Elda Bernice Jensen Bergeson, 91, died December 27, 1993 in Salt Lake City, Utah of causes incident to her age.

Born October 20, 1902 in Hyrum, Cache County, Utah to John and Anne Christine Israelsen Jensen. Was a graduate of South Cache High School in 1921. Married Vernal Allen Bergesen, November 29, 1922 in the Salt Lake Temple. They met while she was serving as a schoolteacher in Cornish, Utah. They made their home on their farm in Cornish for 20 years. They moved to Salt Lake City in 1942, when Vernal was appointed Utah Commissioner of Agriculture. With her husband she traveled extensively in the U.S. and in Europe. Together they were full time missionaries in the Northwestern States Mission.She served in many leadership positions in the community and in the church, including first president of the Relief Society in the newly formed Colonial Hills II Ward, was a worker in the Salt Lake Temple for 18 years, an active member Daughters of Utah Pioneers and past president of Flora Culture Club. She lived in her own home until she was 90 which was a great blessing.

She is survived by one sister, Dona Jensen Webb, Preston, Idaho, a brother, Max H. Jensen, Walla Walla, Washington; two daughters, Teri Bender, Santa Clara, California and Barbara Bergeson, Salt Lake City, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other extended family members and many friends. Preceded in death by her husband (January 3, 1967) two sons, Vernal Boyd (December 26, 1926) and Richard J. (October 20, 1944), sisters: Lydia, Mary Ann, Luella Jensen, Francis J. Eliason and Bernell J. Ottley, brothers: John W., Arthur, Warren M., Irving and Raymond Jensen.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 12 noon, December 31, 1993 in the Colonial Hills II Ward Chapel, 1455 South 1700 East, where friends may call from 10:30 - 11:45 prior to services. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Nursing Service, 2970 South Main, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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