Death Takes Mrs. Eldredge
Prominent Community Church Worker Dies At Home Here
Mrs. Vianna Pratt Eldredge, 85, prominent Church and community worker and lifelong resident of Salt Lake City, died at her home, 60 East First North street, today at 4:30 a.m. of ailments incident to advanced age.
The widow of the late J.U. Eldredge, Utah pioneer of 1847, Mrs. Eldredge came to Utah when six months of age.
She was born in Harrisgrove, Iowa, March 13, 1851, the daughter of Orson and Mary Ann Merrill Pratt. Orson Pratt was an early Church pioneer, scout and apostle in the Church.
Prior to her death, Mrs. Eldredge was the oldest living member of the Orson Pratt family.
Mrs. Eldredge had taken an active part in church organizations, particularly in M.I.A. and Relief Society.
Mrs. Eldredge was the mother of seven children. Her three sons, Orson P., Frank M., and J.U. Eldredge all died several years ago. She is survived by the following daughters: Mrs. Ruth Meskin, Los Angeles; Mrs. Della Spiker and Miss Lulabel Eldredge, both of Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Vera Doherty of Chicago. All of her daughters were with Mrs. Eldredge at the time of her death. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Valton M. Pratt, a sister, Mrs. Joseph Kimball, both of Salt Lake City.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 12 noon in the Seventeenth ward chapel. Friends may call at the Joseph Wm. Taylor mortuary chapel, 125 North Main street, Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday until 11 a.m.
Interment will take place in the city cemetery.
[Deseret News, Apr. 8, 1936, 9]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]