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Virginia Ruth Geisler Snarr collection of Patricia Marian Geisler papers, 1947-2014

 Series — Carton: 13
Identifier: MSS 9189 Series 6

Scope and Contents

Family papers of Patricia Marian Geisler, including letters, photographs, ephemera, and other mementos from her career as a social worker and mission in the Southwest Indian mission. Materials dated 1947 to 2014.


  • 1947-2014


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Open for public research.

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Biographical / Historical

Patricia Marian Geisler was born December 20, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on a Navajo Reservation in the Southwest Indian Mission in Arizona. She received her undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Utah and her master's in social work from the University of Utah. Patricia later worked as a caseworker with the LDS Indian Student Placement Program.

Biographical / Historical

Ruth G. Snarr was born Virginia Ruth Geisler on July 31, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph T. Geisler and Virginia Kimball. She married Wade Robinson, whom she later divorced, and then remarried in the Salt Lake City temple to Lloyd Dee Snarr. Ruth worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 21 years in Salt Lake City, Utah. She also served in various Relief Society presidencies. She enjoyed singing and also served on various community committees. She was raised in Salt Lake City, but she also lived in Newfoundland, Riverside, California, Hawaii and St. George, Utah.


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