Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Garnetta Eyre

Garnetta Eyre

 

 

Birth: 4 July 1912 in Orton, Garfield, Utah, USA

Death: 22 March 1991 in Payson, Utah, Utah, USA

 

 

 

 

Garnetta was born on 4 July 1912 to Joseph Hyrum Eyre and Lula Minnie Bird. She a twin to Garn Edwin Eyre, and the pair were the last children born to Joseph and Lula.

Garnetta was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the age of eight on 1 August 1920. She was confirmed on the same day.

Eight years later, on 9 July 1928, she married Murray Lamar Bohn. Three children were born to the couple before they divorced around 1933. They are: Robert Lamar Bohn, Saun Leroy Bohn and Mildred Louise Bohn.

On 24 February 1936, Garnetta married James Lorraine Dotson (also known by Lorraine James Dotson) in Pioche, Nevada. They were sealed in the Saint George Temple on 16 May 1941.  Five children were born to the couple: Sharon Lorraine Dotson, James Joseph Dotson, Scott Dotson, Marilyn Lee Dotson and Ronald Leon Dotson.

Garnetta and James received their patriarchal blessing on the same day, 29 September 1974 in Springville, Utah from Leo G. Robertson.

Garnetta Eyre died on 22 March 1991 in Payson, Utah. Her obituary, which was published in the Deseret News can be read below:

Garnetta Eyre Dotson passed away March 22, 1991 in Payson, Utah.

Born July 4, 1912 in Orton, Utah, daughter of Joseph Hyrum Eyre and Lula Minnie Bird Eyre. Raised and educated in Minersville, Utah. Married Lamar Bohn; later divorced. Married James Lorraine Dotson February 24, 1935 in Pioche, Nevada; marriage later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple. Her husband preceded her in death June 5, 1979. Active member of the LDS Church, serving in the Relief Society, Sunday School, and as a temple worker.Survived by five sons and three daughters, Robert L. Bohn of Vila, Vanuatu; Saun L. Bohn, Logandale, Nev.; Mildred Friel, Salt Lake City; Sharon Pulsipher, Payson; James J. Dotson, Kaysville; Scott L. Dotson, Murray; Marilyn Reid, Payson; Ronald L. Dotson, Salem; one brother and two sisters, Garn Eyre, St. George; Mildred Martin, Minersville; Lucille Critser, Beaver; 33 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held March 27th, 1991, at 11 a.m., at the Springville Wheeler Mortuary, 200 East 100 South. Friends may call Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery.

Published: Sunday, March 24, 1991 12:00 a.m. MST, Deseret News

Garnetta was burried in Evergreen Cemetery in Springville, Utah.

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