Funeral services for Mrs. Louise “Mattie” Rorick Deal, 78, wife of Roe A. Deal, formerly of Springville who died in Glendale, Calif., last Wednesday, following a short illness, will be held in the Third-Ninth ward chapel today at 2 p.m. Bishop V.C. Mendenhall will be in charge. Burial will be in the Evergreen cemetery directed by A.Y. Wheeler and Son Mortuary.
Friends may call and meet the family at the chapel at 1 p.m. until time of services.
Funeral services were held in the Little Church of the Flowers at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif., last Friday. The service was conducted by J.S. Worsely, assisted by Richard Thorn, formerly of Springville. Mrs. Cora Thorn Bird, also a former Springville resident, was soloist.
Mrs. Deal was born in Morenic [sic], Mich., August 8, 1872. She came to Springville in 1895, to visit her sister, Mrs. T.R. Kelly and met Mr. Deal. They were married in Springville in 1898 and celebrated their Golden Wedding in Glendale, Calif., on December 31, 1948.
Mr. and Mrs. Deal purchased the Rosemary Fruit Farm in 1907 and operated it until 1920, when they sold the farm to A.W. Cherrington and moved to California, where they have resided since.
While living here, Mrs. Deal served as president of the Home Culture Club and both Mr. and Mrs. Deal have many friends in and near this city.
They had no children of their own but reared a niece, Mrs. Margaret Kelly Smith; also another nice [sic], Miss Louise Kelly lived with them.
Source: Springville Herald, March 22, 1951.