watsonclangenealogy
a genealogical record of the watson clan and many others.
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Zelda Lafawn  Gee

Zelda Lafawn Gee

Female 1906 - 2002  (95 years)

 Set As Default Person    

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Zelda Lafawn Gee 
    Born 1 Jun 1906  Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID 26F06A3042FFD245BBB682510A8E3C729289 
    Died 31 Jan 2002  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 5 Feb 2002  PARK_7_11_1_E2R, Salt Lake City Cemetary,Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I9  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2012 

    Father Ancestors William Gee, Jr,   b. 11 Jun 1852, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1932  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Anna Sophia Olsen,   b. 20 Jan 1875, Stigs Bjergby, Holbaek, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1969, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1892  Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    _UID CB39AC2351E5394FA3E1A04715DF6BDD38E0 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

    Family Ancestors Mark Cummings Brown,   b. 21 Mar 1907, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1978, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 28 Jun 1927  Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    _UID 83F6AD49D43B5143B08CFC393DEAA4A3F1B9 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mark Cummings Brown and Zelda Lafawn Gee on their cruise to Nassau
    Mark Cummings Brown and Zelda Lafawn Gee on their cruise to Nassau
    Zelda Gee & Allen Gee Brown
    Zelda Gee & Allen Gee Brown
    Zelda Gee - Color
    Zelda Gee - Color
    Zelda Gee - In Front of House
    Zelda Gee - In Front of House
    Zelda Gee on Front Porch
    Zelda Gee on Front Porch
    Zelda Lafawn Gee (1906-2002)
    Zelda Lafawn Gee (1906-2002)
    Rilla Malinda Gee (Johnson/Nielsen) and Zelda Lafawn Gee (Brown)
    Rilla Malinda Gee (Johnson/Nielsen) and Zelda Lafawn Gee (Brown)

    Documents At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    1930 US Census - Utah - Salt Lake - Salt Lake City - District 13 - Page 27
    1930 US Census - Utah - Salt Lake - Salt Lake City - District 13 - Page 27
    Zelda Lafawn Gee [Brown] (1906-2002) - Obituary - Deseret News - 3 Feb 2002
    Zelda Lafawn Gee [Brown] (1906-2002) - Obituary - Deseret News - 3 Feb 2002
    Zelda Gee Brown passed peacefully in her sleep Thursday, January 31, 2002, in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the age of 95. Born June 1, 1906, in Gunnison, Sevier County, UT she was seventh of the ten children of William Gee Jr. and Anna Sophia Olsen Gee.

    Zelda attended school in Salina, UT until she was ready for high school and then moved to Salt Lake City, where she graduated from East High. She and her high school sweetheart, Mark Cummings Brown, were married June 28, 1927, in Nephi, UT. Their marriage was solemnized June 24, 1940, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

    They lived in Ogden and Provo, UT and later in Santa Paula, CA, for ten years while Mark was employed by Sears, Roebuck, & Co. Then, after moving back to Salt Lake, they opened their own furniture store, Mark Brown Home Furnishings, in 1947. Zelda was actively involved in this undertaking, working side-by-side with Mark for over fifteen years. After moving the business from State Street to 900 East in 1964, they changed its name to Mark Brown & Sons, and then in 1969 they re-opened their store as "The Carriage House," exclusively carrying Ethan Allen furniture. This business is still owned and run by family members, and Zelda has followed its progress with great interest.

    Mark passed away Nov 6, 1978, but Zelda still found great joy in their home, family and neighborhood for many more years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, delighting in her grandchildren, the achievements of her family, and the beauties of her garden and nature. She loved Parleys and Parleys Sixth Wards, where she lived and served in many capacities for over forty-five years. Zelda was always generous with her love and her time. Her unfailing optimism and gracious good nature drew many friends and ensured her family's love and appreciation for her.

    Zelda is survived by her three children: Mark William and Ida Jean Brain Brown, Allen G. and Judy Juhlin Brown, and Barbara B. and John K. Watson, all of Salt Lake City, Utah. Her grandchildren are Mark and Susan Brown (SLC), Janet and Redd Smith (The Woodlands, Texas), Paul and Sharon Brown (Wilmette, Illinois), Laura and Terry Miller, Jennifer and Chris Madsen, Jamie and Becky Brown, Matthew and Crystal Brown, Sarah and Brett Hopkin, Mary Jane and Taft Price, John and Melody Watson, Michael and Natalie Watson, and Elizabeth and Luke Bradley, all of Salt Lake City. She knew and loved each of her 23 great-grandchildren, as well. A grandson, David Brown Watson, preceded her in death. Zelda is also survived by her brother Garney Gee and his wife Evelyn (Salina, UT), and her sisters-in-law, Chrystal Brown (SLC), Jerry McMillan (SLC), Dorothy Gee (Cypress, CA) and Julia Gee (Palm Springs, CA).

    Services will be 12 noon Tues. Feb 5, 2002, in Parleys Sixth Ward, 2350 S. 2100 E, SLC. Friends may visit with the family prior to the services 11-11:45 a.m. or Mon. 6-8 p.m., Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E. 1300 S, SLC. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Society to Prevent Blindness, 661 S. 200 E, SLC, or a charity of your choice.

    The family expresses its sincere thanks for the loving care that Zelda received from her friends at Cottonwood Creek Retirement Community, Willow Wood Care Center, and Heritage Hospice, and for the support and kindness of friends and family.

    Headstones
    Mark Cummings Brown and Zelda Gee's Headstone
    Mark Cummings Brown and Zelda Gee's Headstone
    Plot: Park 7, 11, E1 & Park 7, 12, E5

  • Sources 
    1. [s314] Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database (Reliability: 3).
      Burial Information: BROWN, ZELDA G.

      Birth: 6/1/1906
      Death: 1/31/2002
      Burial: 2/5/2002
      Place of Birth: GUNNISON, UTAH
      Place of Death: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
      Cause of Death: AGE
      Grave Location: Salt Lake City Cemetery , PARK_7_11_1_E2R

    2. [S17] SLC Cemetary Sexton Documents (Reliability: 3).
      2-5-2002
      Zelda G. Brown
      121315

    3. [S18] Utah Marriage Index, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 3).
      Groom's Name William Kee Jr
      Groom's Birth Date 1853
      Groom's Birthplace Of Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah
      Groom's Age 39
      Bride's Name Sophia Olsen
      Bride's Birth Date 1875
      Bride's Birthplace Of Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah
      Bride's Age 17
      Marriage Date 11 Nov 1892
      Marriage Place Gunnison, Sanpete, Utah
      Groom's Father's Name
      Groom's Mother's Name
      Bride's Father's Name
      Bride's Mother's Name
      Groom's Race
      Groom's Marital Status
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name
      Bride's Race
      Bride's Marital Status
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M74656-5
      System Origin Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number 481124
      Reference Number 636
      Note Gee mis-transcribed as Kee.

    4. [S72] Marriage Certificate (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S18] Utah Marriage Index, beta.familysearch.org, bk 4 p 120 #919 (Reliability: 3).
      Groom's Name Mark C. Brown
      Groom's Birth Date 1904
      Groom's Birthplace Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona
      Groom's Age 23
      Bride's Name Zelda L. Gee
      Bride's Birth Date 1906
      Bride's Birthplace Salina, Sevier, Utah
      Bride's Age 21
      Marriage Date 28 Jun 1927
      Marriage Place Nephi, Juab, Utah
      Groom's Father's Name
      Groom's Mother's Name
      Bride's Father's Name
      Bride's Mother's Name
      Groom's Race
      Groom's Marital Status
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name
      Bride's Race
      Bride's Marital Status
      Bride's Previous Husband's Name
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number M73591-5
      System Origin Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number 481658
      Reference Number bk 4 p 120 #919
      Per Barbara Brown Watson:

      Mark fabricated age as he would have only been 20 at the time of the marriage. Because they eloped, he didn't want to have any questions about age. He also gave bad info about his birth place, though it is where he was living at the time. This was presumably to make it more difficult to confirm details should they choose to do a search.