Jeanne Erekson Wilberg, our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, most recently great-grandmother and a truly special compassionate friend passed away April 22, 1998 at the age of 77 following a tragic auto accident in Orem.
Jeanne was born January 17, 1921 in Gravity, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence Edwin and Mary Roberts Meredith. Her desires in life were to teach and she began to fulfill that dream early when she taught grades 1-8 in a little one room school in Iowa. She then moved to Salt Lake City where she worked at the telephone company, and that is where she meet the love of her life, Alma Owen Erekson. They were married on April 6, 1947 in Las Vegas, Nevada, later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were what people would call the "Perfect Couple." They were blessed with a son, Tim Meredith Erekson. They made their first home in SLC; she called this their little "Love Home." They later moved to Highland where they spent the remainder of their life raising mink and building an eternal relationship together. Alma passed away January 8, 1984. She spent many loving and countless hours doing the Lord's work. These included Primary teacher, MIA President, Relief Society President and many stake callings. Her most precious calling was her last decade of service when she worked at both the Provo and Mt. Timpanogas Temples. During her entire life she labored doing what she felt was the most important thing she could do for her family was her extreme desire in genealogy research. All of this resulted or showed many, her true love of the gospel to the end.On June 19, 1987 she met and married a truly loving son of our Father in Heaven, Chal B. Wilberg of Orem; this is where they made their last devoted years together. This was a very special time in her life because they both shared the same desires. They enjoyed the many trips they took together, serving the Lord, their families and all of their many special friends. Chal was an angel sent from heaven to make her last wonderful years a truly fulfilled mission on earth.
Preceded in death by her two brothers, Harvey Edwin Meredith and Howard Woodrow Meredith. She is survived by her husband, Chal B. Wilberg of Orem; her son, Tim Meredith Erekson; his wife, Jill and their children, Tammy Erekson Proctor (Curtis), Tim Jeremy Erekson, Justin Owen Erekson, William Ryan Erekson of Highland; and her first great grandson, Curtis Bailee Proctor. Step-children include Marie Hiatt, John Erekson, Penny Walker, Launa Menlove, Sherell Jaques, Terry Wilberg, Myron Wilberg, Rickey Wilberg and many numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the Orem 3rd Ward Chapel, 365 South 900 East, Orem on Monday, April 27, 1998 at 12 noon. A viewing will be held from 10-12 prior to services. Burial at Murray City Cemetery.
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