Sarah Jane Holman

Obituary of Sarah Jane Holman Walker

May 24, 1939, Intermountain Obituaries, Wednesday Morning

Pleasant Grove: Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Timpanogas L.D.S. Stake Tabernacle by Bishop Leonard B. Walker of Lindon ward for Mrs. Sarah Jane Holman Walker. 80.

Mrs. Walker was a life-long resident of Pleasant Grove. She spent most of her time in early days as a doctor and nurse.

She died while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Lester G. West, in Lindon, from shock due to her advanced age when a fall fractured her hip. She had made her home the past year with another daughter, Mrs. Jennie W. Johnson of Orem.

Six of her eight children were schoolteachers. Two of her sons, James H. and Robert Walker died within 5 months of each other one and a half years ago. She never fully recovered from this shock.

She was born in Santaquin on June 13, 1858, a daughter of James Alonzo and Sarah Ann Mathis Holman, pioneers of 1847. She was married to Appollos Benjamin Walker on April 24, 1876 in the old Salt Lake Endowment House. Mr. Walker died in 1910.

Five sons and daughters survive, Benjamin, and Lawrence R. Walker of Lindon, and Jesse M. Walker of America Fork; Mrs. West of Lindon and Mrs. Johnson of Orem; a foster daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Strong of Alpine; 59 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, Warren, Parley and Ray Holman of Fountain Green, James I. Holman of Brigham City, and Robery Holman and Mrs. Naomi Huggins of Bear River City and Mrs. Nancy Low of Beaver.

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