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Death: Grace Maurine Dewsnup

Grace Maurine Dewsnup passed away February 1, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was born February 8, 1909 in Rexburg, Idaho to Hyrum Edvin and Jennie Ransom Dewsnup. She attended the U of U and was a graduate of the McCune School of Music and Art. She performed throughout the United States as a piano soloist, dance accompanist and was an accomplished composer, music theorist and teacher. She composed much of the excellent music used for modern dance choreography at the University of Utah. She was acclaimed by the professional dance artists with whom she worked as among the finest dance accompanists in the nation. She was the first piano accompanist for the P.E. department at East High from 1929-1944; first piano accompanist and teacher of music for dance in the College of Fine Arts at U of U from 1944-1974 as an Associate Professor; and on the teaching staff at McCune School, 1928-1957. She appeared as soloist with the McCune School Orchestra - Frank W. Asper, conducting.Survived by brother, Edwin G. (Jeannette F.) Dewsnup. Preceded in death by parents; one brother, Ralph LeRoy Dewsnup; three sisters, Myrtle Clayton, Arvilla Calder and Millicent Cornwall.

In leiu of flowers, family has requested donations be sent to the American Red Cross, 465 S. 400 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111.

Graveside services will be held Friday, February 6, 1998 at 1 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive. Funeral directors, Larkin Mortuary.

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