Annie Hyde Merrill Ballantyne, died October 3, 1991, in Provo, Utah.

She was born in Salt Lake City, November 2, 1900, the first daughter and second child of seven born to Annie Laura Hyde and Joseph Francis Merrill. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1922 and was a member of the scholastic honorary Phi Kappa Phi. 1922-25 Annie taught physical education at Brigham Young College in Logan. In 1925 she was awarded the Thompson Scholarship from the University of California at Berkeley where she pursued graduate studies in Public Health Administration. On June 3, 1926, she married Alando Bannerman Ballantyne, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Her husband was a rural sociologist with the U. S. Extension Service headquartered at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She lived in Tucson until her husband's death, moving back to Salt Lake City in 1952.Annie was a devoted wife, mother, friend, church and civic worker. Her hospitality and loving concern were unbounded, unlimited by any circumstance, including the infirmities of age. She mothered her husband's four little children, Imogen, Alando J., Merle and Tom, and brought two of her own into the world, Annie and Joseph.

Though her husband was the first stake president of the Southern Arizona Stake in Tucson, she too assumed responsibilities for building up the church. For over ten years she was a member of that stake's Relief Society Board. She also served as vice president of the Tucson YWCA and as chairman of their education committee from 1942-1952. She was an honorary life member of the University of Arizona's Faculty Women's Club and a member and president of several other cultural and civic clubs. After moving to Salt Lake City she served as president of the University Ward Relief Society and from 1954 to 1972 as president of the Relief Society of the University Stake. She was an LDS Hospital Volunteer for many years and served as the president of that group in 1958-9. She is a past member of the Women's State Legislative Council and the Salt Lake Council of Women. Annie enjoyed her associations with the members of the Cleofan. She served on revenue campaigns for many local and national health and service organizations. In 1986 Annie received an Emeritus Club Merit of Honor award from the University of Utah.

In death she joins her husband Alando and step-daughters, Imogen and Merle B. Platt. Surviving are daughter, Annie M. B. Whitton (Mrs. Leslie), Provo; sons, Dr. Joseph M. Ballantyne, Ithaca, New York; and Dr. Alando J. Ballantyne and Thomas M. Ballantyne, both of Houston, Texas; 27 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren; one brother, Taylor H. Merrill.

Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Tuesday, October 8, at the University Ward, 160 South University Street. The family will greet friends at

Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Monday evening, October 7, from 6:30-8 p.m., and Tuesday at the University Ward from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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