Obituary: WAGSTAFF, RUBY IRENE

Published: Friday, July 25 2014 4:05 a.m. MDT

Ruby Irene Wagstaff"Have a Happy Forever"SALT LAKE CITY, UTRuby Irene Latimer Wagstaff. Born July 3, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah to David Dougal and Amy Ella (Nellie) Siemsen Latimer. Married Shirl Alma Wagstaff on May 15, 1948. Later Solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on October 28, 1952.On January 7, 2012, Irene, our friend, returned to live with her Heavenly Father and was reunited with her eternal companion, Shirl. Irene was devoted to her family. She cared for her aged mother, Nellie. She was best friends with her sister Amy. Irene's posterity was her joy. She has two boys Bryce and Brent. Bryce and Carols family: Mathew (deceased), Brie (Mike) with children Logan and Zander, Brittany (Bud), and Amy. Brent and Jolene's family: Sarah (Ben) with children Rachel and Spencer, Amber, Jonathan (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Nathan (Allie) with children Wyatt and Graycie, and Joshua (Stephanie). Irene also loved her many extended family members.We would like to eternally thank all of the family, friends and caregivers of Irene. She appreciated the visits, phone calls and the cards. On numerous occasions grandma spent the day re-reading her treasured cards. Irene was a star track runner, tennis player and a junior life guard. She was a swimming instructor at the Liberty Park pool and the YWCA. In the later years she was an avid reader. She loved playing games with the family. She was a pro at UNO attack. The gospel meant everything to her. She served as Young Women's President, in the Primary, and as a Sunday School Teacher. She had nearly perfect visiting teaching for 30 years. Grandma loved attending the temple. Irene was always a missionary and with her sweetheart shared their testimony. We would like to share that testimony with you:"We give our testimony to the divine origin and content of this sacred scripture, "The Book of Mormon". If one will read its' contents with an open mind, a real intent to know the truth, and a heart receptive to the Holy Spirit of God, the divine truthfulness of its message with be manifest to the soul. This sacred book is not meant to take the place of the Holy Bible, but to strengthen and clarify its witness to the fact that Jesus is the Christ, the Anointed One before the world was, to be our Redeemer and Savior. Truly this book serves as another testament of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and of His mission and purpose here upon the earth. We give our love and blessings to whomever will take the challenge to read and ponder this book."Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 12 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rose Park 9th Ward. 760 No. 1200 W. Salt lake City, with a viewing at 10:00 a.m. Friends and Family may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. 10600 So., Sandy, UT. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Irene's memory to: The LDS Humanitarian Fund. 50 E. North Temple, SLC, UT 84150.Online condolences: www.larkincares.com