Edna Annette Jensen Cazier passed away July 10, 1993 in Logan, Utah.
Mrs. Cazier was born in Provo, Utah February 19, 1895 to Julius Jensen and Christine Thuesen Jensen. She was married to Gerald Cazier in the Salt Lake LDS Temple August 23, 1917. The ceremony was performed by President Joseph F. Smith.Attended Brigham Young University starting in kindergarten. She frequently recalled the fine association her family had with the many professors and their families. After graduating in elementary education, taught school in the Alpine and Jordan School districts. Called by the LDS Church to teach Seminary. Taught 10 years in the Nephi Seminary. She felt this was a rich experience working with young people helping to build testimonies in their lives-a great responsibility, but also a privilege.
She took an active part in politics, serving as delegate to county and state conventions and going door-to-door in support of candidates. Served five terms in the Utah State Legislature from 1949 to 1959. She deemed it a great opportunity to formulate laws that would be of benefit to the community and the state.
Served in administrative and teaching positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Stake President of the Nephi Juab Relief Society seven years; on the stake board for 30 years serving under seven presidents; taught M-Men and Gleaners for many years; and was twice in the ward Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association presidency. Was an ordinance officiator for six years in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. This was one of her most cherished experiences.
She was also active in civic affairs: Chairman of Heart and Cancer drives, and a Red Cross worker during World War II. Active in the State Federation of Women's Clubs as State Drama Chairman for three years. Served as president of the nine Federated Clubs of Nephi. Chosen Mother of the Year in Nephi district. Past member of the Ladies Literary Club and Classics Club, Salt Lake City; Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and O.W.L.S. (Order of Women Legislators).
After the death of her husband, she lived in the Federal Heights Ward in Salt Lake City where she became a beloved Primary teacher with a special gift for teaching young people.
Mrs. Cazier has lived in Provo, Nephi, California, New York and Salt Lake City. Her interests included homemaking, education, politics, reading and travel. She had the privilege of traveling extensively around the world. Her life was characterized by a love of family, of friends and a deep appreciation for the talents of others. She often expressed in reviewing her life that it had been a rich tapestry of memories.
Mrs. Cazier was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Cazier; a son, J. Richard Cazier; a sister, Mrs. Harold B. Lee (Freda Joan); a brother, Franklin J. Jensen; and a grandson, Thomas Michael Cazier.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louis H. Callister (Geraldine), Salt Lake City; two sons, G. Marsden Cazier and wife (Phyllis Johnson), Salt Lake City; and Stanford Cazier and wife (Shirley Anderson) Logan; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 14, at 12 noon, Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Utah.
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