"In Memoriam," Women's Exponent, 1 April 1882, 165.
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- Jane Tuckett
With loving remembrance we record the demise of another Veteran in Israel Sister Jane Tuckett who departed this life March 10, 1882, after an illness of one week, at the residence of her son in the 11th Ward, Salt Lake City, at the advanced age of 86 years 9 months and 7 days.
Deceased was born in East Grinstead, Sussex, England, July 3rd 1796 [sic]. She was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London May, 1848. Emigrated to America in the ship Berlin in 1849, passing through New Orleans, remained in St. Louis five years. Crossed the plains in Moses Thurston's company in 1855 and became one of the pioneer settlers in Spanish Fork, also St. George, Utah where she buried her only daughter. She was a woman of remarkable energy and retained all of her faculties until the last moment, conversing freely of her exit to the life beyond as one would speak of an expected pleasure trip, consigning various articles to the care of her friends as tokens of remembrance.
Death had lost all its terrors and she earnestly desired to enjoy the rest promised to the obedient and faithful; she had finished her useful career, was satisfied with life and counseled her children to live the religion revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith, and prepare themselves to receive a fullness in the celestial kingdom of God. She only clung to life until she could see until she could see two absent sons who had been summoned to her side, only one of whom arrived in time to see her pass away without a struggle. Her life was devoted to ministering to the six and needy and many will have cause to remember her kindness with deep gratitude. She was the mother of seven children, and leaves four sons, thirty-one grandchildren and a wide circle of friends. She died as she had lived, a true Latter-day Saint, with the assurance of a glorious resurrection. Her funeral was largely attended int he 11th Ward meeting house March 10th, when the remains of a good woman, a most devoted mother and true friend were quietly laid to rest to await the resurrection of the just.
"Mourn not the dead who peaceful lay
Their wearied bodies down -
Who leave the frail and mortal clay
To seek a fadeless crown."
LILLIE F. FREEZE