|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 2012|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Delora Gray Garrett
Dec. 27, 1922 ~ Aug. 22, 2012
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Delora Gray Garrett (89) passed away on August 22, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She was born on December 27, 1922 in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Andrew L Gray and Klea Grant Muir. She married her sweetheart, Joseph Ray Garrett, on May 12, 1941 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They had 71 wonderful years together, and were blessed with seven children.
Mom had an insatiable desire for learning, and a passionate testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and His gospel. Her influence was felt by all with whom she associated. Delora was faithful in her service in the church, including missions with her husband to Vancouver, Canada and Utah Central City. She served in the Salt Lake Temple for 23 years and transcribed hundreds of patriarchal blessings for her husband.
She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and a deep appreciation for beautiful music and the arts. She soloed for McDougal Funeral Homes for several years, and especially loved performing at various functions with her violin group.
For the past 25 years, she has chronicled her family history in creative and unique scrapbooks. She was gifted with beautiful penmanship and even her "doodling" had an artistic flair.
Her home was always clean and organized with everything in its place; it was always welcoming and a peaceful place to visit. She was affectionately known by her family as "the great consolidator."
Delora is survived by her husband Ray; children: Shauna Linde (Doug), Rand Garrett (Karen), Barbara Guzman, Jan Greenhalgh (Blaine), Vern Garrett (Nanette), Judy Gilmore (Chuck); 35 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Scott Garrett.
A viewing will be held on Friday, August 24th, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Centerville 5th Ward building, 270 North 300 East, Centerville, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 25th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location with a viewing from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.PremierFuneral.com
Andrew L. Gray (1883 - 1944)
Klea Grant Muir Gray (1888 - 1985)
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: Lorena
Record added: Aug 23, 2012
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