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Yvonne Child Hiss


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
August 13, 1930 ~ June 23, 2014
Yvonne passed away peacefully with family beside her, Monday, June 23 at Mountain West Medical Center in Tooele, Utah. She was the daughter of Jesse Alexander and Annie Richardson Johnson Child, born August 13, 1930, in Riverdale, Utah.
She married Frederick Hiss in the Salt Lake Temple, September 13, 1948. They made their home in Tooele and raised eight children-her proudest accomplishment and greatest joy. Yvonne's passions included literature, art, theater and music. She was a talented composer; oil painter, short-story author and illustrator, poet, and playwright. She had several works featured in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) publications, including the popular Children's Friend magazine. Yvonne especially loved the performing arts and inspired others to develop talents. She directed various children's singing groups through the years. A life-long LDS church member, favorite callings included Stake Speech Director and Ward Drama Director. In this capacity, she wrote and staged theatrical "Roadshow" productions, mentoring countless youth. Yvonne became certified in recreational therapy and worked at Tooele Valley Nursing Home for many years. She designed special crafts for the elderly, and created popular programs including the "sing-a-long van ride" and "read-aloud hour." She was gregarious, had a strong sense of humor, and enjoyed storytelling and reminiscing. She loved her family dearly and was always trying to serve them in some way. We honor her for the songs she taught us, the books she read us, the musicals she showed us, the advice she gave us, the letters she wrote us, and the binders of personal and family histories she produced for us.
Yvonne is survived by her beloved husband, Frederick; her children, Vonni (Dennis, deceased), Rebecca (Brad), Kari (Doug), Kennen (Leigh Ann), Ylonda (Kent), Nanci (Kurt), and Camia (Dan); as well as numerous grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Lexanna, her parents, and siblings, Enola, Wanda, and Elmer ("Tug").
Funeral services are Tuesday, July 1, 11:00 AM at the Tooele Stake Center (253 S. 200 E. Tooele, UT). A viewing will be held the evening before (Monday) at Tate Mortuary (110 S. Main St. Tooele, UT), 6 - 8 PM and at the Stake Center, prior to the funeral, 9:30 - 10:45 AM.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 26, 2014
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