What a wonderful Christmas morning it was in the Little household, as family members gathered to celebrate the holiday. Sadly, however, the matriarch of our family quietly and unexpectedly passed away later that day.
Edna Jaques Little was born November 20, 1926, in Devil’s Slide, UT, to John Franklin Jaques, Jr. and Tillie Darlene Clark. She was the fifth of six children. Growing up, Mother had lots of friends in that small community, and could be found playing kick-the-can, run sheep run or swimming in the Weber River. She attended Morgan City Schools and has lived in the county all her life. Frank Wallace Little was the lucky soldier who won Mom’s heart, and they were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, December 18, 1944. After Frank finished his military assignment in San Francisco, the couple returned to Morgan. Mother worked in Cathy’s Bakery and Confectionary, a business they owned and operated for three years. After raising a family of four, she worked in the school lunch program, retiring in 1988.
She is a wonderful grandmother who looked forward to visits from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mom has always been the peacemaker in our family and has spent her life caring for others. She has a long list of friends and associates in the community who have benefitted from her kindnesses to them.
She leaves behind 2 sons and 2 daughters, Cathy Dinsdale, Craig (Laurie) Little, Morgan; Kim (Peggy) Little, Rock Springs, WY; Annette (Doug) Harris, Mountain Green, UT; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; a sister Rhea Iverson and extended family. Preceding her in death are her spouse, Frank, grandson Joseph Harris, son-in-law Don Dinsdale, her parents, 3 sisters and a brother.
The family wishes to thank the Morgan ambulance crew, the doctor, and emergency room staff at Ogden Regional Medical Center, for their professionalism, and for their kindness and consideration to our Mother during her last few minutes. Mom, Grandma “E”, we love you and will miss you.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Field Street Chapel in Morgan, UT (240 South 300 West). A viewing will be held Friday, December 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary in Morgan. A viewing will also take place prior to the funeral from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Interment, South Morgan Cemetery.
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