Lettie Bernice McArthur died May 31, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She was born March 1, 1919 in Tooele, Utah to John Foster and Naomi Palmer Mills. Bernice grew up in Tooele and graduated from Tooele High School in 1937. She married Therol Lynn McArthur on April 5, 1939 in Kaysville, Utah; the marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple. During World War II, she lived in Las Vegas, where Therol was stationed as a staff Sargent. After the war, they lived in Salt Lake City and then settled in Cedar City to raise a family.Her life was dedicated to serving her family, church, and community. Her family and friends benefitted from her wisdom and constant devotion. As a member of the LDS church, she served as a YW President, Relief Society President and a teacher in the auxiliary organizations. Bernice also served her community as PTA President, Kwainian President, and chaired other community sponsored activities. Bernice was known for her writing and dramatic talents.
She was a published poet and wrote many plays and programs.
Survived by her husband, Therol, Cedar City; three children, Sharol (Paul) Janosik, Glade (Linda) McArthur, of Las Vegas; Tamra (Ron) Bolander, of Sandy, Utah; 11 grandchildren, 3 great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by her daughter, Tacy; and sisters, Lenore Mills Haig, and Emily Joyce Warburton.
She will be remembered for her generosity, her sense of humor, and for her unconditional love for others. She faced life's challenges with tenacity and dignity. Bernice loved and enjoyed her time on earth.
Funeral Service will be held Friday June 5, 1998 at 11 a.m. in the LDS Cedar North Stake Center. Friends may call Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Friday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Southern Utah Mortuary.
Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery
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