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Obituary, Ada (nee Bailey) Murray

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  • Title Obituary, Ada (nee Bailey) Murray 
    Publisher Logan Herald, Logan, Utah USA, 6 August 2009 
    _TYPE Obituaries 
    Source ID S340 
    Text Ada Conrad(1911-2009). Ada Madeleine Bailey Murray Conrad, age 97, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Sunshine Terrace in Logan, Utah. Ada was the last descendent of one of Utah's last legal polygamist families as her parents were married before the Manifesto of the 1890's. Ada had returned in 2006 to live in the surround of her beloved Cache Valley. She was born Oct. 25, 1911, and was the youngest of 12 children born to William Archibald Murray and Amanda Bailey Murray of Wellsville, Utah. She also had 11 half brothers and sisters. After she graduated from South Cache High School she worked at the Bluebird Cafe in Logan and later at the Wellsville Morning Milk plant before moving to Salt Lake City to attend business college. An early marriage had ended in divorce and left her with a young daughter to support. While working in Salt Lake City Ada met and married Richard V. Conrad and had a son, Richard Conrad Jr. Dick Conrad's early death left her with two children to raise on her own. She decided to invest in the purchase of the Paramont Milk Depot on 4th South, which sold dairy products, hamburgers and shakes. It supported her and her family for many years. Ada's bookkeeping skills later lead her work in both the state and federal government, including the IRS, in Utah, California, Texas and Hawaii. Ada had a great intellect and was a voracious reader who retained every piece of information. She was the family encyclopedia and an invaluable connection to the past. Ada also loved people, meeting new friends, and connecting with old family and acquaintances in Cache Valley, many of who were with her at the time of her passing. Ada is survived by a daughter, Carol Lee Apiki (Walter) of Ka'a'awa, Hawaii, and a son, Richard V. Conrad of Palm Springs, Calif.; grandchildren, Lauren Apiki Ellsworth, Karen Apiki Kalino, Renee Apiki Awana; great-grandchildren, Kara Amanda, Leihoku Johanna, Dane Walter, Katherine Kamalani, Dylan Kekoa; and one great-great-grandchild, Arielle Kuuleimakamae. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Allen-Hall Mortuary Chapel, 34 E. Center Street, Logan. Friends may call at the mortuary Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Cemetery in Salt Lake City. Condolences and thoughts may be expressed to the family at 
    Linked to Apiki, Karen
    Apiki, Lauren
    Apiki, Renee
    Apiki, Walter
    Awana, [unknown given name]
    Conrad, Richard V. Conrad
    Kalino, [unknown given name]
    Murray, Ada Madeline Bailey
    Family: Apiki, Walter / [Unknown Surname], Carol Lee
    Family: Ellsworth, [unknown given name] / Apiki, Lauren
    Family: Kalino, [unknown given name] / Apiki, Karen
    Family: Awana, [unknown given name] / Apiki, Renee 

  •  Notes 
    • Rodrigues, Donald, Editor., "Published Obituary". Copy in possession of Editor, 1335 Saint Charles Street, Alameda, CA USA. 01042010a