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bhe has. redeemed, her dead and has the knowledge that her labors have been accepted and that she has boen a saviour in very deed. It is just as n&lSk! we should die as it is we shbnk be' born, r He prayed thaU the spirit o' God might comfost ihe fumily ot the Bereaved. SV there really was no cause for s'cfew at the loss of sister Ivins, butfcuii we domourn for her present loss. - Prayed that wo might be as faithful as sister Ivins. . Bishop T. P. Cottam announced that all who desired td'view the remains, to please go - to "the nortb side of the building, View the remains and pass out at the south door. . The Choir Sang "Lead me gently gent-ly home, Father." f . Benediction by Richard Bentley, of the High Council. The vast congregation then Viewed the remains and during that time, the Requiem march was played 6n the Gram Organ. The singing was beautifully rendered by the Svike Choir, under the direction of hster J. W. Mcallister. . ) ;.. " : ,if Thirty twojvehielen followed the Hcree to. ilia g&7vj ord , Anna Lowrie Ivins, the daughter daugh-ter of caleb Ivins and Edith Ridg-way, Ridg-way, borai November! 18, 1816, in Philadelphia. She had four brothers and three sisters. Heir father died when she was eleven years of age and her mother died when she was fifteen, after which she lived with her grandfather until she Was married, by Jedediah M. Grant to Isreal Ivins, march 19, 1844. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about 1838. She was the mother of three Children, Caroline Augusta, born at Tomsriver, N. J. ; Georgianna, born in New York City and died there in infancy; Anthony W. Ivins was born at Tomsriver in 1852. In 1853 they moved to Utah, and in 1861 came to saint George. She was the first President of the Female Relief society, so-ciety, and has been stake President Presi-dent of the same J Bociety about twenty years. Hen live has been a very useful and respected one. She died on the 10th of January, 1896, of general xdebilijby, and passed away, as she had lived, a faithful Latter-day saint She leaves a husband, one son and eleven grand-chrildren and a host of friends to mourn her loss. William Atkin, Utah papers please copy. President A. W. Ivins arrived at St George at 6: 30 o'clock, a. m., on the 15th inst. and it was announced an-nounced that the Funeral Services of his beloved mother would convene con-vene at 1 o'clock p. m., at which time the Tabernacle was well filled. While the corpse wa3 being conveyed con-veyed to the stand prepared for it, a beautiful selection w played on the Grand Organ. Bishop Thomas P. Cctam callad the meeting to order at 1:30 and the Choir sang the hymn on page 354 "Earthly happiness is fleet-ing. fleet-ing. Prayer by Charles Smith, member mem-ber of the High Council. The Choir song "Come ye disconsolate." dis-consolate." Bi other Woodward, member of the High Council, ' was the first speaker. Said he had known sister sis-ter Ivins who did not change her name by marrying. -nearly all his life. Ihey lived- in the same neighborhood. Thev were well off. Had a small farm and mill and v were well respected. They went to school together. He had always respected her and when the Gospel was brought to that y Grant,- ,.they received" it with gladness. . Spoke other in a Very high and estimable manner. She was a very amiable lady from her youth up, and has wcrij herself out in doing good. - ,1 James G. Bleak, also a member of the High Council and assisteut to the President of the St George Temple and fellow laborer with sister Inns in thai place, said it had been truly, said that she lived in the hearts of those who knew her. A number of us, have known her about half her life." Said she died in her eightieth year. . She has labored in the St George Temple nearly one, fourth of her . life, and her fellow laborers there are not, in their feelings prepared to part with her and ,if, this sister has ever .spoken a word against any Brother or Sister, my ears have never heard of it.. All those , decorations, the wreaths of flowers and the preparations for this servic shows that She lived in the hearts of the people. There is not a blessing bless-ing or a promise that God has placed plac-ed in the hands of his servants to .give to mortals on earth, but what has been placad upon the head of this Sister and her pardner who is left behind to mourn her loss. ' May God comfort and bless him. We do not mourn as others of the world do. Spoke in thankful-; thankful-; ness to God that her son, whom we all so dearly love, is here to see hr laid peacefully away. jPavid H. Cannon i President of the St George Temple, said it was with peculiar, feelings that he at-; at-; tfxppted tq address the people, be- causa of the separation from Sister .., ..... '.II.".,. ..... Ivins. He said he oft-times thought we put off eulagizing our friends until they pass away and then speak of their valuable qualities quali-ties when it will do them no good. We mourn because of our mortal mor-tal separation, but we look forward to the glorious resurrection, to that union which we look forward to with such fond anticipation. She always had a mantle of charity to throw over the faults of others Our meeting to-day show3 how highly she was esteemed by people, and what to us is a loss, to her is a gain and that, stepping from this stage of action is only like stepping from one room to another, and there is in reality, no cause for us to mourn; and, without a doubt, she has already been greeted by some whom she has officiated for in holy places. He asked that the blessings of God might be poured out upon brother Ivins and the whole family. , President D. D. Mc Arthur said he could not help but rejoice for the condition of Sister , Ivins. We have many of our old people passing pass-ing away in peace, having lived faithful. all their days.- Spoke of the joy we should. have in flaying our loved .ones by jn. theirpej. ceful riel-cniyes.. ' Spoke of ihe .way the sarats when travleihg, 'had to! lay away members of their families by the way. ".He rejoiced; that his father and mother had laid their bodies down in peace among the saints of God. He was sure that Sister Ivins had gone to paradise of God' and all is well with her. Her example has been of the very best let us follow it. The servants of ' God are ' giving us good Council and advice all the time. Let us follow it ' that we may be worthy of the, blessings God has in store for usl e rejoiced re-joiced that Sistei -Ivins and our old Brethren and Sisters, who are passing pas-sing away, are laying their bodies down with the testimony of Jesus in their hearts. : Apostle Grant desired the faith of the saints that he might be able to control his feelings. As it has been said there is nothing we can do that will benefit sister Ivins, he bore his testimony that there is nothing in the power of man to give that has not been sealed upon her head. Read from the 76 th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants, Cov-enants, commencing at the 50th verse, and he beautifully portrayed the glory that is to be given to thoea who serve the Lord faithfully and are valiant for the word of GodL He bore testimony that sister Ivins had made all the sacrifice that God had required at her hand. Said that the same blessings that were promised to man on earth, through their faithfulness, are just as applicable to the faithful sisters, and sister Ivins so ordered her life that she is entittled to be redeemed. Choir sang hymn on page ' 55, - v ' "Inspirei of the ancient seers" " The Priesthood of the 1st Ward administered the' sacrament. Du. i ring the time that sacrament was , , I passed the Choir earig "Ashamed f t thee," Jos. W. McAllister sing- ' ing the olo, which was delightfully delight-fully rendered. " . a '.- Elder David H. Morris addressed address-ed the congregation, showing how-God's' how-God's' will was administered among his people' inancient iimes and how it was administered , in the days of the Savior, showing how John the Baptist did in Very deed baptize in water. immersion and plainly showed &ow Jesus himself demanded bapti,n of John, and how he; John, reasoned with him how unworthy he was to baptize the Savior of the world, John knowing know-ing him to bueb. He also show- , that Jesus convinced him of the ' " necessity for him.' to allow, it ' to bo V so, quoting the 6aying ,of t the 8a- :: vior "Suffer it to . be so now for , . thus it behoveth us : to fulfill' ' all v righteousness." He also-, beauti-fuly beauti-fuly portrayed the life of 4 the Savior Sa-vior and his' teachings to hia Dis- ciples while here in . mortality'; also his ' instructions to his disci-. they should ha endowed with pow- . er from oh high and rehersed the doings on the, day of Pentecost, when the peoMe were assembled Pjh and Peter spoke to the people and t$' every man heard the words in their Si. mother tongue, showing how all 1,-the 1,-the christian world believed this; i then showed that God was the ' W-' same, his ordinances the same, and that we must obey the same lawe in order to be worthy of the same blessings. Showed the necessity of our having faith in God v before we could serve Him. Aked the question "would a fanner low, hie seed on a barren desert where no -water could bo obtained and expect to raise a crop?" Of course he would not, but would seleot some , . - fertile spot, and after well prepar- ; ing his land, put his seed in the ; ground where water could be obtained, ob-tained, then he would have faih shown by his works So in .the gospel. We must have faith in the existence of God before we , can worship Him. ' : ' , ' Spoke of the prophecy of " John, the revelator, where he saw an angel an-gel flying through the heaveni, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth. . ; President D. H. Cannon followed giving an account, of, a visi4he madeyon returning, from England in 1861. Said he called pn .Martin Harris, in Kirtland, Ohio. I told him who I was arid askedhim to shoW me through the Temple, ! I asked him to show me the' place where the heavenly t messengers . , Concluded on last page.J t 1 v 0-u.zxcl.A3r Qorvloos. Concluded from ltrt page. stood when thov appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery. After doing so I asked him if he was as near in the presence of his Creator as he wa3 likely to be in the flesh? He said he was. I then read to him the testimony of the three witnesses as recorded in tho Book of Mormon and asked him if it was true, and what he had to say in regard to it Ho said it was true. He described the appearance appear-ance of the angel that presented to him the plates and told him that they contained the record of the ancient an-cient inhabitants of this continent and they were translated by the gift and power of almighty God. He could not be mistaken in regard to the person that appeared. He did not believe Brigham Young to be the legal successor to Joseph Smith and that he was leading the people astray, and they would have to come back. He spoke of the other two witnesses,, wit-nesses,, that although they both loft the Church, to their dying day tby bore a faithful testimony to the truth of the Book of Mormon. The ehoir sang an Anthem. Benediction by N. M. Savage. Wm Atkin.