COLUMBIA/TEMPE, Ariz. - Erma Lee Alger Weber, age 80, died May 30, 2006 in Tempe, Ariz., after a short illness.
She was born July 30, 1925 in Columbia to Elna Jensen and Edgar Alger.
After her mother's untimely death, she was reared by her aunt and uncle, Merrill and Vee Alger of Price.
After working in California for Douglas Aircraft during World War II Erma Lee moved to Tempe, Ariz., where she married Russell Weber in 1953 and spent more than 20 years in the comptroller office at Arizona State University.
She was active in her church and spent a lifetime of unselfish service to her family and friends.
She was a source of humor, encouragement and wisdom to all around her.
Lee loved to write and has had some of her stories published.
Erma Lee is survived by husband, Russell, Arizona; children, Jimmy Kay, Arizona; Layna (Bill) Bennett, California; Randy (Chris) Weber, California; Debbie (Steve) Owens, California; Larry Weber, Arizona; seven grandchildren; sisters, Myrleen (Ray) Sitterud, Orangeville; and Dora (Ray) LaBrecque, Sunset. She was preceded in death by brothers, Van Alger, Harold Alger, Mayo Alger and Jimmy Alger.
Services were in Tempe, Ariz., on June 3. Friends and family may celebrate her life at the Cleveland cemetery on June 7 at 10 a.m. under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
GREEN RIVER - Verda Seely Fraley, age 92, passed away June 1, 2006 in Ferron.
She was born Jan. 3, 1914 in Sunnyside to George Willard and Olive Pursy Dickman Seely. She married LaMarr Hansen and had three children.
Verda was a remarkable homemaker and could make anything with her hands, cooking, quilting, knitting, crocheting, canning, and gardening.
Her motto was that old pioneer saying, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."
In addition to all this, she became a beautician and was one of the first in Utah to be licensed to do acrylic nails and individual false eyelashes.
She was also an avid deer hunter and fisherman.
In 1981 she went through the temple and received her endowment.
She is survived by children and their spouses, Richard and Beatrice Hansen of West Valley City; Edward and Norma Jean Hansen of Green River, Kay Jones of Teasdale; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Louise Sherril Allene Spadafora, LaRue Hunt and Olive Anderson, all of Green River. Preceded in death by grandson, Thad Hansen; brother, Don Seely; and sister, Libby Harper.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 6, at noon in the Green River LDS Ward Chapel where friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 prior to services. Burial, Elgin Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
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