Leila Vernon Siddoway, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away peacefully March 18, 2011 at the Family Tree of Morgan.
Leila was born May 4, 1923 in Rockport, Utah, to Nathanial Lloyd and Velletta Mills Vernon. Her early years were spent in Rockport on the family farm. She attended grade school in the one-room school and then attended North Summit High School in Coalville. Leila met her beloved husband, Glen, in Rockport and they were married December 19, 1942. They lived in Rockport for several years and then when the Rockport Reservoir was built they were forced to leave this beautiful valley and relocate. They purchased the V. & S. Store in Hoytsville in 1954 and she operated the store for 34 years where she established many wonderful friends. She loved her yard and growing beautiful flowers. She and Glen enjoyed traveling especially to Hawaii. She enjoyed family outings, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and collecting rocks. She was an excellent seamstress and she loved to crochet. Leila was an excellent cook. Many of her recipes left with her. Even though we have the recipes we cannot duplicate them because of her special touch. She served many family dinners and parfaits on Sunday evenings. She had a deep love for her children and grandchildren.
She loved being a homemaker and cooking and taking care of Glen. She dedicated many years of love and care to her mother and to her brother Bin who lived with them for many years. Leila was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and one of her special callings was that of visiting teacher. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.
She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Weldon and Bin, and one sister, Louise. Leila is survived by her children: Sharon (Kay) Richins, Gary Siddoway, Kenneth (Susan) Siddoway, 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 2 expected. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 12 noon in the Hoytsville Ward Chapel. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Wanship Cemetery.
Special thanks are greatly extended to the staff and nurses of the Family Tree of Morgan for their excellent care of our mother. Thanks also to all others that showed compassion and eased her burden along the way. We want to thank Nan Stain for her help and support.