Ogden Pioneer Days is celebrating events all over the Ogden Area. Visit our map to learn about venue details, directions and locations.
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The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized solely for historical, educational, and public purposes and is completely non-political and non-sectarian. It is dedicated to perpetuating the names and achievements of those men, women, and children who founded Utah. They seek to encompass a broad scope of services ranging from the preservation of historic landmarks to the education of thousands of school children and other citizens about their pioneer forebears.
LaRee was born April 9, 1916 in Wilson Lane, Utah. She is the daughter of Dawayn Neor Jessop and Pearl Amelia James. On November 2, 1938 she married George W. Elmer in the Logan Temple. She is the mother of 9 children, 37 grandchildren and 108 great grandchildren. She and her husband served a mission in Birmingham Alabama. After his death in 1985 she served an Arizona Temple Mission. On October 12, 1991 she married Russel A. Shurtliff and they served as Stake Missionaries. He died in 1999. Active all her life in the LDS Church she has served in many callings throughout her life. She has served as an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple for 18 years until the temple recently closed. She is a member of the Susan Marriott Camp of the Daughters if Utah Pioneers, and served as Captain, Vice Captain, Chaplain and Music Leader. She worked for many years with the Adult blind. When she could still drive she would pick up other senor citizens and take them to the center for lunch. She loves to travel and in her 90's went to China and walked the Great Wall of China.
LaVern was born August 21, 1935 in North Ogden, Utah. She is the daughter of Wilford L. and Lucille Bingham Shaw. On June 28, 1945 she married Calvin W. Cottrell in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She is the mother of 4 children, 21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. A year after they were married Calvin served a mission to the Great Lakes Mission (Ohio and Indiana). While he was gone LaVern served a stake mission for Ben Lomond Stake during evenings, during the day she worked at the DDO to support Calvin on his 2 year mission. Active all her life in the LDS Church she has served in many leadership positions throughout her life. She has served as Den Leader, Cub Master or Den Leader Coach for 25 years currently serving as Den Leader. She is a member of the Cherry Blossom Camp of Daughters of Utah Pioneers where she has served as Captain, and currently is serving on the Weber North Company Board as Museum Director for the past 4 years. She was instrumental in starting the North Ogden Museum where she serves as President of the North Ogden Historical Museum. She has done Dutch Oven cooking in the schools for the Outreach Program of DUP. She served for 8 years as a volunteer at the Family History Center in Ogden. She has been a widow since 2003 but keeps busy in civic and church activities.
Laurane was born January 2, 1928 in Preston, Idaho. She is the daughter of Wallace and Eudora Jensen Holliday. On June 10m 1979 she married Milton Larsen in the Logan LDS Temple. She is the mother of 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She and her husband served a 2 1/2 year mission at the Genealogical Library working with the 4 generation sheets, sent in by members of the church. She volunteered almost 10 years at the Ogden Temple doing clerical work. She has held leadership positions in the church and in Daughters of Utah Pioneers where she belongs to the Lynn Camp and is currently the Historian. She loves to sew, decorate wedding cakes and birthday cakes. Collect family history and making porcelain dolls.
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