Our mom, Charlotte Hodges Mathis Adams, joyfully met her Lord Jesus face-to-face on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at her home in Roy, Utah. She was born July 5, 1927 in Brigham City, Utah.
Charlotte accepted Jesus as her personal Savior in 1964 at First Baptist Church, Brigham City, Utah. She attended church wherever she lived. She taught Sunday School, hosted church fellowships, and most of all, encouraged others.
She married Garner W Mathis Aug. 31, 1946. They had seven children together. She later married David H Adams on May 9, 1982. Charlotte and David lived in the Seattle, Wash., area and then spent several years happily traveling through the United States, Canada and Mexico. They lived in Why, Ariz., and Deming, N.M., before settling closer to family in Roy, Utah.
Mom worked at various jobs through the years, including Bethlehem Steel, where she met David.
Mom loved working on crafts of all kinds. When she saw something she liked, she learned how to make it. She did an assortment of needlework: plastic canvas, embroidery, cross-stitch, crocheting, as well as making clothes and other items on her sewing machine. She designed macramé lawn chairs and enjoyed painting ceramics. She derived great joy in crafts and hobbies.
Mom gave most of what she made away. She made large plastic canvas angels and personally delivered them to many fire departments and police stations. She charged all of her recipients a “hug” and said that the angels were to remind them that she was praying for them. She loved to bestow a “Cross in the Pocket” to everyone she met.
She loved to pass her free time reading Louis L’mour novels, Grace Livingston Hill books and inspirational poetry. If she found a poem she was fond of, she would have anyone around her listen as she read it aloud.
Charlotte’s children include: Glory Farley (Timothy), Ann Reed (Clavell), Bill Mathis (Gayla), Karen Padilla (Eugene), Robert Mathis (Reesa), Peggy Hibbitts (deceased) (Jim), and Merrym Bruce. She also had 20 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her husband, one daughter, one grandson and one great-granddaughter.
We love you Mom/Grandma!
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to celebrate Mom’s life on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 3286 Porter Avenue, Ogden, Utah.
In Lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Send condolences to family at www.myers-mortuary.com.
Carolyn Duke Anderson left this mortal life on Feb. 8, 2017, after a long battle with kidney disease.
She was born July 5, 1935, in Brigham City, Utah, to Harold Clyde and Daisy Lenora Jensen Duke. She grew up in Honeyville, Utah, with her best friend and rebel, Carolyn Hunsaker.
Carolyn was born with a love for music and loved singing and playing in bands. She could teach herself to play almost any instrument including the piano, guitar, banjo, steel guitar and harmonica. She loved to perform and sing with her eternal companion and best friend, Steve Anderson. She wrote a lot of gospel and country music and published children’s books.
Carolyn is survived by her eternal sweetheart, Steven J, Anderson, of Alamo, Nevada. She is the mother of seven children: Jalyn (Ned) Cobbley of Mantua, Utah; Cardell (Debbie) Sackett of Huntington, Utah; Kevin (deceased) Cindy Sackett Thompson of Tremonton, Utah; Randy Anderson of Alamo, Nevada; Robin (Craig Grover) Anderson of Hollister, Idaho; Lori (Kevin) Williams of Garland, Utah; and Kim (Bruce) Bowcutt of Tremonton, Utah; also 17 grandchildren of whom she was very proud; 42 great-grandchildren; brother, Harold (Lee) Duke; and sisters: Jean Tillman, Jan (Gordon) Jensen Rasmussen, and Velma (Dave) Blodget. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, a brother, and a sister.
Funeral services were held in Alamo, Nevada, and Brigham City, Utah. Interment was in the Bothwell, Utah, cemetery.
Funeral services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Home, Huntington, Utah, and Gillies Funeral Chapel, Brigham City, Utah.
Friends and family may visit the online guestbook and share a memory of Carolyn at www.heritagefuneralhomeutah.com.
Valerie Ann Baker
Valerie Ann Baker, 69, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.
Valerie was born March 31, 1947, in Mendon, Utah, a daughter of Velma Stephens and Melvin Walker Baker.
She married Eugene Vigil in 1963. They were married 18 years and had three children. They later divorced. Valerie married Douglas L. Baker in 1996. They were married 11 years and added his children to her family. She felt blessed to help raise Doug’s son Lance.
Valerie worked at Model Linen Supply for 4 1/2 years, then at Chromalox Heating Elements for 29 1/2 years, retiring in 2007. She was employee of the month and received two Jidokas with her current employer, QCS at Autoliv.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved crocheting, embroidery and made afghans for many care centers around Brigham City.
Valerie loved reading autobiographies and writing poetry and was a published poet, author and writer. She was a dog lover at heart. One of her favorite things was to spoil her dog, Wiggles. She will miss him dearly.
Valerie enjoyed gardening, collected butterflies, loved shopping and the “Fairs.” She shared her life with many loved family members and treasured lifelong friendships. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially playing cards. She loved her grandkids, and always worried about what they were doing. She will miss each one who touched her heart.
Surviving are her children, Tamara (Andrea) Vigil and Richard (Ruth)Vigil; siblings, Dean (Mary) Baker, Margie (Bob) Southworth, Dantzel Gonzales, and Susan Thorstead; nine grandchildren: Nathan and Braydon Vigil, Diane Carver, Karen Carver, Mitchell Shirts, Bailey Shirts, Breanna Kramer, and Trevor and Allyson Baker
Preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; an infant daughter, Angel; grandchildren, Ameilia and Kollin Vigil, and David Carver; also, many beloved dogs.
A viewing will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m., with a time of sharing to begin at 11 a.m. at Myers Mortuary Chapel, 205 East 100 South, Brigham City.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to help with funeral expenses to Myers Mortuary.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.