Lois Marcella Collett Steiner, 91, died Sunday, April 5, 1992, in the Clearfield Nursing Home, Clearfield, Utah.
Marcella was born April 5, 1901 in Bennington, Bear Lake County, Idaho to Charles M. and Mary Elnora Munk Collett. At the age of seven she moved to Smithfield, Utah with her family. There she attended school and graduated from North Cache High School. She worked at Murdock's and the Blue Bird Confectionery in Logan, Utah. Her family moved back to Idaho where she worked at the Railroad Club House. She served a mission in the Western States for the LDS Church. She was sealed to Herman W. Steiner in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in December 1947. Upon returning from her mission she moved to Salt Lake City, working on Temple Square as a guide for three years.She was a supervisor in the Church Genealogy Library for 42 years, receiving many letters of appreciation and commendation from the General Authorities, Presidents of the Church, and supervisors as well as many genealogists, from all over the world, who came to her for help in their research.
She was assigned to help coordinate and open the operations in the Idaho Falls and Mesa LDS Temples. She was assigned to travel throughout the church with the Church Authorities, explaining the importance of genealogy work. She held many leadership positions in the various auxiliaries of the church.
After retirement, Marcella and Herman loved to travel and visited most of the countries of the world, including Russia, Spain, Egypt, Rome, and the Holy Land. She loved Mexico and they took several trips there. She also loved cruise trips and took several in the Carribean as well as the Mediterranean. Everywhere she went she loved the people, and in return she was loved and respected by all who knew her.
Surviving are one stepson, Boyd Steiner (wife Maxine), Mesa, Ariz.; one stepdaughter, Elaine Steiner Rand (husband Allen), Provo; brother, Farrell R. Collett (wife Martha), St. George; sister, Ruth Westergard, Idaho Falls, Idaho; one brother-in-law, who lovingly and tenderly cared for her the past eight years, Harold Tippetts, Roy. Many step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who were deeply loved and will sorely miss her. She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, two brothers and one stepdaughter.
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 9,
11 a.m., at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, with Bishop Craig Criddle officiating. Friends may call at the mortuary Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services. Interment, Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.
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