Remember Laura Rees Merrill? She was the widow in Logan, Utah, who wrote letters to the families of dozens of men, soldiers returning from the Korean War, who were killed when their airplane went down in the mountains above Logan. We noticed in that post that she served two missions in the 1940s.
In 2009, when that post was published, Keepa’ninny Mark B. noted that Sister Merrill had served one of her missions in the same time and place (1946-48, Canadian Mission) as his own father, and he called his father to ask if by any chance he remembered Sister Merrill.
I just spoke to my father, who remembers Sister Merrill very well.
He said that the most memorable thing about her was that she worked, very, very hard–whether in the heat and humidity of a Toronto summer, or in the bitter cold of the winter.
She and her companions worked like lions “who were hungry.”
He also said that the mission president was careful to assign her companions (who would have been nearly 50 years her junior) who were vigorous and healthy, so they’d be able to keep up with her.
Altogether a remarkable woman.