Death of a Wife of Brigham Young.
The Salt Lake Herald announces, the death, on the 17th inst., of Mrs. Emeline Free Young, wife of President Brigham Young, and publishes the following communication:
We are seldom called upon to mourn the loss of one more beautiful in character or more mature in Christian faith. She was blessed by nature with a rare union of gentle-ness and strength, of sensitiveness and firm-ness of free, joyous life and deep thoughtful-ness. Her face was the true index of her heart—it was marked by purity and earnest-ness. But, besides what nature gave her, re-ligion gave an added power and beauty. Her trust in God was like the trust of a little child. Communion with Him was her con-stant habit. In prayer she found both joy and strength. A near friend said of her: “Never, I think, was she so happy or unhappy as to forget the necessity of leaning upon her Father in Heaven." She uttered no mur-muring thought when she was called to leave the home where there was so much to claim her heart, and when she parted from her beloved children it was with that same loving truth, "Thy will be done." As a mother her devotion was un-surpassed ; as a wife she was ever true to her integrity; as a daughter she was filial and fond; as a sister she was ever ready with her loving hand and gentle voice to minister in sickness or in health. As a friend, those who knew her best loved her most. Her ready sympathy and words of encouragement will long live in the hearts of those who were privileged to know her. Mrs. Young had been many years an in-valid, but those years were not spent in use-less repining. Her time was ever occupied by mental culture, and her sick room was illu-minated by the light of intellectual thought. Her conversation at times was most spiritu-ally beautiful, and on such occasions her face would light up, concealing the traces of deep suffering that had marred, to a small extent, her beauty. From my early childhood have I known this lady intimately. She leaves nine children to mourn her loss, and to them I would offer condolence. To the lovely spirit gone home to rest—congratulation.
CHARLOTTE I. GODBE.
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