Conner, Lena Ethel

1907 – 1940



Source: Worland Newspaper November 13, 1940




Lena Ethel Canady was born November 8, 1907 at Inman, Nebraska, and died in a hospital at Worland, Wyoming, November 12, 1940.  In 1918, when she was but ten years of age, she moved to Lusk, Wyoming with her parents.  She was baptized into the Seventh Day Adventist Church at the age twelve.

She was graduated from Campion Academy in 1926, and attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska for two years before she began her career as a Church teacher.  It was while teaching at Ten Sleep that she met her husband, and she and Earl Conner were married May 27, 1934 at Fort Laramie, Wyo.   To this union were born three children, Ray [Roy] Marvin, four, Joy Marilyn, three, and Gleora Arlene, age one and a half years.   Besides her husband and children, Mrs. Conner leaves to mourn her death, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Canaday of Lusk, Wyoming; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Bass of Lusk and Mrs. Grace McIver of Ten Sleep; a devoted father-in-law, Fred Conner of Big Trails, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Freda Gore of Denver and Kathleen Conner of Boulder, Colorado; two nieces and two nephews, and a host of friends.


Not until the records are opened in Heaven will it be possible for us to appreciate all the good that Mrs. Conner had accomplished.  Many are those who pay tribute to her fine character and gracious friendship.

"Some day when all life's lessons have been learned

And sun and stars forever more have set,
     The things which our weak judgments here have spurned,
     The things o'er which we grieved with lashed wet,
     Will flash before us out of life's dark night
     As stars shine bright in deepest tints of blue
     And we shall see how all God's ways are right,
     And how, what seemed reproof, was love most true."



Funeral services for Mrs. Earl Conner were held at the 7th Day Adventist Church on Friday afternoon, November 15.  The Rev. Thomas of Greybull preached the funeral.  He also had charge of the funeral of Mrs. Fred Conner, held just three months ago.  Miss Loraine Davis and Miss Eileen Musgrove, Sabbath school teachers at Greybull, sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and "Passing Down Life's Valley One by One;  Mrs. Clifford Egbert sang, "No Burdens Yonder."  The pallbearers were Carl and Alvin Williams, George and James Greet, and Everett and Frank Compton.

Mrs. Conner was the first Seventh Day Adventist Parochial school teacher in Ten Sleep, and everyone knew her, and to know her was to love her.  This was clearly shown by the host of friends at the funeral services, and the many, many beautiful flowers.
The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Earl Conner and the three little kiddies left behind.