Earthly mission completed! With faith, courage and in complete submission to the Lord’s will, our dear Mother, Grandmother, and great Grandmother has gone to join her Heavenly Father and other loved ones.
Pearl N. Redd was born on August 16, 1912 in Colonia Morales, Sonora, Mexico to John Conrad Naegle Jr. and Millicent Dorothy Jameson Naegle. She was the youngest of five children. Her elder sister, Leah, died in Mexico.
Her family was forced to leave Mexico by Poncho Via and his rebel soldiers ten days after her birth. After leaving Mexico, her family lived in various places in Arizona for a short time. As a child she lived in numerous places.
Her mother being the sole provider, moved wherever she might be able to find work. Some of these places were Boutiful, Toquerville, La Sal and Provo, UT and Ammon, ID.
From the time she was young, she worked alongside her mother and brother and sisters thinning beets, hoeing potatoes, picking strawberries and working in the Ranch House.
She finished high school in Moab. She didn’t think she would be able to attend college because of finances. Her mother told her if she could get along on $10 a month plus what she could make working for tuition and books, they would try it. She went to BYU for three years and received a “normal teaching degree”.
She taught school in Panguitch for two years. Her mother died while she was there. She then moved to Blanding where she taught for one year.
She started dating her eternal sweetheart, Daryle M. Redd, who was from Monticello, while there. The next year she taught in La Sal, where she could live in her mother’s house and save money awaiting her marriage to Daryle.
The were married on June 7, 1939 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They lived in Monticello their entire married life, where Daryle was a farmer and rancher. Five children were born to this union.
To meet the expenses of the family, she went back to teaching part time in the early 1950’s. In 1955 she started teaching full time and taught for 22 years. During that time, by taking extension classes and attending BYU for two summers, she received her Bachelor of Science degree.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many positions in the Sunday School, Primary, and Relief Society. For many years she was the “Junior Sunday School Coordinator”.
She and her husband served two missions at the Manti Temple. For many years, she was a member of the Rebus Rota Club and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
She loved working in her vegetable and flower garden. It thrilled her to see things grow and to feel the earth in her hands. It broke her heart when these things were denied her. She helped her husband with many jobs on the ranch and saw to it that her children had every opportunity and college experience she could provide.
Her husband passed away on February 18, 2003 after suffering from many operations. She lived with her daughter and her husband for a few years in Mapleton, UT. The last five years she has been cared for at the Greenwood Manor and Care Center in Lehi, UT.
She passed away on July 24, 2009 after a stalwart and enduring life.
She is survived by three children: Merlene (Don) Lovejoy of Mapleton, UT; Lemuel Hardison (Julia) Redd IV of Monticello, UT; and JoAnne (Ed) Peterson of Salt Lake City, UT.
She has 15 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 26 step great-grandchildren, and numerous step great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, three sisters, brother, four grandchildren, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law.
Funeral services were held July 29, 2009 in Monticello. Interment in the Monticello Cemetery next to her husband and two daughters, Tonya and Dorothy.
Card of thanks
The family of Pearl N. Redd would like to thank everyone for your help, love, and friendship.
Merlene & Don Lovejoy
Lemuel Hardison IV & Julia Redd
JoAnne & Ed Peterson