LaTrese Crowell Grover, 89, of Sunnydell, Idaho, died peacefully in her sleep at her home Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.
She was born Nov. 5, 1924, in Chesterfield, Idaho, to Harrison Crowell and Veda Mae Johnson Crowell.
She was the second of four children. LaTrese grew up in the Chesterfield/Bancroft area with beloved family and friends.
After graduating from North Gem High School, she attended Ricks College, where she met Dayton Grover. On Feb. 13, 1946, they eloped to Dillon, Mont. They had been married 58 years when he passed away in 2004.
LaTrese taught school in the Madison School District for 26 years.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Her lifelong passion was her family. She has been an avid fan of her children's sports and activities. She has followed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's events throughout her life.
LaTrese has been known for her exquisite flower and rose gardens. She loved to watch the hummingbirds and butterflies that were attracted to her gardens.
Our beloved LaTrese was a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend.
She is survived by her children; Jerry (Rai) Grover of Sunnydell, Wayne (Vicki) Grover of Hibbard, Beverly (Ed) Fox of Idaho Falls and Mitch (Darla) Grover of Sunnydell; a brother, Elwood (Margaret) Crowell of Salt Lake City; as well as 19 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton; her daughter, Judy (2012), her son, Rodney (1976); and two brothers, Harrison and Rudy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Sunnydell Chapel, 201 W. 8000 South in Rexburg, with Bishop Matt Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Flamm Funeral Home and again from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Sutton Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent online to www .flammfh.com.