LaTrese Crowell Grover, 89, of Sunnydell, Idaho, died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Jan. 14, 2014.
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She was born Nov. 5, 1924, in Chesterfield, Idaho, to Harrison Crowell and Veda Mae Johnson Crowell. She was the second of four children.
LaTrese grew up in the Chesterfield/Bancroft area with beloved family and friends. After graduating from North Gem High School, she attended Ricks College, where she met Dayton Grover. On Feb. 13, 1946, they eloped to Dillon, Mont. They had been married 58 years, when he passed away in 2004.
LaTrese taught school in Madison School District for 26 years.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Her lifelong passion was her family. She has been an avid fan of her children's sports and activities. She followed her grandchildren and great grandchildren's events throughout her life.
LaTrese has been known for her exquisite flower and rose gardens. She loved to watch the hummingbirds and butterflies that where attracted to her gardens.
Our beloved LaTrese was a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend.
She is survived by her children, Jerry (Rai) Grover, of Sunnydell; Wayne (Vicki) Grover, of Hibbard; Beverly (Ed) Fox, of Idaho Falls; and Mitch (Darla) Grover, of Sunnydell; a brother, Elwood (Margaret) Crowell, of Salt Lake City; as well as 19 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dayton; her daughter, Judy (2012); her son, Rodney (1976) and two brothers, Harrison and Rudy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Sunnydell Chapel (201 West 8000 South, Rexburg) with Bishop Matt Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Flamm Funeral Home and again from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services on Saturday. Interment will be in the Sutton Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to www.flammfh.com.
Flamm Funeral Home - Rexburg
61 North 1st East
Rexburg, ID 83440
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Jan. 16, 2014