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LEONE DOXEY, EX-MEMBER OF PRIMARY PRESIDENCY, DIES

Leone Watson Doxey, 92, a former member of the Primary General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a temple ordinance worker, died March 23, 1992, of natural causes in her Salt Lake home.

She served 16 years as first and second counselor to the late La-Vern W. Parmley in the Primary presidency from 1953 to 1969, was a member of the Primary Children's Hospital Board of Trustees. Before being called as a counselor she was a member for a year of the Primary General Board. One of her assignments was working closely with the staff of The Children's Friend magazine. She traveled on assignments for the Primary to many parts of the world.Mrs. Doxey is the mother of Elder Graham W. Doxey, of the Quorums of the Seventy of the LDS Church.

Mrs. Doxey was a Salt Lake Temple ordinance worker for 20 years, serving until she was 90 years of age. Earlier, at age 84, she willingly accepted a call as teacher of a Valiant class in the Primary of the Monument Park 17th Ward. Her youngest granddaughter, Mary Kim Doxey, was a member of the class. She had also led a team of women volunteers for the public communications department of the church.

She served with her husband, the late Graham H. Doxey, when he was called in 1943 as president of the East Central States Mission, which had headquarters in Louisville, Ky.

She was born Sept. 3, 1899, in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Alexander Linnell and Jane Edith Braby Watson. As a young girl she helped her parents on a vegetable delivery route in Salt Lake City. She graduated from West High School and worked as a secretary for Swift and Co. in Salt Lake City.

Other survivors besides Elder Doxey include children, Margery Jane Hatch, Provo; David Watson Doxey, Salt Lake City; and Roger Watson Doxey, on a church assignment in Yerivan, Armenia; 33 grandchildren and 103 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, in the Monument Park 17th Ward chapel, 2795 Crestview Drive (1000 South). Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 E. 1300 South. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.