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Lorna Merkley

Female 1914 - 2014  (100 years)


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  • Name Lorna Merkley  [1
    Born 29 Mar 1914  Vernal, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Apr 2014  Vernal, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lorna Condon, age 100, a longtime Vernal resident, passed away on April 21, 2014 in Vernal.

      She was born in Vernal on March 29, 1914 to Ezra and Alice Hacking Merkley. Lorna attended Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1931 to 1935, where she earned a degree in Home Economics with an emphasis on nutrition.

      She also met her husband to be David Condon, at BYU. They married in the summer of 1935 and spent the rest of the summer at the Thorofare back-country ranger station in Yellowstone National Park.

      Through the next thirty-five years, she and her family lived in many of the Nation's well-known national parks, including Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon.

      When Lorna's husband, Dave, retired in 1969, they moved to Vernal to live at the upper end of Ashley Valley. For many years, she was active in Vernal in the Community concerts organization. She is an accomplished violinist and has played on numerous occasions over the past thirty-five years.

      She is survived by her two children: daughter, Marianne (Dennis) Donnelly of Pocatello, Idaho: and son, Wilson (Susan) Condon of Anchorage, Alaska; two granddaughters; a grandson; and five great-grandsons.

      Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Blackburn Vernal Mortuary, 15 East 100 North, Vernal, Utah. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.
      Burial will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery.
      Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on April 23, 2014.
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    Person ID I2052  Henry Grow Family
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2016 

    Father Ezra Thurman Merkley,   b. 23 Sep 1887, Vernal, Uintah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1919, Vernal, Uintah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Alice Hacking,   b. 26 May 1895, Vernal, Uintah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1988, Vernal, Uintah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1913  Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David DeLancy Condon,   b. 23 May 1907, Covina, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1993, Vernal, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
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     2. Wilson Leslie Condon,   b. 28 Sep 1939, Livingston, Park, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 2015, Anchorage, Alaska Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F5006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1914 - Vernal, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Apr 2014 - Vernal, Utah Link to Google Earth
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    Lorna Merkley

  • Sources 
    1. [S83] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States;), Year: 1920; Census Place: North Ashley, Uintah, Utah; Roll: T625_1868; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 91.
      Birth date: abt 1915 Birth place: Utah Residence date: 1920 Residence place: North Ashley, Uintah, Utah


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