MORGAN - Our dear, angelic mother, Betty May Taylor Heiner graduated from this life and into the arms of her eternal companion Doyle P. Heiner on Tuesday May 28, 2013. She was born June 10, 1928 to Adrain John and Naomi Burnett Taylor in Clinton, Utah. She was the fourth child of a family of eight children, consisting of four daughters and four sons.
She attended Clinton Elementary School and graduated from Davis High School. She was a member of the Pro Schola pep club. She had a group of close friends that were known as the "Old Maids" with whom she enjoyed many wonderful days. This was during World War II and most of the boys were gone. This close friendship continued throughout their lives.
Mom and Dad were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 3, 1948. She is survived by her eight children, thirty-two grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren, with four more on the way. Her children are Dan (Julie) Heiner, Rozann (Robert) Petersen, Joanne (William) Blood, Carol (Don) Durrant, Scott (Kathryn) Heiner, Brent (Susan) Heiner, Suzann (Tim) Walters, Joy (Michael) Sandberg, She is survived by two brothers: Adrian (Deanna) Taylor, Myron (Carol) Taylor; and three sisters: Florence (Richard, deceased) Lewis, Beth (Charles) Loveless, and Lucy (Charles) Eppley. She was preceded in death by her husband, two grandchildren, and two brothers: Norris (Josephine) Taylor and Ernest (Zola) Taylor.
Mother was a very good cook. She was famous for her dinner rolls, and had many requests for them at church activities and family gatherings. She loved doing handiwork including crocheting, knitting, sewing, needle work, and quilting. She crocheted afghans for many of her family and knit many sweaters. People were her life, she was compassionate to everyone, and never met anyone that was a stranger. No matter where she went, she always met someone whom she knew whether it was on a trip, a cruise to Alaska, Hawaii, in a store or at church. When her children needed her, mom was always there. When we as children would be doing our homework, before computers she was the original spell check. Time with her grandchildren was the most precious. Her grandchildren enjoyed sleepovers, breakfast, and she always insisted on fixing meals for everyone. Every grandchild was her favorite.
Church service was a huge part of mom's life. She served in all of the auxiliary organizations, including ward Relief Society President and in the stake Relief Society Presidency. She did it all. Home Teaching with Dad was something she loved dearly; they always had one hundred percent. She was a faithful visiting teacher for over sixty years. Mom and Dad's mission to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a highlight of their life together. They also served a temple mission in the Ogden Temple. Her testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father was unwavering.
Funeral Services will be held Monday June 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Morgan Utah North Stake Center (2755 West Old Hwy Rd, Enterprise). A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 6-8 pm at the Stake Center and prior to services from 11:45 a�" 12:45 pm.
Interment will be at the Milton Cemetery.
Special thanks to all those who helped with the care of our sweet mother in the last four months since the passing of our Father.