Edna Moselle Richards Wallace, age 94, passed away quietly at her home, Thursday evening, October 3, 1996, in the company of children and grandchildren.
She was born June 13, 1902, in Tooele, Utah, to George F. and Alice Robinson Richards, the twelfth of fifteen children. She was reared in Salt Lake City, later moving to Ogden where she married Lewis J. Wallace, February 14, 1934 and was sealed to him in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He passed away in 1975. We feel confident she is in the midst of a marvelous reunion.She was blessed with a vivacious, joyful spirit. She took immense delight being with her brother and sisters and friends, and vacationing with her beloved husband Lew. She loved playing with her children and grandchildren at home and at Bear Lake.
Having undergone difficult experiences in her early life, Edna was very understanding and compassionate. She was a fine listener, with much wisdom, and always imparted unqualified love toward her family, relatives, and friends.
She had worked for LDS Social Services and had been Relief Society President in the Ogden 43rd Ward. She had also served in various capacities in the Sunday School, Primary and Young Women's organizations. She loved the Lord Jesus Christ and tried to sincerely serve Him.
Edna leaves a legacy of love and faith to her three children, Sharon (Gordon T. Allred), Ogden; Linda Lew (Lynn W. Harbertson), Portland, Oregon; and Robert (and Claudia) Wallace, Layton; and three other children through her husband's first marriage, whom she also loved dearly, Dr. John (and Eliza) Widtsoe Wallace, Medinah, Ohio; Joanne (Richard W. Koplin), Salt Lake City; and Peggy (Jack Thorpe), St. George; 33 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Nina (Orin Woodbury); and Stella (Spencer Taylor) both of Salt Lake City.
Funeral services will be held at the Myers Mortuary Chapel, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Monday at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the mortuary Monday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment in the Ogden City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Primary Children's Medical Center, P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-0249.
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