Beatrice Simper Creer, age 90, died June 11, 1998 at the Sandy Regional Care Center.
On February 16, 1907 she delighted her parents, Raymond and Annie Jenson Simper and two brothers Earl and Raymond Lavelle "Buss" into their home in Murray, Utah. They have all preceded her in death. She met her husband, T. Donald Creer when he returned from serving a mission in France and was teaching Seminary at Murray High School. They were married August 30th, 1933 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were blessed with a son, Thomas Donald Creer, Jr. in 1935. He died June 30th, 1990. Beatrice had many friends and was popular with the boys and girls. She was vice president of the student body at Murray High School and first president of the Murray High Booster's Club. She had a beautiful voice and sang for church, school and community. She loved to dance and won first place in several contests.She received her teaching certificate at the University of Utah and taught in Murray elementary schools for 42 years. She was consistently active in the Delta Gamma organization at the University of Utah. When her husband was president of the Murray Lions Club she served as the president of the Lady Lions. They were an example to their son Tom who also served as president of the Granger Lions Club and devoted considerable time for the visually impaired. She served as secretary in the Sunday School at ward and stake level for several years, also served as Primary Pres. where she showed great love for the children. She was active in political republican affairs. They lived in Washington, D.C. where her husband received his law degree. They spent most of their life in Murray where they built their "dream home". They were only there for a short time together before he died in a car accident.
Beatrice was reluctant to leave her cousin, Marv Jenson and his wife Margaret; she also appreciated her cousin, Ralph Dick Simper and Shelba, and her niece, Lorraine Simper from California. She loved three adopted grandsons, Donovan and twins, Franklin and Fredrick Lambert, stepsons from her son Tom.
Funeral services Wednesday June 17, 1998, 12 noon, Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.
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