Moses Willard 8 BIGELOW

Provo City Cemetery; Provo, Utah County, Utah

16167.349      Moses Willard 8 BIGELOW, son of Asa Elijah 7 ( Nahum 6 , Simeon 5 , John 4 , Joshua 3, Joshua 2, John 1), and Elvira (MEACHAM) BIGELOW, was born at Gunlock, Washington co., UT on 01 January 1876.  His parents moved from the southern part of UT to Provo when Moses Willard was about 13 and on the return trip Moses was stricken with spinal meningitis.  He recovered and became a teacher.  He married Ruby Jenette Gammon on 25 May 1899.  She was daughter of William and Charlotte (Johansson) Gammon and was born 11 June 1880 and died of pneumonia on 01 May 1900 leaving two children.  After the death of Ruby, he studied medicine in the east and became a physician in 1910.  He married Amy Ilenne Allred on 26 June 1912.  She was daughter of John and Mary (Bunnel) Allred and born 17 June 1894 Spring City, Sanpete County, UT. She later became his surgical assistant as she raised her family.  Moses also enjoyed farming in addition to his medical practice.  He died at Payson, UT on 21 May 1940 (aged 64)  and is buried in Provo cemetery, Provo.  Ilene and 8 of his children survived him, but wife Amy Ilene died 27 May 1980 at Logan, Cache co, UT.

Children of Moses Willard and Ruby (Gammon) Bigelow, born at Provo, UT:

16167.3491     Ruby Arvilla, b 23 Jan 1900 Provo,,UT; d 28 Jan 1908 Provo,, UT.

16167.3492t    Welby Willard, b 06 Oct 1902 Provo; d 20 Jan 1991 Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, CA; m 09 June 1926 Alice White; 3 children;

Children of Moses Willard and Amy Ilene (Allred) Bigelow:

16167.3493t    Moses Willard jr., b 06 Apr 1913 Castle Dale, UT; d ____ ; m 23 June 1933 Madge Crowe; 6 children.

16167.3494t    Amy Ilene, b 24 July 1914 Spring City, UT; d 06 Apr 2003 Boutiful, Davis co, UT; m 06 June 1938 George Walter Gasser; 4 children.

16167.3495t    Erwin Gordon, b 17 Dec 1915 Spring City; d 08 Feb 1982 Provo, UT; m 31 Dec 1947 Virginia Mullin; 1 child.

16167.3496     Lois Leona, b 30 May 1917 Panguitch, UT; d 01 June 2010 (aged 93) Kaysville, Davis County, Utah; unmarried.

16167.3497     Donna, b 01 Sept 1918 Panguitch, Garfield co, UT; d 25 Apr 2011 Kaysville, Davis co, UT; unmarried (see obit)

16167.3498t    Perry Kendall, b 31 Mar 1920 Panguitch, UT; d 01 Feb 1997 Salt Lake City, SLC co, UT; m 31 May 1940 Norma Gabbitas; 6 children.

16167.3499     Denny McRae, b 07 Jan 1923; d 27 Aug 1962; unmarried

16167.349At    Kile, b 25 Sept 1925 Panguitch, UT; d 11 Apr 1981 Salt Lake City; m 22 Jan 1954 Bonnie Alice Nelson; 9 children.

The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Volume II, page 470-471;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America;
Book of Rememberance, Bigelow Family, Descendants of Asa Elijah and Moroni Bigelow;
records of Bigelow Society, and genealogist Jean Bigelow.
Subject: Moses Willard
Date:     Sat, 28 Sep 2002 00:00:25 EDT
    Another Ooops while trying to dig up Moses Willard Bigelow, son of Asa
Elijah  and Elvira Jane Mecham.
Until we meet again,
Bob Bigelow (12th gen)

Rozilla and Ilene Allred

Amy Ilene (Alred) Bigelow
Elysian Burial Grounds; Millcreek, Salt Lake County, UT

Donna Bigelow

(September 1, 1918 - April 25, 2011)
     Donna Bigelow passed peacefully from this life Monday morning, April 25 after becoming weak on Easter Sunday due to natural causes from age. Being the last of her immediate family here on earth she joined her loved ones in what must have been a wonderful reunion.
     Donna was born in Panguitch Utah on September 1, 1918 to Moses Willard Bigelow MD and Amy Ilene Allred. She was the 5th of 8 children. She and her siblings always talked about their wonderful childhood and the happy times they shared. At an early age Donna loved school and school activities and was very talented in many areas such as art, sewing, poetry, singing and playing the piano and ukulele. These talents she shared throughout her life with those she loved and with the children she taught.
     Donna graduated from Garfield County High School in 1936 and went on to attend the U of U and Arizona Teachers College then later finished her bachelors degree at BYU in Elementary Education in 1942. She taught school for 37 yrs., 16 years were spent in the classroom and 21 years were spent as a teacher of homebound and hospitalized children. She always had crafts, sewing, books and songs at her home for all the children that visited. She was proud to be a school teacher and was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority for women teachers and later the Business and Professional Women’s Club, and held several officer and chairman positions in each of these. With summers off she and her sister Lois would travel to professional meetings all around the US and to visit family. Traveling became a lifelong joy to them and they traveled throughout the world together.
     Donna was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in many different auxiliaries throughout her life. She served a mission in the Western States Mission in 1939 and later to the California Ventura mission in 1984 with her sister Lois. She and Lois were very generous in all areas of their service within the church and within their family.
     Donna is survived by her sister-in-law Bonnie Bigelow and numerous nieces and nephews who were blessed to know and love her and even travel with her.
     Funeral Services will be held Friday May 6. 2011 at 11:00 am at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 No. Main St. Farmington UT, where friends and family can call from 9:45 - 10:45 am prior to services. Interment at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 E. 4580 So. SLC UT
     The family would like to thank the staff and friends at Apple Tree Assisted Living for the love, friendship and happiness they brought into Donna's life these past several years. They were amazing! Also, another thank you to Caregiver Support Network for helping Donna these last months of her life.

Modified - 01/21/2022
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