Rhea Christensen Featherstone Pulham, age 73 of Lehi, died Friday, March 24, 1995 while visiting her son in Dallas, Texas.

She was born April 9, 1921 in Fountain Green, Utah, daughter of Seymour LaVar and Luzon Elvira Felt Christensen.Her family moved to Provo where her father taught math at Provo High and was later the Provo Postmaster. After graduation she followed her sister, Francelle to Washington, D.C. and worked as a clerk-typist for the State Dept. She married Fred Garff Featherstone, November 1, 1940. When he died November 7, 1947, she returned with their three children to Provo. She worked as the Secretary to the Medical Director of the Utah State Hospital 1950-1952, receptionist to Dr. Eddington at the Lehi Hospital 1952-1957.

She married Montague Arthur Pulham, July 8, 1953 in Manti, Utah. They resided in Lehi, combining his ten children, her three, and their two into a single family. "The only steps in this family lead to the front door." He died August 12, 1991.

Rhea graduated from the Utah Trade Tech LPN Nursing program in 1964, then entered the Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1968. She worked at the American Fork Hospital as a staff nurse, head nurse of CCU, and supervisor, retiring October 1984.

Organizing family get-togethers, planning and cooking for her loved ones, "club," and the single adult group were the joys of her life.

Easter egg hunts and THE Christmas party were initiated by her and have become family traditions. Mystery novels, attending plays, teaching the grandkids to play cards were legendary pleasures.

An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in the Primary, Junior Sunday School, as a genealogy specialist, and Relief Society visiting teacher.

She is survived by her children: Clive F. (Dora) Pulham; Laurine (Aaron) Zumbrennan; Bessie (Roland) Webb; Mont D. (Betty) Pulham; Colene (Ernest) Smith; Marvin Pulham; Mary Ann (Gerald) Jacobs; David (Kate) Featherstone; Mark A. (Gay) Pulham; Barrett W. (Cathy) Pulham; daughters-in-law, Carol Pulham, Barbara Pulham; son-in-law, Emery Jensen; 61 grandchildren; 156 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Francelle (LeGrand) Dunkley. She was preceded in death by two sons, two daughters, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 31, 1995 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lehi 11th-Sego Lily Ward Chapel, 880 North 700 E.ast Friends may call at the Wing Mortuary, Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. and Friday also at the Wing Mortuary, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment in the Provo City Cemetery.

Contributions suggested to Primary Childrens Medical Center, SLC, Ut

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