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 LaVaun <I>Heaton</I> Asay

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LaVaun Heaton Asay

LaVaun Heaton Asay was born Thursday, September 30, 1920 in Alton, Utah to Lynn Hoyt Heaton and Lydia Wilson Heaton.

She attended high school in Orderville and Kanab and married Elvin Verl Asay on September 7, 1942, shortly thereafter solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they had eight children, four of whom died as infants.

LaVaun was a faithful daughter of her Heavenly Father. She served four missions for the Church including one with her family, two with her husband, and one on her own at age seventy-nine. She served in every auxiliary and was a Jordan River Temple ordinance worker at the time of her death.

She always felt her family was her greatest accomplishment. For eighteen years, she has been the matriarch of our family and our greatest example. LaVaun was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.

LaVaun passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2009 after courageously enduring eight years of cancer. She resided at 4891 South Hillmar Street (1890 West) in Taylorsville, Utah at the time of her death.

LaVaun left to cherish her memory her daughters, Kaye (Kent) Baldwin, Sharon (Michael) Ray; son, Joseph (Arlene) Asay; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Ken, Wilson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Verl; oldest daughter, Verla Jean (Roger) Anderson; siblings, Luana, Amy, Gerry, and LeVoy; grandson-in-law, Danny Childers.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in the Taylorsville Tenth Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 4950 South 1950 West in Taylorsville. Friends and family attended a visitation on Wednesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home located at 4330 South Redwood Road (1700 West) in Taylorsville and on Thursday at the Church from 12:00 until 12:45 p.m prior to the services.
LaVaun was laid to rest following the conclusion of the Funeral Services in the Elysian Burial Gardens Cemetery in Millcreek Township.

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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 28 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38819280
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LaVaun Heaton Asay (30 Sep 1920–14 Jun 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38819280, citing Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .