Thelma Dudley Johnson McKee died peacefully August 2, 1994 in her home at Cove Point, Provo, Utah.
She was born June 5, 1906 in Magrath, Alberta, Canada to Charles Heber and Dorothy Ann Wallace Dudley. She married Rulon E. Johnson July 27, 1927 in the Logan Temple. He died in 1954.Thelma was a fashion designer for 25 years in Logan, Utah; Dayton, Ohio; and she has her own studio in New York City. She received an award for Outstanding Business Person from the Utah Technical College. In 1955 she married Eugene Dalton and moved to Atlantic City where she was a hostess for the Miss America Pageant and president of the Antique Society. After the marriage ended in 1960 Thelma became Director of Residences at the Moore Institute of Art in Philadelphia and then at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. She married Thomas McKee on June 7, 1967. They resided in Old Lyme, Connecticut and in Boca Raton, Florida. After the death of her husband in 1980, she moved to Provo, Utah.
Always active in the Mormon Church she served in many callings as Stake Young Women's president, counselor in the Stake Relief Society organization, visiting teaching coordinator at Cove Point and many teaching and services positions. She was a fine artist and loved to sing in the women's chorus. Her testimony of the gospel was strong and never wavered.
She is survived by her son, Rulon Edward Johnson, Jr. of Orem, Utah; six grandchildren: Willard Johnson, Roy Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson (Thompson), Carolyn Johnson (Hamblin), Barbara Johnson (Hall), and Charles Johnson. She has 20 great-grandchildren.
In spite of a difficult life she was always a lady and met every adversity with a positive attitude and innate cheerfulness and optimism.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 5, at 11 a.m. in the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 600 East 800 North, Orem. Friends may call at 10 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Logan City Cemetery.
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