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Obituary: Mary Jane Merrell Flandro

Jane died March 27, 2001, of heart-lung complications in the LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, after a lingering illness.

She was born in Dallas, Texas, November 28, 1920. A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her early twenties, she pioneered the church in the south Texas area and remained valiant throughout her life, later serving three full-time missions, Spain Bilbao, Hungary/Romania Budapest, and Mongolia UlanBataar, with her husband Royce. Local missions included University of Utah Institute of Religion and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Jane received a B.S. in Business Management from University of Houston and established a business which she successfully operated for ten years. Later, while on a mission in Mongolia, she utilized these skills teaching university students how to start a new business, resulting in many new ones. Considered a true "Southern Bell" entertainer par excellence, her culinary and hostessing skills will long be remembered.

She is survived by four children, Fred Goff (Martha), Louise Florence, Lola Cook (Steve), all of Houston, Texas; and Wayne Viehweg, Jr. (Sally), of Alpine, Utah; 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family may call Friday, March 30, at the Salt Lake Central 13th Ward, 400 East and 100 South, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Dedication of grave will be held at 5 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Hills, 4800 North,

650 East, Provo (Edgemont), Utah. Funeral

directors, Russon Brothers, Salt Lake City.