Friday, April 12, 2013

Thora Hulet (Wood) (Johnson) 1906 - 1983

Thora married Harry Victor Wood Sr b 1901 - 1966 m 1924, they divorced and she married James Johnson 15 April 1908 - May, 1960 (no children from this marriage) 

Children from Harry Wood and Thora Hulet:

Thora Huleta Wood 1926 - 2002
Harry Via Wood  1928 - 1928
Mary Ida Wood 1929 - 1989
Elton Lavarr Wood 1931 - 2004, daughter Sandra Wood 1959 - 1959

1920 census: 

From the letters of Hope Hulet Gardiner: 
1972 September 23, Aunt Thora
Aunt Thora has been here a week now.   Ann and her husband brought her out here.  I had no idea that Aunt Thora would be so neglected.  La Varr’s wife called the Dr. and did a little washing once.  But in over 2 weeks she only took a sandwich to Aunt Thora 3 times and gave her a little glass of milk.  Aunt Thora didn’t have water to take the pills with that the Dr. gave her until a little neighbor boy went in to take her mail and she asked him to give her a glass of water.  La Varr works at Hillfield and his wife likely tells him she is doing a lot for his mother.
The neighbor didn’t know Aunt Thora was sick for over two weeks.  Then one of them took meals to her and helped what she could. Aunt Thora had been so dizzy and sick with that middle ear infection she couldn’t get out of bed to call anyone or to answer the phone.  It is not good to live alone if someone isn’t interested enougth to look in once in a while.
J.H. - do you remember how Aunt Thora used to take care of you  when you were little?  She was always so good to you children.  You said Uncle John had always been a favorite with you.  It would please Aunt Thora I am sure if you say something nice to her.  She has had a lot of hard knocks in her life and not too much appreciation for kindnesses she has done for others.  I know you didn’t know she was here.

1972 October 20, Peterson home
Just before Aunt Thora came out here she got a picture of the old Peterson home from the newspaper.  I hope we can get a print made of it.  Beneath the picture it stated that this was one of the two hoes that had to be bulldozed to make way for the canal.
Well Aunt Thora and I have spent quite a lot of time today reading from the Pearl of Great Price and Genesis since we didn’t go to Sunday School or Sacrament meeting. I don’t like go and leave her alone.  She has had such a siege of that.  It is quieter here than in Sunday School class for sure.
1932 July 8, Davis County Clipper:
1937 November 19, Morgan County News:
1937 December 3, Morgan County News:

1948 April 9
Thora is a correspondent for the Morgan County News:

1949 Morgan County News: 

Headstone in Enterprise cemetery, Peterson, UT:


Thora's daughter: 

THORA HULETA BURWELL / January 23, 2002
BRIGHAM CITY Thora Huleta Burwell, 75 PASSED WAY Monday, January 21, 2002 at
Brigham Nursing and Rehab Center.

Huleta was born on December 13, 1926 in Peterson, Utah a daughter of Harry
Victor and Thora Hulet Wood.

On August 20, 1945 she married Charles Brooks, They were later divorced.
On December 26, 1953 she married Fredrick Dallas Burwell. Their marriage was
solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple on July 27, 1963.

Huleta was a member of the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
Brigham City 4th Ward.

Huleta loved reading, camping and the Utah Jazz.  Surviving are her four daughters and one son: Ann (Dale) Willie, Shippensburg,  PA; Howard Burwell, Blackfoot, ID; Kathy (Rob) Stone, Jannetta (Randy)  Spencer, Della Burwell, all of Brigham City, UT, three stepchildren; Joe Burwell, Elva Hall, Connie Allred, 14 grandchildren; 10 step-grand-children, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, her very special friend;
Madaline Lamb, one special Uncle; Howard Hulet, and one brother; LaVarr Wood.
Huleta has two grandsons serving on LDS Missions.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter-in-law, Karen  Burwell, sister, and brother.  Funeral services will be Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, UT.

Friends may call Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30
a.m. at the Mortuary.  Interment will be in the Peterson Cemetery
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