EMMA OTTESEN HALVERSON
FLOWERS for the LIVING
by Mrs. Nellie Larsen
THE SPANISH FORK PRESS
Thursday 30 March 1961
|Emma, Grants daughter-Doris, Thomas|
Mrs. Halverson was born in Spanish Fork in a house that still stands and is now more than 100 years old, and has lived here most of her life. Her father was Hans Otteson and her mother was born in Denmark. She remembers the 3 month trip her mother took to visit her relatives in Denmark leaving Emma and her older sister 14 to care for the family. Emma had a happy childhood even though she had to work hard on the farm and in the home. She remembers Sunday afternoons when friends and neighbors would gather at someones home and make ice cream and enjoy each others company.
|Lyman, Thomas, Vernal, Emma|
The Halversons were parents of seven children, five of whom are still living, and Mrs. Halverson is so proud of all of them and of her 28 grandchildren and her 58 great-grand children.
The oldest, Thomas Lyman, lives in Glendale, California, and is married to the former Pearl Hanks, of Salem. This couple were caretakers at Carthage Jail for 25 months and Mrs. Halverson enjoyed a visit with them at this place.
|Reed, Grant Clara|
Thomas Lyman, Allen, Vernal, Emma, Emma
Grant, who is married to the former Minnie Clayson, lives in Spanish Fork and is in the real estate business here.
Reed lives in Ogden and is married to the former Luena Hicken, of Heber. Reed has served two different missions in New Zealand being the president of the mission at one time and he works for the California Packing Company.
Clara lives in Ogden with her husband, Scott Price.
Allen married Valentine Simmons from Payson and they now live in Price where Allen operates a furniture store in Helper.
|Reed, Clara, Thomas, Allen, Emma, Grant, Lyman, Vern|
Some very beautiful dishes given to her as a wedding presents 70 years ago and many other dishes of all kinds. There are gifts from many different states and several different countries. This interesting and, worthwhile collection and Mrs. Halverson is already wondering what will happen to all her lovely things when she is gone.