Death Takes Mrs. Pomeroy, Mesa Pioneer
Dora Pomeroy, 79, resident of Mesa since 1883 and wife of former Arizona State Senator Frank T. Pomeroy, died yesterday afternoon at the Southside District hospital. She had been confined in the hospital for the past two weeks.
The Mesa pioneer was born in Rockville, Utah, on April 10, 1873. At the age of 10, she came to Mesa with her parents in a party of Mormon pioneers. She attended Mesa schools and the Tempe Normal School.
She married Frank Pomeroy in the Salt Lake Temple on March 28, 1893. [Note: According to their marriage certificate they were actually married in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona. They were later sealed in the Logan, Utah Temple 19 Apr 1893] The couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary today. Mr. Pomeroy had come to Mesa in 1877. He was a member of the Arizona House of representatives for two years, a State Senator from 1929-1937, and also a reading clerk in the House for a number of sessions. He is now secretary and treasurer of the Arizona Pioneers Association.
Mrs. Pomeroy was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had held positions as teacher in both Ward and Stake Sunday School Relief Society and genealogical organization. She was chairman of the family history division of the latter.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Col. F. Ivan Pomeroy of Phoenix, and Roland of Peoria; three daughters, Mrs. Adah Allen, Glendale; Mrs. Margery Stuck, Phoenix; and Mrs. Dorothy Fowler, Tucson; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the First Ward chapel, Monday at 3 pm, by Bishop Dale Vance. Friends may call at Meldrum’s mortuary Sunday, from 2-6 pm. Interment will be in Mesa cemetery.
[28 Mar 1953, newspaper not known, clipping in possession of Dayna Jacobs]