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Mary Jean Lieber Obituary
12/20/1931 ~ 7/5/2012
Mary Jean Lieber, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother returned home on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She died peacefully of natural causes at her home in Salt Lake City. She was born on December 20, 1931 in Park City, Utah to George and Gertrude Twitchell Kovan.
Mary Jean graduated from Granite High School and attended LDS Business College.
She married Wilford Lieber on March 7, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were blessed with five children who were the love of her life.
Mary Jean enjoyed travels throughout the world and writing poetry. For the past several years she has written thousands of cards to family, friends and colleagues.
She and Wilford co-founded IDFL and she served as its first president. She served on the Board of Directors for the Sugarhouse Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Together she and Wilford served in the LDS Halifax Canada Mission where their special friendship with Arne and Shirley Nielsen began and continues today.
She was a faithful, devoted member of the LDS church where she served in numerous capacities. She will be forever remembered for her optimistic and positive influence.
Mary Jean is survived by her devoted husband, Wilford, her five children and their spouses, Wilf and Constance Lieber, Judy and Sam Sewell, Mike and Janell Lieber, Sue and Gregg Morrow, Scott and Kristin Lieber and her sister Georgina (Ralph) Redford. Mary Jean leaves behind 21 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Blaine Reeves.
Our family would like to express our deepest thanks to Emma and Leslie for their kind and loving care of Mary Jean for the past two years.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 10 at the Monument Park 9th Ward, 1565 S. Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City. Friends and family may call Monday evening from 6-8 pm at the Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South in Salt Lake City and on Tuesday from 9:30-10:45 am prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 East 7800 South in Cottonwood Heights. Online condolences may be made at www.larkinmortuary.com.

Published in Deseret News on July 8, 2012
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