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Chester Memmott


1917 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Chester Memmott Obituary
1917 ~ 2015
Chester Con Memmott, 98 years young, passed peacefully Easter morning in Nephi, Utah.
He was born in Scipio, Utah February 24,1917 to Forrest Whitam Memmott and Catherine Amanda Esklund Memmott. He was the fourth son of seven children. He attended Millard High School and after graduating he married his true love Esther Hatch Memmott on November 23, 1936 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were sealed in the Manti Temple February 27, 1947. They remained in Scipio where they raised their six children on the farm. It was an ideal occupation for someone who loved the land. The only thing he loved more was his dear wife of 78 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harmon Whitham (Klea), Forrest Ross (Wilma), Jewel Kay (Melba), sisters, Ossie Catherine Memmott (Lon), Enid Annie Warwood (Gay), sons, Raymond C., Marvin Jay and grandchild Colby Chester Hafen.
Chester is survived by his eternal companion Esther Hatch Memmott and four children, Robert F. Memmott (Corinne), JoAnn M. Frost (Richard), Susan M. Allred (Randy), Cindy M. Hafen (Roy) and brother Jay Howard Memmott (Arlene). He will be missed by his 42 grandchildren, 130 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
He was a master mechanic and loved nothing more than the beauty of a fresh field of hay ready to harvest. He loved the Angus cattle that he gently cared for. Chester spent many years working in construction, building major roads throughout Utah. He and his wife served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ at Winter Quarters Nebraska and Cove Fort Visitor Center, Cove Fort Utah, which were their sweetest memories together. He was a teacher for many young people in his Scipio Ward, a calling he loved. He was known for his joyful nature, quick wit and love of life, even when it was difficult. He loved the written word and gaining knowledge about everything. As he dealt with aging and his lack of mobility these past three years he acquired a gracious patience and gentleness that touched everyone he knew. He loved being with his family and loved every grandchild, treating each with kindness and worth.
We shall miss his sparkling blue eyes, constant teasing and gentle smile. His greatest legacy is his Christlike love for his wife and family. He taught us to work hard, endure, forgive and greet the challenges of life with a smile on our face and hope in our heart. He loved this life and his journey through it. We have been blessed by his goodness and are grateful he is ours through the eternities. Goodnight Sweet Prince.
We wish to express our thanks to the Doctors and staff at CVMC in Nephi, Utah and The Victorian House in Levan, Utah for their love and gentle care.
Funeral Arrangements by the Memmott Family. Funeral Services: Saturday April 11, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in Scipio, Utah. There will be a viewing at the Scipio Ward prior: 10:00-11:30 am. Interment will be at the Scipio Cemetery. Online guest list at [email protected]
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 10, 2015
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