My name is Mary Ann Whitehead Overson and this blog is dedicated to all the amazing men and women who came before me: my ancestors. I also want to acknowledge my father, Armand Toyn Whitehead, who is the person responsible for a lot of the content in this blog; my dad has spent countless hours collecting and preserving photos and histories, and preserving them on the computer so that they can be handed down for generations. Thank you, Dad!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Obituary: Walter Aschel Pitt

Buried in the Vine Bluff Cemetery at Nephi, Utah

Walter Ashel* Pitt Obituary
Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Sep 1938

GOSHEN- Walter Ashel Pitt, 25, died at a Payson hospital late Friday. Time for services had not been set Saturday, but Interment will be at Vine Bluff cemetery at Nephi, directed by Anderson funeral Bale Pitt.
Mr. Pitt was born at Nephi, October 30, 1912, a son of Leonard N. and Emma L. Pitt. He married Donna Kirgan and had since resided in Goshen.
Donna Mae Kirgan Pitt
Surviving are his widow, Donna Kirgan Pitt, two daughters, Della and Joyce Marie Pitt of Goshen; his mother, Mrs. Emma L. Jensen of Provo; his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Pitt and Mrs. Hannah Bale of Nephi, and a brother, Leonard Pitt of Payson.

*actually spelled “Aschel”

Walter Aschel Pitt was the second son of Emma Louisa Bale and Lenard N. Pitt, Emma's first husband.  He was my mother's half brother.  He died very suddenly, leaving behind his young widow, Donna Mae Kirgan, and daughters Della Lou, age 3, and Joyce Marie, age 1.  

Donna Mae married a man from Texas in 1949, Clifton H. Pennington, apparently taking the two girls with her to Texas, and had several more children with him, but they divorced in 1972.  She died 27 Sep 1998 having never married again.  
Death Record courtesy Utah State Archives and Records office, online.

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