SMITHFIELD, Utah - Our wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend, Lydia Hazel Hyer Comish, passed away peacefully on Feb. 16, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She joined her husband after a seven year battle with melanoma.
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She was born March 12, 1922, in Providence, Utah, to Ira Hyer and Lydia Hortense Hansen. After her mother passed away when she was 3 weeks old, she lived with her Grandmother Hyer until her father married Valeria Leavitt. She grew up in Lewiston, the oldest of seven children. She was raised on a farm where she learned the value of hard work at a very young age. She married Clair Homer Comish on Sept. 28, 1940, in Soda Springs. They were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they raised six children. They lived in Franklin, Idaho, and Cove for 66 years. With encouragement from her children, she built a new home in Smithfield 1 1/2 years ago so she could be closer to them.
She graduated from North Cache High School and Seminary and was accepted to attend the Budge Nursing School. After her children were grown, she worked as a CNA at the Preston hospital and nursing home. She worked side by side with her husband building their farm, which was later recognized by the State of Utah as a Utah Century Farm and Ranch.
Her life has been one of selfless service to her family, church and neighbors. Mom loved her family and was always happy to have them come ands visit. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as MIA president, Relief Society counselor, Sunday School and Primary teacher and many other callings. She served a mission at Temple Square until she had to return home because of health reasons.
She is survived by four daughters, Sandra (Patrick) Hoggan, North Logan, Sharon (Tony) Federico, Farmington, Nancy (Roger) Hansen, Smithfield, Margaret (Rick) Meinders, Smithfield; and one son, Ted Comish of Raleigh, N.C. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan (Sandra's twin); her husband; and parents. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; three sisters, Rosalie Hancey, Lewiston, Ira Lu Stoddard, Layton, Annette (Sheridan) Hansen, Cedar City; three brothers, Wendell (Constance) Hyer, Homedale, Idaho, Larry (Colleen) Hyer, Lewiston, and Andrew 'Pug' (Marilyn) Hyer, North Logan.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at the Cove Ward Chapel, 12832 N. 1200 East, Cove, Utah. Friends and family may call from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at Nelson Funeral Home, 85 S. Main, Smithfield, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the church prior to services. Interment will be in the Franklin City Cemetery. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.
Nelson Funeral Home
85 South Main Street
Smithfield, UT 84335
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, 2008