Apr 7, 1921 ~ Mar 17, 2013
Our wonderful Mother, friend, and inspiration passed away on March 17, 2013. With her walking stick always at her side "Grandma Moses" as she was known to many in the St. George area, was an inspiration and a joy to those who knew her.
Born in Papeete, Tahiti on April 7, 1921, Mom's family moved to the US in the late 1920's settling first in California, and later in Salt Lake City.
As a Special Education teacher and Mother to a special needs daughter, Mom dedicated her life to helping, promoting, protecting, and advocating for those with special needs. As a Mother of nine children, a breast cancer survivor, a fitness advocate, and an active member in her community, Mom's spirit and life force made a lasting impression on those around her. Snow Canyon and the red hills of the St. George area and Zion brought joy to her every day. We will desperately miss Mom's easy smile, her laugh, her playful sense of humor, her kindness without judgment, her love of animals, and her love of exploring nature. Mom, and the joy she shared with all of us, will live in our hearts and memories forever.
Mom was preceded in death by Dad (Stanford Wootton) in 1986 and by her eldest son, John (Jean) Wootton of Idaho in 2002.
She is survived by her sister, Iris Hallaran of Arcadia, California; children: Susan Williams of St. George, Lynne (Steve) Romney of Salt Lake City, Utah, Randy (Carolyn) Wootton of Denver, Colorado, Pam Wootton Neumann of Sandy, Utah, Tracey (Cindee) Wootton of Las Vegas, Nevada, Kim (Kent) Walker of Santa Clara, Utah, Jay (Kaylani) Wootton of Lindon, Utah, and Stan Wootton (Paul Canning) of Arcadia, California; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held in St. George, Utah on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd, with a viewing Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A second service will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, Utah. Interment will follow at the American Fork City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.
Published in Deseret News on Mar. 20, 2013