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 Annie Shirley <I>Jackson</I> Mlaker

Annie Shirley Jackson Mlaker

Birth
Payson, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 12 Apr 1990 (aged 70)
Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot J, 50, 3
Memorial ID 64797 · View Source
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The Deseret News
April 14, 1990
page G5

Annie Shirley Jackson Mlaker, age 70, passed away at her home in Midvale with her family around her on April 12, 1990. Cancer destroyed her body but not her spirit. She died as she lived, courageously, without complaint, and enduring to the end.

Shirley was born March 21, 1920 in Payson, Utah to Chester A. and Annie Melvina Betterton Jackson. On December 24, 1940 she married Edward Mlaker in Midvale, Utah. There is not space enough to pay the tribute her husband and children would like to pay her but a few feelings are mentioned here. She loved her family, here in Utah, and those of her childhood roots in Mississippi. Innumerable friends and neighbors were touched by her life also. She was always looking for ways to help others, usually without recognition, and sometimes even at sacrifice to herself. Her talents and interests were designing and sewing unique Barbie Doll clothes, drama (she even made movies!), traveling and making memories, enjoying people, and living life each day to its fullest. She was an active member in the LDS Church, belonging to the Midvale 1st Ward. She was an example of a Christ-like life, a good and faithful servant, and a daughter of God. And as her handicapped daughter put it, ''You're a good lady, Mom.''

Survived by her husband of 50 years, Edward, Midvale; son, Steven and his wife Bonnie, Orem; daughters, Toni and Kelly, both Midvale; Susan Reading, Murray; Rosemary Armstrong and her husband, Dan, Bennion; Judy Hegewald, Sandy; 11 grandsons and 10 granddaughters. Shirley's parents and brother and sisters are already on the other side to greet her.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 16, 1990, at 12 noon in the Midvale 1st LDS Ward Chapel 465-6th Ave. (7500 So.) Friends may call at Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64797
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Annie Shirley Jackson Mlaker (21 Mar 1920–12 Apr 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64797, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .