval Academy from Vernon, Tooele County, was the captain of the USS West Virginia when it was attacked by Japanese planes on the fateful morning of Dec. 7, 1941. Bennion was killed in the attack and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

5. Black Hawk (1830-1870)

Also known as Antonga, Black Hawk was the war chief of a Ute Tribe who led a war against Mormon settlers in what became known as the Black Hawk War (1865-1872). He is buried in Black Hawk Cemetery, Spring Lake, Utah County.

6. Reva Zilpha Bosone (1895-1983)

Bosone practiced law before serving in the Utah House of Representatives, the Utah State Board of Education, and as a U.S. Congresswoman. She is buried in the American Fork Cemetery.

7. John Moses Browning (1855-1926)

Browning was an inventor and renowned gunsmith. His weapons were used by the U.S. military in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War. He is buried in the Ogden City Cemetery, Weber County.

8. Juanita Pulsipher Brooks (1898-1989)

Brooks was a noted historian and author. She is buried in the St. George City Cemetery.

9. George Q. Cannon (1827-1901)

Cannon was an early apostle, missionary and writer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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10. Martha Hughes Cannon (1857-1932)

Cannon defeated her own husband to become the first female state senator in U.S. history in 1896. She also earned a degree in pharmacy and served on the Utah State School Board for the Deaf and Dumb. She is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

11. Billy Casper (1931-2015)

Casper was a Hall of Fame professional golfer with a long list of accomplishments and accolades. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah County.

12. Mary Elizabeth Woolley Chamberlain (1870-1953)

Chamberlain made headlines when she became the first woman in the U.S. to be elected as president of a town board in 1911. She is buried in the Kanab City Cemetery.

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13. Stephen Covey (1932-2012)

A prominent businessman and professor, Covey is remembered as the author of the best-selling book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People." He is buried in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City.

14. Samuel Parkinson Cowley (1899-1934)

Cowley was an FBI agent who directed the operation to apprehend gangster John Dillinger. While attempting to capture another criminal, George "Baby Face" Nelson, Cowley shot Nelson but was also killed in the process. He is buried at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City.

15. LaVell Edwards (1930-2016)

The legendary football coach at Brigham Young University put the Cougars on the college football map. Edwards is buried at East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery in Provo.

16. Philo T. Farnsworth (1906-1971)

The inventor from Beaver is honored for his key role in the development of television and other modern technology. Farnsworth is buried in the Provo City Cemetery.

17. Harvey Fletcher (1884-1981)

Fletcher was an inventor and physicist, remembered as the "Father of Stereophonic Sound." He is buried in the American Fork Cemetery.

18. James Fletcher (1919-1991)

Fletcher served as NASA's fourth administrator during the 1970s and following the Challenger disaster in the late 1980s. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

19. Ruth May Fox (1853-1958)

Fox, who lived to the age of 104, was a women's rights activist, poet, song writer who served as the third Young Women general president of the LDS Church. She is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

20. Arnold Friberg (1913-2010)

Friberg was a prominent artist who specialized in historical and religious subjects, including the Book of Mormon. He is likely best remembered for his portrait of George Washington, "Prayer at Valley Forge." He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Arnold Friberg sits in front of his famous portrait of George Washington, "Prayer at Valley Forge." | Don Busath, Deseret News Archive

21. Gene Fullmer (1931-2015)

Fullmer was a Hall of Fame boxer and World Middleweight champion. He is buried in the South Jordan Cemetery.

22. Susa Young Gates (1856-1933)

The second daughter of Brigham Young and Lucy Bigelow, Susa was a writer, advocate for women's achievements, an educator, missionary, genealogist, and mother of 13. She is buried in the Provo City Cemetery.

23. Heber J. Grant (1856-1945)

Grant served as the seventh president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake Cemetery.

24. Martin Harris (1783-1875)

Harris was one of the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon. He is buried in the Clarkston Cemetery, Cache County.

25. Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008)

Hinckley served as the 15th president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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26. Howard W. Hunter (1907-1995)

Served as the 14th president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

27. Orson Hyde (1805-1878)

Early apostle, missionary and pioneer of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Spring City Cemetery, Sanpete County.

28. Jane Elizabeth Manning James (Unknown-1908)

James was one of the first African-Americans to join the LDS Church. She was a stalwart pioneer of early church history. She is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

29. Heber C. Kimball (1801-1868)

Early apostle, missionary and pioneer of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Kimball-Whitney Cemetery, Salt Lake City.

30. J. Golden Kimball (1853-1938)

A son of Heber C. Kimball, J. Golden is remembered as one of the more colorful general authorities in LDS Church history. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

31. Spencer W. Kimball (1895-1985)

Kimball served as 12th president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

32. Harold B. Lee (1899-1973)

Lee served as the 11th president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

33. J. Bracken Lee (1899-1996)

Lee served as the ninth governor of Utah, 1949-1957, and three terms as mayor of Salt Lake City. He is buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City.

34. Scott M. Matheson Sr. (1929-1990)

Matheson served as 12th governor of Utah from 1977-1985. He is buried in the Parowan City Cemetery, Iron County.

35. Herbert Brown Maw (1893-1990)

Maw served as an LDS Chaplain in World War I and governor of Utah from 1941-1949. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

36. Bruce R. McConkie (1915-1985)

McConkie served as an apostle of the LDS Church from 1972-1985. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

37. David O. McKay (1873-1970)

McKay was the ninth president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

38. Lt. Col. Edward S. Michael (1918-1994)

The decorated World War II pilot received the Medal of Honor for safely landing his B-17 Flying Fortress despite being wounded and suffering severe damage to the aircraft. Michael is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah County.

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39. Lt. Col. Chase Jay Nielsen (1917-2007)

Nielsen was a member of the famous Tokyo Doolittle bombing raid. He was captured and survived 40 months in prison. He is buried in the Hyrum City Cemetery.

40. George V. Osmond Sr. (1917-2007) and Olive May Osmond (1925-2004)

George and Olive are the parents of the Osmond family of entertainers. They are buried at the East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery in Provo.

41. Kim Peek (1951-2009)

Peek's life inspired the 1988 film, "Rain Man," starring Dustin Hoffman. He is buried at the Holladay Memorial Park.

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42. W.W. Phelps (1792-1872)

A writer and newspaper editor, Phelps wrote the lyrics to hymns "The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning," "Now Let us Rejoice," "Praise to the Man" and "If You Could Hie to Kolob." He is buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

43. Orson Pratt (1811-1881)

Pratt was an early apostle of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

44. Ivy Baker Priest (1905-1975)

President Dwight Eisenhower appointed Priest as U.S. Treasurer. She is buried in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City.

45. Alma W. Richards (1890-1963)

Richards was a farm boy turned Olympic athlete who won a gold medal at the 1912 Stockholm Games. He is buried in the Parowan City Cemetery, Iron County.

46. Emily Sophia Tanner Richards (1850-1929)

Richards served for more than 30 years on the Relief Society General Board and helped to organize women's suffrage in Utah. She was a friend of Susan B. Anthony and other national women's suffrage activists. She is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

47. Willard Richards (1804-1854)

The early LDS Church apostle was present with Joseph and Hyrum Smith when they were martyred at Carthage Jail. He is buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

48. B.H. Roberts (1857-1933)

Roberts was an LDS general authority, historian and politician. He is buried at the Centerville City Cemetery.

49. Orrin Porter Rockwell (1813-1878)

Rockwell is remembered for being a bodyguard to Joseph Smith, his skills with a gun and his long hair. Rockwell was promised by the Prophet Joseph that if he didn't cut his hair, he would not be harmed. He is buried at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

50. George Albert Smith (1870-1951)

George Albert Smith was the eighth president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

51. Joseph Fielding Smith (1876-1972)

Joseph Fielding Smith was the 10th president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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52. Mary Fielding Smith (1801-1852)

After her husband was martyred at Carthage Jail, Smith came west with her children. Her son, Joseph F. Smith, became the sixth president of the LDS Church. She is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery

53. Reed Smoot (1862-1941)

Smoot served as a U.S. Senator from 1903-1933 and as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve from 1900-1941. He is buried in the Provo City Cemetery.

54. Eliza R. Snow (1804-1887)

Snow was a poet and served as the second general president of the Relief Society. Snow is buried at the Brigham Young gravesite, east of Temple Square.

55. Lorenzo Snow (1814-1901)

Snow was the fifth president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Brigham City Cemetery.

56. Ora Pate Stewart (1910-1990)

Stewart, an entertainer and lecturer, authored 29 books and composed more than 200 works of music. She is buried in the Provo City Cemetery.

57. John Taylor (1808-1887)

Taylor was the third president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

58. Maj. George Edward Wahlen (1924-2009)

Wahlen fought at Iwo Jima near the end of World War II and was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman in 1945. He is buried at Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch in South Ogden, Weber County.

59. Marie Windsor (1919-2000)

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The former Miss Utah went on to a career as a stage and radio actress in Hollywood. Windsor appeared in several movies between the 1950s and 1970s. She is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery, Marysvale, Piute County.

60. Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898)

Woodruff was the fourth president of the LDS Church. He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

61. Brigham Young (1801-1877)

Young was the second president of the LDS Church and led the great western migration of the Mormons. He is buried at the Mormon Pioneer Memorial in Salt Lake City.