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Fern Myers Wilson Obituary


Fern Myers Wilson

Fern Myers Wilson, 83, of Orem, Utah, passed peacefully away on 28 February 2007 after a 10-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was the eldest daughter of the five children born to James W. Myers and Grace Clark, arriving in Panguitch, Utah, on 17 February 1924. Fern was reared on the family farm where she learned the value of hard work. She was a natural leader, graduating Valedictorian of Panguitch High School, and later attending LDS Business College and the University of Utah. She always had a thirst for learning and continued to take classes throughout her long and productive life.
She married the "kindest, smartest boy in town", Carroll H. Wilson, in the St. George Temple in 1946. They began life together in a tiny apartment while Carroll finished school at the University, then moved to Ridgecrest, CA, where their family of 10 children was reared. Although Fern drove the school bus and substitute taught, she was first and foremost a full-time mom, and she always said her greatest work would be her family. Her great loves were the Savior and His Gospel, music, sewing and cooking. She never tired of caring for the needs of others. Almost no visitor left her home without a taste of Fern's fudge or her homemade bread.
The family's heartfelt thanks go out to all the care givers and Hospice workers who made it possible for Fern to pass her last days at home. They were truly our angels.
Fern is survived by her sister, Elda M. Tasker and brother, Van J. Myers. She was preceeded in death by Carroll (1990) and their legacy will live on in their children: Florence (Moran), Shirley (Jones), Grace (Fletcher), Keith, Richard, Ruth (Burns), Mary Kay (Craig), Douglas, Lou (Crandall) and Carolyn (Thurston).

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 3 March 2007 at 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 810 East 600 North, Orem. Family and friends may visit Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem from 12:45-1:45 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be held in the Orem City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund or BYU Scholarship Fund.