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Volume 7 Issue 2                                                          February 2002


This newsletter includes the obituaries of a number of Wiser descendants who have passed away recently.  Our condolences and sympathy are expressed to their families.



Syracuse paper, Monday, 25 Feb 2002; Robert J. Jacobe (Ivan James Jacobe, Cora M. Albro, Andrew J. Albro, Sabra S. Morse, Alithea Wiser, Benjamin Wiser), 76, of Manlius-Cazenovia Road, Manlius, died Wednesday. Born in New Woodstock, he was a resident of Manlius for 50 years. He retired in 1990 after 12 years with the Onondaga County Parks Department as a caretaker of Pratt's Falls in Pompey. He was previously a barber in Manlius for 20 years and was a heavy-equipment operator for the former Red Chapman Construction Co. He was a member of St. Ann's Church in Manlius, the Pompey Lions Club and the Central New York Bowman Association. He was a Navy veteran.

His wife, the former Barbara Miller, died in 1989. Survivors: Two sisters, Dorothea Cain of Syracuse and Theresa Kogut of Fabius. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ann's Church. Burial, Oakwood Cemetery. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Richard F. Ayer Funeral Home, 38 Sullivan St., Cazenovia. Contributions: American Heart Association, Box 3049, Syracuse 13220.


Salt Lake Tribune, Monday, 11 Feb 2002; Barbara Carr Wiser, 61, beloved wife, mother, and grand-mother, died surrounded by her family at her home in Kaysville, Utah, Friday, February 8, 2002 after a courageous battle against cancer.

Born April 20, 1940 to Willard Lamoni Carr and Carmen Streeper in Salt Lake City, UT the second of four children. Married Wendell Haslam Wiser (William Harvey Wiser, John Harvey Wiser, John McCormick Wiser, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser) Aug 12, 1969 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died Aug 8, 1999. They are the parents of five children, Jerald W. (Susan) Wiser, Kaysville, David W. Wiser, Phoenix, AZ, Gregory W. Wiser, New Zealand, Diane Wiser, Kaysville, Sharon W. (Spencer) Meikle, Edmond, OK; and grandparents of 14 grandchildren.

Barbara was raised in Salt Lake City. She graduated from South High where she served as yearbook editor and designed the school flag. She attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. She received a B.A. degree in Art Education with a minor in Journalism in 1962. Barbara served a mission to Brazil 1962-1964. She taught art at Valley Jr. High, SLC, 1965-1968.

Barbara participated in numerous activities and had many interests. She was an accomplished artist and photographer. She also enjoyed reading, music, traveling, family history and especially family and friends. She was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served faithfully in many callings. She especially enjoyed working with and teaching primary age children.

Mom's life was an example of compassion, devotion to her family, friends and Church, and quiet service to others. We were truly blessed by her kindness and positive attitude and rejoice at the knowledge that she is reunited with her eternal companion. Muito Obrigada, Mom! Barbara is survived by her children; grandchildren; brothers, Steven L. (Ruth) Carr, Roland S. (Susan) Carr; and sister, Elaine C. (Scott) Brewster. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one grandson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wed. Feb 13, 2002, Kaysville East Stake Center, 201 S. 600 E. Viewings will be Tues. 6-8 p.m., Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main, and Wed. 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. E-mail condolences to the family at


Pocatello Idaho State Journal, Friday, 8 Feb 2002; POCATELLO Donna Fae Knowles (Eva Amanda Brower Knowles, Olive Eliza Smith, Amanda Jane Wiser Smith, John McCormick Wiser, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser), 70, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at a local long-term care center. She was the first of two children of Isaac LeRoy and Eva Amanda (Brower) Knowles, born December 29, 1931, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was educated in Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1950.

After graduation, Donna served a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southwest Indian mission. On returning from her mission she went to work for First Security Bank in the bookkeeping department. She retired in 1990, after 29 years with the bank. Donna was a member of Emanon Club and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was a member of the 12th Ward, where she sang in the ward choir, served as Relief Society secretary, and taught in-service training.

Her biggest joy was genealogy. She worked as a missionary serving in extraction for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews. She was greatly loved by them. Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the attending physician, Dr. Michael Francisco, Bannock Regional care facility and hospice, especially Robin.

She is survived by a sister, Louise (Ron) Brower, Idaho Falls; three nieces, Laurie (Val) Steed, Las Vegas, Nev., Wendy (Bob) Merrill, Preston, Idaho, Kelly (Will) Cziep, Portland, Ore.; one nephew, Steven (Elise) Brower, San Diego, Calif.; six great-nephews and five great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, both paternal and maternal.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2002, at the 12th Ward Chapel on Fourth Avenue and Fredregill Road, with Bishop Reynold Ralphs officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. Fourth Ave., Pocatello, and one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.



Riverside Press-Enterprise, Published: 4 Nov-2001; Norma Larkin (Clement Dewey Maxwell, Arthur Eugene Maxwell, Annetta Prudence P. Adams Maxwell, Temperance M. Wiser, Samuel Wiser, Benjamin Wiser), 80, died Thursday of heart disease at Life Care Center in Corona. Born in Fillmore, Mrs. Larkin lived in Corona 68 years. She worked for Corona Regional Medical Center in the billing department for 15 years before she retired in 1992. Mrs. Larkin is survived by two sons, Don of Redlands and Gene of Corona; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marvel England of Corona and Emmy Jackson of Sacramento. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas Miller Mortuary in Corona. Burial will be in Corona Sunnyslope Cemetery. Memorial contributions: City of Hope.


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