Lurena Eldredge Warnick was born September 2, 1898 in Granger, Utah to Julia Lambert and Frederick E. Eldredge. She attended the West Taylorsville one-room schoolhouse before attending Monroe School and then Granite High School. She attended the University of Utah in 1918 and 1919, and during various summers afterward. She taught school in the Granite School District for five years, from 1919 to 1924. She first taught a religion class at age eleven, and then a kindergarten class at age twelve. She later served in the presidency of Young Women, Relief Society, and the Primary. In 1924, she married Merrill N. Warnick, and they had eight children. After they were married, they moved into a home built by Merrill's father, and starting that year, they began taking in various orphans and raising them. Lurena was very active in the community, taking part in the Parent Teacher's Association, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 4-H club work and various other activities. In Lurena's later years, she battled sarcoidosis, the effects of which included the loss of the use of a lung. She died May 27, 1989.
This is twenty-three page autobiography of Lurena Warnick and a biography of her husband, Merrill Warnick. The two biographies are bound together in a neat folder, the first half being dedicated to Merrill, and the second half to Lurena. Both contain two to four pages of photographs, followed by the person's biography, as written by Lurena. She writes very personally in the beginning of her own autobiography, relating many of her feelings and thoughts. She wanted to be a math teacher when she was young, as she excelled in algebra, but her father advised her to pursue homemaking classes like cooking instead. As a youth, Lurena helped in the field and also cooked in the home. She calls herself a 'tom-boy' because she grew up with the boys in her neighborhood. She continues with the major events of her life and lists many of her accomplishments and activities, such as her leadership in 4-H clubs for thirty-five years, and her award as Pleasant Grove Mother of the Year in 1964. A detailed description of the house she lived in is provided, as well as information about each of her children. Lurena concludes with her testimony of God, writing about how she is grateful for all of her blessings, despite her declining health.