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Delma Francom

Female 1906 - 1999  (93 years)


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  • Name Delma Francom 
    Born 25 Jun 1906  Elwood, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Nov 1999  At home, Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 2 Dec 1999  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Born and raised in Elwood, Box Elder, Utah. Married Dale Laub Saunders in Ogden Weber, Utah, 15 Apr 1925. He died 4 May 1940 in an auto-train accident. In 1942 moved to Inglewood, California, to work at aircraft plant and lived with niece, Fae Kendell at 4468 1/2 Century Blvd., Inglewood, California. Married LeRoy "J" Bott 18 Jul 1945 at his home in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Became a stepmother to five children.

      She and Roy served a mission in New Zealand in 1954. They lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, Stockton, California and built a home in Santa Rosa, California, in 1962. He died 17 Jun 1979 in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California.

      Married Christopher Cleon Forsyth for time only in Oakland Temple, Oakland, California 11 Oct 1980. Became the stepmother of two children. He died 11 Sep 1986 in Enveness, Scotland.

      She had no biological children. She died at her home in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah 25 Nov 1999.

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      Delma F. Forsyth obituary from The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Dec 1999:

      Delma F. Forsyth, age 93, died peacefully in her Midvale, Utah home, November 25, 1999. She was born June 25, 1906, in Elwood, Utah, to Joseph William and Mary Cole Francom. Two sisters, Myrle and Gladys and six brothers, Edgar, Eugene, Dee, Glenn, Wayne and Farrel, have preceded her in death. Virgil and his wife, Mildred live in St. George, Utah.

      Delma married Dale Laub Saunders on April 15, 1925, later sealed in the Logan Temple. Dale was killed in an accident in 1940. She married LeRoy J. Bott, Sr., July 18, 1945 and became the stepmother of five children.

      She has 16 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. In 1954, Roy and Delma served a mission for the L.D.S. Church in New Zealand, and loved working with the Maori people. They lived in Stockton, California and in 1962 built a home in Santa Rosa, California. Roy died in June, 1979. She married Cleon C. Forsyth on October 11, 1980 and became the stepmother of two children. Cleon died in 1986. In 1993 she moved to Midvale.

      She leaves a great posterity of children gained through marriage, many others who call her "Mother" and "Grandma", and numerous friends made through years of service to others.

      Funeral service at 12 noon, Thursday, December 2, 1999 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 South Highland Drive. Viewing on December 1 from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. Donations, if desired, may be made to Harmony Home Health and Hospice.

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      Not in IGI file 5 Nov 2003
    Person ID I2218  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2006 

    Father Joseph William Francom,   b. 7 Oct 1869, Payson, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1947, St. George, Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Cole,   b. 17 Feb 1871, Nephi, Juab, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1968, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1895  Manti, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Christopher Cleon Forsyth,   b. 17 Mar 1904, Grover, Wayne, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1986, Enveness, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1980 (time only)  OAKLA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F100  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Dale Laub Saunders,   b. 13 Apr 1905, Collingston, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1940, Collingston, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1925  Ogden, Weber, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 9
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet

    Family 3 LeRoy "J" Bott,   b. 3 Feb 1896, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1979, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1945  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 10
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F99  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    FRANCOM, Delma
    FRANCOM, Delma
    FRANCOM, Myrle's funeral (1993)
    FRANCOM, Myrle's funeral (1993)
    Virgil, Delma, Gladys, Farrel, Donna Cornia, Myrle's children

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Ward Record (L.D.S.), Elwood, FHL Film #0025634, #871; Beaver Dam, FHL Film 0025618, #14.
      Film viewed 11 Oct 1999 by D. Cornia

    2. [S19] Headstone, Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

    3. [S23] Obituary, The Salt Lake Tribune , 1 Dec 1999.

    4. [S6] Ward Record (L.D.S.), FHL Film Utah N 2 (Nephi Ward Records).

    5. [S14] Temple Record (L.D.S.), FH L Film 0170490 ( Manti Temple), pg 132, item 2369.
      Married by John D.S. McAllister. Witnesses: Ole Jensen and Samuel Ware.

    6. [S28] Marriage License, Utah, Juab County Marriage Licence.

    7. [S14] Temple Record (L.D.S.), Oakland, FHL Film #1145286, 11 Oct 1980.
      Cleon Christopher Forsyth and Delma Francom married 10 Oct 1980 for time by Horace J. Richie. Witnesses: Willard R. Cummings and Gary Laole. Film fiewed by Donna Cornia 3 Oct 1999.

    8. [S6] Ward Record (L.D.S.), Elwood, FHL Film 0025634.

    9. [S28] Marriage License, Utah, Weber County, 15 Apr 1925.
      Witnesses: John M. Saunders and Mary A. Francom. Cannot read name of person who performed ceremony. Copy of marriage license obtained by Donna Cornia.

    10. [S28] Marriage License, Utah, Salt Lake County, #10255l, 18 Jul 1945.
      Married by Bishop. Witnesses: Victor J. Bott and Fae V. Boyle.