She had a loving relationship with her parents who adored her. Her father passed away when she was 8 years old. She learned many great lessons in life from both her mother and father.
On October 9, 1945 her mother married Rex Packard. He was a ray of sunshine to their sweet little family. She and her brother Lynn loved the attention from their new Dad and were later thrilled to have Verl join their family. Her brothers were a very special part of her life.
When she was in the 7th grade, she moved to Beaver where she made friends quickly and it became home. Red became that special guy in her life. He was a free spirit, so outgoing and fun loving. They were married February 15, 1952. They were blessed with five beautiful children who were all raised in Greenville where everyone there was family. It didn’t take our Mom long to feel part of the Williams family. They loved her so much and treated her like one of their own.
Mom relished many things in life but she reveled in being a mother and grandmother. In fact, some of her greatest blessings call her “Grandma Darling”.
A big part of Mom and Dad’s life was the trail ride at the Grand Canyon and going to the horse races with their friends. They met people from all walks of life which added character and dimension to their lives.
She loved learning and education. While raising her family she graduated from SUU and began teaching at Belknap Elementary. She transferred Motherhood into the classroom where she loved her students and they loved her.
Her beloved Red passed away August 10, 1990 which was forever life changing.
She married David Myers on December 26, 1992. They have enjoyed 21 years together. David brought a sparkle back into Mom’s eyes. He has been a devoted husband and friend. She loved the Myers family and all of Dave’s children and grandchildren as if they were her own.
She was an active member of the LDS Church where she served faithfully in various callings. She had a firm testimony and was a great example of service. Our Mother always taught us to look for the good in others.
She loved decorating her home, collecting dolls and thimbles and creating beautiful quilts. She enjoyed parties at the lodge, ceramics, genealogy, oil and water color painting, gardening, knitting, photography and reading. She was famous for her homemade dill pickles. There was always something good cooking in Mary Ann’s Kitchen.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband: David Myers. Her children: Rex (Ranae) Williams, Carolyn (Mike) Dalton, Laurie Cox, Cliff (Michelle) Williams and Chad Williams. Step Children: Clayton Myers, Matt (Jodie) Myers, Markita (Bret) Yardley, Marissa Myers, Burgundy (Chris) Blomquist and Sunny (Bill) Evans. Brothers: Lynn (Mary Lee) McKee and Verl (Marie) Packard. She has 30 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The Funeral services will be held Friday, August 23, 2013 at 11:00 am in the Beaver 3rd-4th Ward Chapel (220 N Main St., Beaver, Utah). A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday Evening, August 22 at the same address and from 9:30 to 10:45 am Friday morning prior to services. Interment will be in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Utah.
Arrangements are entrusted to the SWINDLEHURST FUNERAL HOME. On line condolences may be sent to www.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com.