Thelma Farnsworth Priday1920 ~ 2011Thelma Farnsworth Priday, beloved wife, mother and church leader died, 20 Nov 2011 in Am Fork. She was born 11 Aug 1920 in Beaver, UT the oldest child of Taylor and Kathleen Farnsworth. She graduated from Beaver High School and BYU where she was Associated Women's President. She taught school in Am Fork and met Leland Priday. They married 15 July 1942 in the St. George Temple. They have eight children: Kaye (Lonnie) Nally, Gene (Andrea) Priday, Loalee (Wayne) Miller, Janet (Larry) Peer, Carolyn (Tom) Mildenhall, Tom (Marva) Priday, Brent (Marian) Priday, Bruce (Diane) Priday. They have 43 grandchildren, 110 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, Anna (Normand) Birtcher, Effie (Alfred) Yazzie and Maricruz Noya foster daughters.Thelma loved music and accompanied musical numbers throughout her life. She also played the french horn and organ. She loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A faithful member of the LDS Church, she served in all the auxiliaries and worked in the Church Curriculum Department. She served with her husband at the Missouri Independence Visitor's Center and as Matron of the Provo Temple. She loves her family dearly.She is preceded in death by her husband, one sister, Barbara (Max) Robinson and two brothers, Dean (Miriam) and Alan (Bobbie). Surviving brothers are Bill (Rhonda), Karl (Jackie), and Lynn (Mary).Services Saturday 26 Nov 2011, 11 a.m at the Am Fork Central Stake Center, 300 N 100 E. Viewings Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 E 100 N, Am Fork and Saturday 26 Nov 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment in Am Fork Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Temple Patron Assistance Fund. Online memories and condolences may be shared at andersonmortuary.com.
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