Lila was born on February 5, 1927, in Fairview, Wyoming to Mertis and Rilla Bryson. She was the oldest child‒all girls‒of five. Her oldest sister was Verna, and she was followed by Eva, Gay, and Ellouise. They later moved to Ogden, Utah, and lived right across the street from Farr’s Ice Cream, much to the delight of her children and grandchildren.
She met her husband, Ferrion LeRoy Oram in Ogden. He soon went into the Navy in World War II, serving on the USS Phelps. He was injured in a battle and was awarded the Purple Heart medal. They were married on March 15, 1946, in a civil marriage which was solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple on March 14, 1947. They had three children, Danny, Blair, and Connie.
In 1955, they bought a home in Clearfield, Utah, and she lived there for the next 67 years. Lila was a member of the Clearfield 9th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was unable to attend for the past few years because of poor health.
She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She loved babies. She worked at the ZCMI snack bar for 18 years. She was a wonderful cook.
Lila is survived by her sons, Danny (Coral) and Blair; 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Ellouise. She survived the deaths of her husband, Ferrion, who passed in 1998, leaving her a widow for 25 years; her daughter, and son-in-law, Connie and Dann Russell; her granddaughter and husband, Shellie and Bob Drysdale; her father and mother, Mertis and Rilla Bryson; and her sisters, Verna Jenkins, Eva Starkie, and Gay Young.
She will be missed by her family and all who knew her.
The family will hold a private visitation. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd.