Chester Con Memmott

Chester Con Memmott

Scipio, Millard County, Utah, USA
Death 5 Apr 2015 (aged 98)
Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA
Burial Scipio, Millard County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 144797412 · View Source
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Chester Con Memmott, ninety-eight years young, passed peacefully on Easter morning in Nephi.

He was born in Scipio on February 24, 1917 to Forrest Whitam Memmott and Catherine Amanda Esklund Memmott. He was the fourth son of seven children.

He attended Millard High School and after graduating he married his true love, Esther Hatch Memmott, on November 23, 1936 in Salt Lake City. They were sealed in the Manti Temple on February 27, 1947.

They remained in Scipio, where they raised their six children on the farm. It was an ideal occupation for someone who loved the land. The only thing he loved more was his dear wife of seventy-eight years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harmon Whitham (Klea), Forrest Ross (Wilma), and Jewel Kay (Melba); sisters, Ossie Catherine Memmott (Lon) and Enid Annie Warwood (Gay); sons, Raymond C. and Marvin Jay; and grandchild, Colby Chester Hafen. Chester is survived by his eternal companion, Esther Hatch Memmott; four children, Robert F. Memmott (Corinne), JoAnn M. Frost (Richard), Susan M. Allred (Randy), and Cindy M. Hafen (Roy); and brother, Jay Howard Memmott (Arlene). He will be missed by his forty-two grandchildren, 130 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

He was a master mechanic and loved nothing more than the beauty of a fresh field of hay ready to harvest. He loved the Angus cattle that he gently cared for.

Chester spent many years working in construction, building major roads throughout Utah.

He and his wife served two missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Winter Quarters Nebraska and Cove Fort Visitor Center, Cove Fort, which were their sweetest memories together.

He was a teacher for many young people in his Scipio ward, a calling he loved. He was known for his joyful nature, quick wit, and love of life, even when it was difficult. He loved the written word and gaining knowledge about everything.

As he dealt with aging and his lack of mobility these past three years, he acquired a gracious patience and gentleness that touched everyone he knew. He loved being with his family and loved every grandchild, treating each with kindness and worth.

We shall miss his sparkling blue eyes, constant teasing, and gentle smile. His greatest legacy is his Christ-like love for his wife and family. He taught us to work hard, endure, forgive, and greet the challenges of life with a smile on our face and hope in our heart.

He loved this life and his journey through it. We have been blessed by his goodness and are grateful he is ours through the eternities. Goodnight Sweet Prince.

We wish to express our thanks to the Doctors and staff at CVMC in Nephi and The Victorian House in Levan for their love and gentle care.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the Scipio Ward Chapel. There will be a viewing held at the church prior from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Scipio Cemetery.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on April 10, 2015.

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