Emma Jacobs Farnsworth, 88, died January 31, 1998, in Provo, Utah.
She was born in Sulphurdale, Beaver County, Utah, on January 17, 1910, to Murray Kimball and Charlotte Baldwin Jacobs. In her early life, her parents moved to Riverdale, Weber County, where she was reared. On January 11, 1951, she married Norman W. Farnsworth who preceded her in death.Emma was a prominent church worker and educator. For over seven years she worked on the Primary General Board, was president of YWMIA in three different wards, was R.S. Counselor in Mar Vista, was ward and stake in-service leader in both Salt Lake and Santa Monica. She taught in all auxiliary organizations of the LDS Church. She worked in the Provo LDS Temple for several years.
For 13 years, she was an elementary supervisor in the Granite School District; she taught in the BYU elementary training school and she taught with distinction in Weber County, Los Angeles City, and Granite School Districts.
She is survived by her children, Norman R. (Marilyn) Farnsworth, Borego Springs, CA; Helen (Robert) Paxton, Noristown, PA; Merrilyn (Harold) Webb, and Charlotte (Gordon) Loveless, Provo, UT; Gary F. (Carole) Farnsworth, and Dr. Briant J. (Glenna) Farnsworth, Salt Lake City, UT; and Paul J. (LynnAnn) Farnsworth, Denver, CO; brothers and sisters, Mrs. Charles B. (Retta) Watkins, Modesto, CA; Mrs. Derold P. (Sue) Romney, Salt Lake City, UT; Grant B. Jacobs, Uintah, UT; and Wayne C. Jacobs, Concord, CA; 41 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 4, 1998, at 10 a.m. in the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State St., Orem. Friends may call Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the mortuary and also one hour prior to the services on Wednesday. Interment will take place in the Beaver City Cemetery.
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