Lucy Pearl Leavitt Randall


Lucy Pearl Leavitt

Lucy Pearl had an incredible life even though it ended short.  I would like to share some personal events that had happened to her, and again go through many of the same events through her eyes.


          Lucy Pearl, had a quiet face.  Serenely beautiful.  Her face was a perfect oval with an almost olive complexion without a blemish.  Her crowning glory was her long black hair, which came below her waist.  She wore it pinned around her head in two long braids or sometimes in a bun.  She had very expressive large, dark brown eyes under natural straight dark brows, and a full sweet mouth.  Lucy was about 5 ft. 6 inches tall and weighed about 125 pounds.


          Lucy Pearl was born 13 Aug 1886, the 6th child in her family and was a healthy, happy baby endowed with a sweet disposition.  She attended grammar school in Mesa and moved to Pine in 1900 where her father was called to be Bishop.


          Lucy Pearl developed her musical talent and learned to play the piano, organ and mandolin.

 She was active in the church while she was raising her 7 children and usually had one or two jobs in connection with the music along with her other assignments.

Lucy Pearl and her sister Cindy, who lived side by side all their married lives, married brothers.  Their association throughout their lives was one of mutual joy and comfort.


          One of the happiest events in Lucy Pearl’s life was when Bert Davis built the big house in Pine and she moved from the old house of 4 rooms to the large wonderful home with 5 bedrooms and a bathroom.  She moved into the new home while Bert Davis was away on a cattle drive, but Mabel Rogers was staying with her and helped the family get moved.


          Another outstanding event was when mother got her roller piano.  Everyone came from miles around to hear it and to peddle the rolls.


          She has been remembered for her innate kindness and was always so thoughtful of other people’s feelings.

          One of Lucy Pearls greatest talents was organization.  Aunt Cindy said that when mother became ill the week she left us, that the house and all her affairs were in perfect order.  All the children’s clothes were clean and ironed.  She was a very energetic person and was busy constantly.  At many times she would be sewing by hand by the light of the kerosene lamp as she rocked in the chair with big red cushions.  She also canned apples and peaches, hung the wash, cleaned the windows and many other household chores, but she never did these chores with a frown for she was always singing as she worked.


          Her death came sudden.  She was attending a funeral earlier in the week when she caught cold.  The cold immediately turned into pneumonia.  She had only one week to live, so she gathered around the family and told them she would be leaving soon.  Her constant concern during this time was that Bert Davis kept the family together and near the church.  She wanted to be sure that they would grow up together and know the spirits of each other and have the best chance possible to develop their testimonies of the gospel.  When Bert Davis assured her he would do all in his power to comply with these wishes she was ready to go on to do the work of the Lord in the spirit world.  Lucy Pearl passed away, March 19, 1922.


Thanks to Judy Prince, grand daughter of Lucy Pearl Leavitt, for providing this information on the life of Lucy Pearl Leavitt.



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