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Grace Hepworth Hiatt
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1920
Millard County
Utah, USA
Death: May 22, 2008
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

On a beautiful spring afternoon in May, Grace H. Hiatt passed away from this earthly life surrounded by her loving and devoted family at the Sandy Regional Care Center in Sandy, Utah. Before moving to Sandy, she resided at 915 South Shirecliff Road (2300 East) in the University Village area of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was born to Orlando and Fern Hepworth of Hinckley, Utah on August 28, 1920, the eldest of 10 children. On June 12, 1946 she married the love of her life, Jex L. Hiatt in the Salt Lake Temple and they made their home in Payson, UT where they were blessed with three wonderful children, Carol Ann H. Gudjenova, Bonnie H. Marston (Rick) and J. Lamoyne Hiatt (Beverly). Jex built her a beautiful spacious home on Salt Lake's East Bench and the family moved there in 1960. Grace was a faithful, dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She completed an honorable LDS mission to the Northern States in 1944. She faithfully served in various capacities over the years including Primary and Relief Society Presidencies, Sunday School Teacher, Chorister, Teacher Development Course Instructor, Building Scheduler and German Name Extractor and Coordinator. Grace was responsible for the extraction of over 80,000 names. Grace was an exceptional student and teacher. She graduated from Hinckley High school where she was honored as valedictorian and Student Body Secretary. She continuined on to B.Y.U where she earned a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education. She furthered her education at the University of Utah receiving a Masters of Education Degree with a Phi Kappa Phi key. Grace was a beloved educator teaching children in various schools in Utah including, Grantsville, Lehi, and Payson High Schools, Santaquin Junior High, and Emerson Elementary. She delighted in teaching her "kindergarteners" for 22 years until she eventually retired in 1986 with a total of 34 years teaching in public schools. She served as an officer of the UEA, President of the Association of Classroom Teachers (ACT) and was an active member of local and national boards. Hand Quilting was her favorite past time. Her numerous quilts "grace" the homes and beds of her sweet children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In fact, there were so many perfectly stitched quilts, that a good portion were donated to charities including the Primary Children's Hospital.

Grace is survived by her three children, nine grandchildren, Brandilee Chacon, Brianne Christianson, Christina Gudjenova, Aaron Marston, Mindi Weber, Tom Marston, Audrey Ericksen, Wendy Bunn, and Taylor Hiatt; nine great-grandchildren (with four more expected this year). She was preceded in death by her husband, Jex, who died 40 years ago on Feb. 2, 1968, a sister, Ray Woolsey and three brothers, Melvin, June, and Harold Hepworth. We will remember Mom for her tireless Christ-like service, exceptional intellect, quick wit, kind and generous heart, energetic spirit and loving smile.

Family and Friends are invited to a Viewing on Tuesday, May 27th at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary (2350 East 1300 South) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 28th at the Monument Park North Stake Center (1320 South Wasatch Drive) from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 28th at 12:00 noon at the Monument Park North Stake Center.

Published in the Deseret News from 5/25/2008 - 5/26/2008. 
Family links: 
  Orlando Hepworth (1898 - 1960)
  Fern Elizabeth Reeve Hepworth (1896 - 1986)
  Jex Leon Hiatt (1919 - 1968)
  Grace Hepworth Hiatt (1920 - 2008)
  Berneice Hepworth Palmer (1922 - 2008)*
  Thola Hepworth Kolan (1924 - 2010)*
  Iola Rae Hepworth Woolsey (1926 - 1997)*
  Melvin Reeve Hepworth (1928 - 1997)*
  Lester Orlando Hepworth (1930 - 2009)*
  June Alma Hepworth (1932 - 2002)*
  Harold Jacob Hepworth (1934 - 2004)*
  Roma Hepworth Zeller (1936 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
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Record added: Aug 05, 2013
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Grace <i>Hepworth</i> Hiatt
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