Pauline Salmon Day - August 02, 2011Pauline Salmon Day, 71, of Glendale, Ariz., died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at a Phoenix hospital four days after surgery.
Viewing was Monday, Aug. 8, from 5-7 p.m. at Brown’s Colonial Mortuary, 4141 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, followed by burial in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, also in Phoenix.
Memorial service for Mrs. Day, a native of Aurora, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Palm Valley Church at 431 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, Ariz.
Pauline Salmon Day was born and married on Aug. 9, which is also the date for her memorial service.
Pauline was moved from ICU after showing improvement, but called her husband Arthur at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to tell him that she didn’t feel well. Arthur returned to the hospital with his two daughters and they talked with her until about five minutes before she died. She died a week short of her 72nd birthday
Pauline, who grew up in Aurora, was born on Aug. 9, 1939, to A F and Luella Delano Salmon at the pioneer farming homestead of her great grandfather Alexander Franklin Salmon near Stockham.. “Her grandfather Thomas Salmon was one of the first babies born in Hamilton County in 1871,” according to family historian Rex Salmon. “Her mother, Luella May Delano Salmon, was the eighth great granddaughter of John Alden, who arrived on the 1620 Mayflower. John’s daughter Rebecca married Dr. Thomas Delano in 1667 in Duxbury, Mass. Mother Luella was a direct blood relative to the Alden-Mullins lineage.”
Pauline was graduated from the Aurora High School in 1956 and attended a year of commercial schooling in Lincoln before starting office work.
She met her future husband Arthur Clay Day -- an Oklahoma electrical lineman -- through a blind date. She was married to Arthur on Aug. 9, 1958, in Aurora at the Evangelical United Brethren Church. They lived there for about eight years at 9th and K streets while her husband worked at the Farmers’ Union Co-op Creamery. Because their two girls – Marla and Teresa -- had bronchial problems, their doctor recommended that they move to a warmer climate for health reasons. They arrived in Phoenix in June 1966.
Pauline became a Christian through the Giltner Bible Club led by Maurice Kremer. She was a member of Prairie Gem Church southwest of Aurora until it was destroyed by a Christmas Eve fire in December 1961. In Phoenix, the Days were members of several churches.
Mrs. Day is survived by her husband, son Arthur Clay Day Jr. (Susie) of Goodyear, Ariz., Marla (Robert) Nielson of Phoenix, Teresa (Jerry) Baker of Glendale, Ariz., five grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
She is also survived by four Salmon brothers: Rex (Lynn) of San Diego, Alvin (Marilyn) of Aurora, Danny (Kay) of Central City, and Alfred (Dorothy) of Hampton, and two sisters: LuAnne (Don) McDonald of Grand Island, and Venida (Bill) Carlstrom of Polk.
Mrs. Day was preceded in death by daughter Dawn Arnita Day, who died in 1962 when about nine months old, and her parents, A F and Luella May Delano Salmon, and brother Steve, who died in 1993. The four are buried in the Aurora Cemetery.
Memorials to your church or favorite charity is suggested by the family.