Obituary: CALL, BETH

Published: Friday, July 25 2014 12:39 p.m. MDT

Beth Hillyard Call1921 ~ 2011Beth Hillyard Call, 89, passed away at Greenwood Manor in Lehi on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, from causes incident to age. Beth was born to Elona and Enoch Hillyard at Thayne, Wyo. on Dec. 7, 1921.She was preceded in death by 15 brothers and sisters; daughter, Jane; and granddaughters: Kira Beth and Amy Michelle Call.Beth met her lifelong sweetheart, Max in Afton, Wyo., where they both attended Star Valley High School. They were married in Kimball, Neb. on May 3, 1941, and were sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on Sept. 17, 1941.Max had finished an engineering degree at the University of Wyoming, but World War II called him into service before he could practice. He built runways in the Aleutian Islands, and didn't see his first son, Jerry Max, until Jerry was two and a half years old.The couple made their home in Afton after World War II. Max working with his brother Lee, running the Star Valley Independent newspaper.Judeen was born in 1948, and Lloyd in 1954.The family moved to Salt Lake City in 1959, and Beth was glad to be a stay-at-home mother. Max worked for the Deseret News as a linotype operator.She was happiest caring for her children and supporting her husband at home. She was active in the LDS Church all her life and served in many teaching assignments.She also loved crocheting, and made bright-colored afghans for all her children and many of her grandchildren.When Max moved to Manti in 1972 to buy the Manti Messenger and Ephraim Enterprise newspapers, Beth took over the bookkeeping and subscription lists in the family business.Max and Beth ran the award-winning newspapers until 2000, merging them into Messenger-Enterprise, Inc.Beth and Max also served as temple workers in the Manti LDS Temple for many years. They lived in Manti until Sept. 2011. Beth is survived by her husband, Max of Manti; children: Jerry, Champaign, Ill.; Judy (Brewer), Salt Lake City; Lloyd, Manti; Kelly, Springville; and David, Minot, Minn; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 in the Manti 6th Ward; with viewing 6-8 p.m. on Friday and prior to the services. Interment will be in the Manti City Cemetery. Funeral directors are Magleby Mortuary. You may leave expressions of condolence at: www.maglebymortuary.com.