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April 01, 2013
My name is Lorna Moffett, daughter of Lydia Washburn and Ben H. Moffett, formerly of Provo, Utah.

My mother was a student of Lorna Call Alder at BYU and she loved this woman dearly. In fact, I am named after your mother!

I was surprised to see her obituary in the newspaper, as I don't take a paper and rarely check the obituaries, but just happened to one day and I am so very glad that I did. I had NO IDEA that Lorna Call Alder was still living during much of my life. I would definitely have made it a priority to pay her a visit - to search out where she lived. I always wanted to meet this grand woman of whom I had heard so much about.
My mother went to BYU with a broken heart from being orphaned and from the break-up of a relationship with a young man. I am sure that the love that your mother emulated, nourished my mother and helped her through some very difficult times. My mother became a school teacher, and a good one. She had a good role model - Lorna Call Alder.

I remember her sister Fulvia Dixon Law as she was in a dinner group with my parents when I was quite young.

It is heart-warming to know that through the gospel of Jesus Christ we are assured that your dear mother lives. She is progressing and happy and best of all, she will be reunited with each of you on a promised day in the future. I know, in my heart, that she and my mother have re-newed their acquaintance in their new heavenly home. Life and love continue. "Sweet IS the peace the gospel brings."

I would love to correspond with anyone - everyone in your family. I would love to meet you. Please contact me at 801-290-2448 or email:

God be with you at this tender time.

All my love, Lorna Moffett
March 26, 2013
Sister Alder was an amazing woman, and an example to each of us who knew her. She taught both my wife and I at BYU in our Elementary Ed Art classes. What a fun, creative class that was. Hers was a life well lived. We express our condolences to the family.
March 21, 2013
Lorna was connected to my mother's family in Mexico. My Aunt Bertha Belle Harris was Lorna's child hood friend with whom she traveled to New York to Columbia Univeristy and later to Berkley, California. Lorna was instrumental in the Benjamin Franklin library in Mexico and my Aunt Bertha was the Head Librarian there until her death in 1952. I will always remember Lorna as a wonderful kind and spiritual woman of God. She had a very positive influence on our family. My mother, Margaret Harris Brand loved Lorna like her own sister along with her other sisters. BYU is a better Univeristy because of the life of Lorna Call Alder. May the Lord bless her family with peace and love from the Brand and Harris' families.
March 15, 2013
Thanks for the memories of the good times we shared together, Lorna. We love you infinitely! We cherish your great Book. Enjoy your loving family reunion in Paradise to the MAXIMUM!

Te mandamos abrazos, saludos y besos con nuestro Amor para siempre,

PS- Viva Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua!
March 15, 2013
She was such a special lady and I always loved seeing her at the different events that I had the privilege to be in attendance with her.
March 15, 2013
What a truly great woman grandma Alder is. We feel blessed to have sat at her feet and heard her stories firsthand.
March 15, 2013
Dear Friends:

What a life she lived! It is impossible to be sad at the departure of one who has lived such a good life, but we of course grieve and send you our condolences on her passing.

I knew and respected Lorna as a BYU teacher when I served there, and I have seen and heard of her from time to time since then. She was, of course, a "Call cousin" of my wife, June, and a sister of our esteemed brother, Eran.

I join with you in rejoicing in the assurance we have of the reality of the resurrection and the love of God that sees us through difficult times in our lives and beckons us onward to our eternal destiny.

I send my love and best wishes to you and to your wonderful family.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks
March 14, 2013
Aunt Lorna has been an example of living life to the fullest, even in her last years. We are so grateful she took the time to write the Anson Bowen Call book. It is a family teasure! Wish we could attend the funeral and renew our family ties.
March 14, 2013
Grandma A.was so beautiful,loving, kind and greatest woman I have ever had the opportunity to know.She always treated me like family & I love her like family. It is hard to think of her gone, but know she is having a wonderful reunion with her husband & family who have gone before. She will be missed. I pray that she knew how many lives she touched for good.
My love & prayers are with Francis & Lynn & all of her family. She was truly an angel her on earth!
March 14, 2013
Sis. Alder taught me Art for Elementary Teachers at BYU in 1970. Still used many of the ideas and projects in my final teaching years before I went into administration. Lovely woman - great LDS woman of Faith example!
March 14, 2013
Lorna was such a wonderful person with a life filled with service! She had an ability to make you feel special and always remembered our names even though we were rarely around her when and she really had not too much of a reason to remember us. It was fun to be in her home and hear her tell you stories of her life as well as very fascinating to read her personal life history.
Her legacy is one that most people would like to have a fraction of when we leave this life. What a grand reunion she must have experienced in heaven!
We feel honored to have met this sweet lady.
Love to all the family,
Ric & Michelle Nielsen
March 14, 2013
The world has lost a great treasure of humanity. Oh how Lorna was universally loved and oh how she will be missed! But while we mourn her passing from this life, with all her many loved ones who have gone before her in her 106 years, I'm sure there is an amazing reunion going on in heaven right now. Sending my love and condolences to Lorna's family,
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