|Birth: ||May 26, 1924|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 2012|
Mavis Garrett Watkins was born May 26, 1924 in Layton, Utah to Willard Winner and Lovantha King Garrett. She passed away peacefully on February 27, 2012 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center of natural causes.
Mavis spent her early years in Bingham Canyon, Utah, where she met and fell in love with Harry Clarence Watkins. They married on May 29, 1943; then lived in Utah, Oregon, and California throughout their married lives.
In addition to her most challenging career of wife, homemaker, and mother to her eight children, she worked as a genealogical researcher for the University of Utah Department of Medical Genetics.
After serving a mission to London, England, she served as a temple worker at the Provo LDS Temple for over ten years. Music was a lifetime love of Mom's. She was the lyricist for a published book of children's songs, and also wrote and produced numerous award winning Roadshows during the 60's and 70's.
Preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Harry, son Brion Kim, and siblings Willis Garrett, Mary Hakanson, and Audrey Sahm. Survivors include her children Jan and Ray McCune, Orem, Utah; Todd and Sandy Watkins, Glendora, California; Garrett and Krisanne Watkins, Springville, Utah; Wendy Street, Portland, Oregon; Brook and Bruce Williams, Shasta Lake City, California; Haven and Vinnie Watkins, Bountiful, Utah; and Ril Werstler of Chico, California; as well as thirty grandchildren and forty-nine great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary in Springville, Utah, with an additional viewing in the Hobble Creek Fifth Ward Building, 1440 East 900 South, Springville, Utah, on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 10:00-10:45 a.m., with the funeral to follow at 11:00 a.m.
Brief graveside services and interment will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Kaysville Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on February 28, 2012.
Willard Winner Garrett (1891 - 1954)
Lovantha Isabelle King Garrett (1890 - 1977)
Harry Clarence Watkins (1924 - 1972)
Brion Kim Watkins (1951 - 1951)*
Riley Blair Garrett (1916 - 1916)*
Mary Garrett Hakanson (1918 - 1969)*
Audrey Garrett Sahm (1919 - 1941)*
Mavis Garrett Watkins (1924 - 2012)
Kaysville City Cemetery
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
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