Ora Mae Terry Heywood(1928 - 2013)

Ora Mae Terry Heywood

Saint George Utah

Ora Terry Heywood, better known as Ora Mae, was born May 1, 1928 in St. George, UT, to Ephraim Wilson Terry and Ida Anderson Terry. She was the youngest of four children. She loved her mother and sisters very much.

She returned to our loving Father on April 12, 2013. She has anticipated this reunion with her husband Joseph Boyd Heywood, her mother and her sisters. What a joyous reunion!

Ora Mae, attended Woodward School and enjoyed her classmates. Later she worked at McGregor Hospital, where she met Boyd. They were married in Las Vegas, NV, in 1947 After Boyd's death in 1983, Ora Mae went to the Temple, and a year later had Boyd's work done and was sealed to him in the St. George Temple where she served.

Ora Mae and Boyd lived in Pleasant Grove for 30 years, until he retired from Geneva Steel. They returned to St. George, where Ora could be close to her mother and help care for her. She visited her every day in the Young Rest Home.

She enjoyed getting together with her sisters and took several trips with Grace. Ora was a dear friend to many and loved very deeply. She cherished her friendship with her sister in-law Edna Terry Knight. She loved her children and found joy in remembering them on birthdays and special holidays. Boyd and Ora had no children of their own and felt that loss.

Ora's last three years were spent in Kolob Care Center. She was the Belle of the Ball her first year there, enjoying many activities and befriending every new soul who came to live there. She would thank those care givers who were kind and helpful to her.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 10:00a.m., at the St. George City Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m., at SereniCare Funeral Home 1316 S. 400 E. Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at www.serenicare.com. Arrangements are under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Home, St. George, UT, 986-2085.

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2013