I left my heavenly home on November 15, 1933 to come serve my earthly probation and returned on March 7, 2016. I was born to Clarence T. Little and Muriel H. Little and was raised on the family farm in Morgan, UT with my three brothers: Mark, Don, and Ray, where I learned the value of hard work and family values. I was educated in the Morgan school system. I married my high school sweetheart, Blair L. Carter, on June 20, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. The next year we started our family and I became the proud mother of five daughters and one son.
I did work outside the home, but the best job I ever had was being a mother. Sewing was something I enjoyed doing, as well as teaching it to my daughters. Cooking large meals had always come naturally to me, so I struggled when it was time to cook for two. One thing I did master was canning every fall as taught by my mother. I was able to spend 63 years of my earthly life with my eternal sweetheart.
I was blessed to serve as a Primary teacher and in three Relief Society presidencies. One of the highlights of my life was serving in the Ogden LDS Temple with my husband. I considered my callings “time well spent.”
There were many times I spent horse riding with Blair, using my own tack, while training young horses and checking the cattle. So many special moments were spent with family and friends horseback riding, camping in the Uintah Mountains, riding the many trails on ATVs, enjoying multi-family dutch oven dinners and the wildlife. Ice cream was a staple in our freezer when camping.
I am survived by my husband, Blair, our six children: Diana (Rick) Stokes of Plain City, UT, Donna (Floyd) Petersen of Clinton, UT, Dixie (Owen – deceased) Bunot of Hooper, UT, Tamara Heiner of Ogden, UT, Cyndi Carter of Morgan, UT, and Lynn (Denise) Carter of Clinton, UT; and brothers: Don (Dorothy) Little and Ray (Ruth) Little, both of Morgan; and sister in law, Luella Little of Las Vegas, Nevada. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and expecting two more; and 13 great, great grandchildren. A baby in my arms always brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart.
Family members preceding me in death are my parents, Clarence and Muriel Little; brother, Mark Little; son-in-law, Owen Bunot and grandson, Nolan Stokes.
Special thanks goes to Dr. Ferguson, Dr. Hansen and their staff, along with the nurses and aides at Rocky Mountain Hospice for the excellent care and compassion I received during my illness with cancer. They were a great help to me and my family with the tender care they provided. To the many ward members and friends who supported us with meals, love, and encouragement, you have touched our lives deeply. We will forever be grateful to you for the strength and hope you brought to me and my family.
A viewing will be held at Walker Mortuary, 45 W. 200 N. Morgan, UT on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Morgan LDS Stake Center 355 N. 700 E., Morgan, on Saturday March 12, 2016 at 12 noon. Friends may pay their respect prior to the service from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
Interment at South Morgan Cemetery.