Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Lula Clark Bush Wagner, age 90, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 1994, at the Salt Lake LDS Hospital after many years of heart problems.

Born December 12, 1904 in Union, Oregon to David Thomas Clark and Josephine Miller Jones. She was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints June 9, 1918 and later endowed on June 19, 1929 at the time of her marriage to Leslie Edward Bush (deceased). From her union with Leslie Bush, she bore two children, Mary Louise (Smee), and Ronald Leslie Bush, both of which are still living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lula remarried on May 14, 1944 to Walter Lea Wagner (deceased), and bore a daughter, Patricia Ann Wagner (Greenland) who died just two years ago from a long affliction of strokes and pneumonia.Lula lived a long and productive life, and yet one filled with many hardships, trials, and sicknesses. But she had a loving spirit and always enjoyed being near her family and tried to make others happy as much as she was able. Her first marriage, which ended in divorce, had the disadvantage of having its beginning just two months before the Great Depression of 1929. From there her life was overshadowed with the problem of survival as she and her husband,Leslie, moved through many states trying to find work.

Lula's later marriage to Walter Lea Wagner took her through many cities of Texas and she finally settled in Salt Lake City, Utah where she has lived the remainder of her life. Her major career was that of a stenographer for the Federal Bureau of Mines in Salt Lake City, from where she retired in 1969 commemorated by a banquet in her honor for her excellent work.

After her retirement, she followed in the tradition of her sister Josie Mae Clark doing much work in the area of Genealogical Research. During that time she served as a volunteer worker at the Salt Lake Genealogical Library at the office building of the Church were she assisted in extracting information to be submitted to the temples.

In later years she took residence at the Salt Lake Home, a retirement community facility at 112 West 2nd North in Salt Lake City, where she has participated in many creative activities such as ceramics. She was also well noted for her success in winning most of the spelling bees. Then, because of her failing condition, she has lived the last few months of her life with her daughter, Mary Smee, at 3816 Ash Circle in Salt Lake City, where she could receive the care she needed.

Surviving her are two her children, Mary Louise Bush Atwood Smee and Ronald Leslie Bush, along with their spouses, Frederick Smee and Linda Todd Bush. Her living grandchildren are Delbert William Atwood III (Debra Jean), Ronda Louise Bush Meldrum (Craig), Allison Marie Bush Haycock (Kelly), Rebecca Anne Bush Broberg (David), Jillene Ruby Bush Ainscough (David), Jennifer Linda Bush, Thomas Lee Greenland, Suzanne Smee Rockstead (Cliff), James S. Smee, and Donald Frederick Smee (Georgia). Also to her credit are 24 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple in Salt Lake City, starting with a viewing Friday evening, December 16, 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a Funeral Service on Saturday, December 17, 1994 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South immediately following the funeral services.

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