Obituary: Lillian Quinn Later

Published: Tuesday, April 5 2005 1:13 p.m. MDT

Lillian Quinn Later 1912 ~2005 Lena Lillian Quinn Later, 93, much loved mother, grandmother and aunt, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2005, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lillian was born January 29, 1912, in Basalt, Idaho, to Robert T. and Mary Bagwell Quinn, the tenth of eleven children. Her mother died when Lillian was just a toddler so she was raised by her father and siblings. She attended Firth High School then moved to Pocatello, Idaho to work. On May 31, 1930, she eloped with Stephen Call Later to the courthouse in Pocatello on their lunch hour and their marriage lasted for 72 years. Lillian and Steve moved to St. Anthony, Idaho, in 1951, when they purchased their own grocery store, Later's Market. She was active in the community, serving as president of the St. Anthony Women's Club. She was widely known for her great cooking and was also an excellent seamstress. She loved to read, play bridge, and do crossword puzzles and after Steve's retirement, they both became avid golfers. Summers were always spent with family at the summer home that Steve and his father built in Island Park, Idaho. Steve and Lillian entertained frequently at the cabin and guests of all social levels were welcomed and fed well. In 1995, Steve and Lillian moved to Sandy, Utah, to live with their daughter, LeAnn. Lillian was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and her family was the focal point of her life. She was a woman of great integrity, good humor, and love and will be missed greatly by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve, and daughter, Karen Mortensen. She is survived by her son, Monte (Beverly) Later, St. Anthony, Idaho; daughter, LeAnn (Michael) Mason, Sandy; son-in-law, Charles Mortensen, Concord, CA 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. The family expresses appreciation to Alisa Fullmer, Tracy Otteson, and Paulette Ransom for their years of loving service to Lillian, as well as the staff of Garden Terrace who cared for her with dignity and tenderness during her final days. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 7, 2005, at 12:00 noon at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary Chapel, 1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy, Utah, where a viewing will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Condolences may be sent through the obituary link at larkinmortuary.com.

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