Wilma Bethea Muir Brown, 87, of Rexburg, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center of natural causes.
She was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Rexburg to Walter Bassett and Mary Ann Virgin Muir, the youngest of 11 children.
She attended Madison schools and graduated from high school and LDS Seminary in 1944.
She grew up on a farm, where she learned how to work hard, hoeing beets, milking cows, gardening and learning to care for an orchard and berry patch. She loved berry picking all her life.
She married Ned Smith Brown on March 15, 1944, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Together they farmed, ranched and raised a family. She worked hard to always provide wonderful meals and a clean home for her family. Ned died April 29, 2011.
Besides working on the family farm, she worked at Edmunds School, Fresh Pak and Roger Brothers, now Basic American Foods. She retired in 1995.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
She enjoyed genealogy, poetry, square-dancing and singing in choirs. She loved to hunt, fish and camp with her husband and family. She especially loved trips and spending time with family and friends. Time with her grandchildren was always treasured. She was loved and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her children, Linda (Ray) Carlson of Idaho Falls, Gregory (Janet) Brown, Kevin (Theresa) Brown and Kerry De (Helen) Brown, all of Plano, Nedra (Archie) Clark of Idaho Falls and Lorna (Robert) Hines of Plano; sisters-in-law, Eloise Muir of Rexburg and Verla Brown of Plano; 25 grandchildren; and 67 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ned; two great-granddaughters; brothers, Elden, Marlin, Clifton, Rulon and Hazen Muir; and sisters, Bertha Walker, Thelma Whittaker, Garnet Beardall, Ethel Howard and Hazel Weatherston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Plano LDS Chapel with Bishop Kyle Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Flamm Funeral Home in Rexburg and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services at the church. Interment will be in Plano Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www .flammfh.com.