Shirley Welch
1926 - 2021
BORN
1926
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Russon Brothers Mortuary - Bountiful
295 N. Main St.
Bountiful, UT
Shirley Mae Chandler Welch

1926 - 2021

Bountiful, UT—Less than a month after her dear husband, our beautiful mom, grandma, great-grandma, aunt, and friend passed away due to advanced age. In her words:

Shirley Mae Chandler Welch was born on Dec. 10, 1926 in Ogden, Utah and died on September 15, 2021 reuniting with her husband Robert and many loved ones.

Shirley grew up in North Odgen in a large, happy family near many friends and relatives. She was the eighth child of Calvin Harris Chandler and Della Luella Shaw. After graduating from Weber High school in 1945 and Weber State College in 1947, she continued at Utah State University where she met her husband Robert Sorensen Welch. They graduated together in 1949. Married in the Salt Lake Temple on August 18, 1948, they then lived in Logan, Ogden, and finally for many years in Bountiful. They are parents to four children.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a counselor and then president of the Relief Society, in the Primary presidency, and as Junior Sunday School Coordinator, which was her favorite calling. For 25 years she served as a service missionary at the Church Museum of History and Art, being part of the very first docent group of 1983. She willingly shared her knowledge and love of the art there with everyone.

She was a founding member of the Triunis Literary Club and the Mueller Park Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and enjoyed giving the lessons, proud of her pioneer heritage. She and Bob spent many happy hours playing Bridge, belonging to three bridge clubs for over 60 years.

Although her primary occupation was homemaker, she also taught seventh grade English in the Weber School District, worked at Beneficial Life, and worked as a travel agent for Faldmo Tours because she and Bob loved to travel and saw much of the world.

Shirley was the last surviving Chandler and Welch in-law. She is survived by her children: Robert (Luree) Welch, Richard (Kristie) Welch, Melinda Welch, and Elizabeth (Kelly) Sharp, and words cannot express the love she felt for her 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who meant the world to Aunt Shirley.

Funeral services will be held at the Bountiful East Stake Center, 650 E 2150 S, on Saturday, September 25th at 10:00 a.m. Viewings will be held on Friday, the 24th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Russon Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, Bountiful, and on Saturday morning from 8:45-9:45am at the church prior to services. The funeral service will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on Shirley's obituary page at www.russonmortuary.com.
Published by Deseret News from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2021.
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24
Viewing
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Russon Brothers Mortuary - Bountiful
295 N. Main St., Bountiful, UT
Sep
25
Viewing
8:45a.m. - 9:45a.m.
Bountiful East Stake Center
650 E 2150 S, UT
Sep
25
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
Bountiful East Stake Center
650 E 2150 S, UT
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You had wonderful parents. I loved your family. They were such good people. Kind regards, Ellen Johnston Gwynn
Ellen Johnston Gwynn
October 1, 2021
So sorry to learn your mom has now passed as well...she and your dad are together again. Sending our heartfelt condolences.
Mary and Dan Newman
Friend
September 23, 2021
I am sorry for the loss of both of your parents, especially in such a short time. I fondly remember your Mom and Dad as kind loving people. I remember taking care of Robby, Timmy and Mindy as well as. You were so lucky to have such a caring family full of love and laughter. Keep all of those wonderful memories at the top of your thoughts while working through these hard days. Best wishes to you all.
Peggy McGregor Rasmussen
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September 22, 2021
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