|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1921|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2011|
Beth Hillyard Call, 89, passed away at Greenwood Manor in Lehi on Thursday, October 6, 2011, from causes incident to age. Beth was born to Elona and Enoch Hillyard at Thayne, Wyoming on December 7, 1921.
Beth met her lifelong sweetheart, Max in Afton, Wyoming, where they both attended Star Valley High School. They were married in Kimball, Nebraska on May 3, 1941, and were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on September 17, 1941.
Max had finished an engineering degree at the University of Wyoming, but World War II called him into service before he could practice. He built runways in the Aleutian Islands, and didn't see his first son, Jerry Max, until Jerry was two and a half years old.
The couple made their home in Afton after World War II. Max working with his brother Lee, running the Star Valley Independent newspaper.
Judeen was born in 1948, and Lloyd in 1954.
The family moved to Salt Lake City in 1959, and Beth was glad to be a stay-at-home mother.
Kelly was born in 1960, and Beth got a license as a practical nurse in 1968, but to her (and Dad's) astonishment, the arrival of David in 1969 kept her in the home, raising "our little surprise".
She was happiest caring for her children and supporting her husband at home. She was active in the LDS Church all her life and served in many teaching assignments.
She also loved crocheting, and made bright-colored afghans for all her children and many of her grandchildren. She also canned lots of fruit, and color-coded them by year. Her children learned to eat pears and peaches that were green, blue, orange, and red (they still tasted wonderful).
When Max moved to Manti in 1972 to buy the Manti Messenger and Ephraim Enterprise newspapers, Beth took over the bookkeeping and subscription lists in the family business.
Max and Beth ran the award-winning newspapers until 2000, merging them into Messenger-Enterprise, Inc.
Beth did the books and addressed the papers while Max wrote stories, sold ads and ran the printing presses. Over the years, three sons, Lloyd, Kelly and David all worked at the newspaper.
Max finally retired and sold the papers to Suzanne Dean in 2000.
Beth and Max also served as temple workers in the Manti LDS Temple for many years.
They lived in Manti until September 2011, when Max decided Mom's care required professionals, and moved with her into the Greenwood Manor in Lehi.
Beth is survived by her husband, Max of Manti; children: Jerry, Champaign, Ill.; Judy (Brewer), Salt Lake City; Lloyd, Manti; Kelly, Springville; and David, Minot, Minn; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters: Vera, Wayne, Nerene, Olene, Lilian, Bardella (Barrus) Devere, Mignon, Lyunn, Glen, Douglas, Neal, Jean and Robert; daughter, Jane; and granddaughters: Kira Beth and Amy Michelle Call.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011 in the Manti 6th Ward where friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. again Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Interment will be in the Manti City Cemetery. Funeral directors: Magleby Mortuary. You may leave expressions of condolence at: www.maglebymortuary.com
Enoch Hillyard (1893 - 1977)
Emma Elona Gardner Hillyard (1900 - 1984)
Max Ellis Call (1920 - 2013)*
Jane Call (1955 - 1956)*
Beth Hillyard Call (1921 - 2011)
Bardella Hillyard Barrus Call (1925 - 1974)*
Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Oct 06, 2011
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