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Essie Mae Smith Grider Lashley, age 87, passed away on November 2, 1992 in a local hospital.

Born on February 25, 1905 in Vinita, Oklahoma to James A. and Johnnie Utley Smith. Married Harry C. Grider, later divorced. Married Toy B. Lashley Nov. 5, 1938 in Muskogee, Oklahoma; he died February 18, 1970. Member of the 1st Baptist Church.Survived by son, Richard A. and his wife, Beverely Grider, Salt Lake City; stepchildren, Corrine and husband, Jerry Christensen, Jack T. and wife, Pat Lashley, all of Salt Lake City; and Deward W. Lashley, San Francisco, Calif.; step-son-in-law, Frank Davidson, Salt Lake City; 29 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; brother, Wilbur Smith, Antioch, California. Preceded in death by sons, Harry C., Jr. and Thomas E. Grider and one stepdaughter, Judith Davidson.

She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and enjoyed showing them her flowers and plants. She was an avid fan of Louis L'Amour and especially enjoyed western movies.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 5, 1992 at 12 noon in the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Dr., where friends may visit 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

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