Surrounded by loving members of her family, Doris LaVerd Tobler Webb peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.
During her 97 plus years on this earth, she shared her talents and her love of life with friends, family and community. She was an inspiration to everyone who came in contact with her.
She was born Aug. 1, 1916 in Washington, Utah to William E. and Mary Wittwer Tobler. She was the youngest of 8 children and the last surviving member of her family.
She was educated at Washington Elementary, Dixie High School and Dixie College and later graduated from Brigham Young Academy. After a 10-year courtship with George Murray Webb, they were married Nov. 16, 1940. The marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Temple. To this union, were born four children, George Merrill, Kent T., Mary Ann, and Loren Randy Webb.
During her lifetime, she served as a ward organist and music chairperson serving with 10 different LDS bishops. Doris played for over 200 funerals and weddings, and she was always happy to share her talents and give service wherever she could. She formed and accompanied numerous male and women quartets. She taught organ and piano lessons for many years.
In 1961, she organized the Melody Moms and they sang together for 25 years. She was active in the Golden Generation at Dixie College and received the Distinguished Service Award from the college in 1994.
A lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Doris supported her husband in his callings as a member of the bishopric, bishop, and as a member of the stake presidency. She and Murray both served as temple ordinance workers in the St. George Temple for a number of years. She also supported him during his 10 years as a Washington County Commissioner.
She was especially proud of her Swiss heritage and she passed on the traditions of making noodles, egg bread, and Easter egg coloring. She loved being involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family was her greatest treasure.
She is survived by her children, George Merrill (Lynnette) Webb of Orem, Utah; Mary Ann (Dave) Young, and Loren R. (Sharee) Webb, both of St. George, Utah. She has 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Murray Webb and son, Kent T. Webb, and by older siblings, Verda, LaVern, Floyd, Eva Lila, Rosella Mary, Glen, and Winnie.
The family would like to express thanks to Dr. Clark and Deni Staheli for their love and caring service, and to the many care givers who have helped to care for her for the past few years.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 3 at 12 noon in the St. George LDS 5th-6th Ward Chapel, 85 South 400 East, with a viewing Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff, and a viewing on Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to services at the 5th-6th Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences at www.spilsburymortuary.com