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Ida Mae Cannon Smith 1916 - 2011

It takes a great life to make a great funeral.
Well, we had a great funeral today.
Everyone loved Ida Mae Cannon Smith.
She was known as Maydae -- she was 7 before she knew
her name was Ida Mae.
Maydae was the granddaughter of pioneers.
Her grandmother Mary Ann Elizabeth Driver
was brought across the ocean by her parents
and celebrated her 1st birthday on the plains.
Her other grandmother was Martha Telle,
who came to Utah when the train line was complete
and married the apostle George Q. Cannon.
Maydae was born in Martha's home.
Maydae was born during WWI.
L-R: Betsy, baby Joan, Ida Mae, Janet,
and on the right -- Collins, my father,
always pretending to be coming home from the war.
Their parents were Ida May Burton
and Collins Telle Cannon.
For the first time, today I noticed a
resemblance between Nana and Corinne.
Daddy Cannon owned a woolen mill in Logan
before the Depression.
Dad and Maydae were often models for the sweaters.
Maydae belonged to a very loving family:
L-R, back: Betsy, Maydae, my mot…

Together Again!

I have loved this portrait of my great-grandmother,
Martha Telle Cannon, since I was a little child.
This painting used to hang in my grandmother's home.
Never did I dream that someday it would hang in my house.
I inherited the portrait of George Q. Cannon,
Martha's husband, 7 years ago.
Now they are together again!


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