Our loving mother, Mary Coretta Wilkinson Hartley, age 92, died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at the Red Cliffs Regional Center.
Mary was born March 4, 1906, in Idle Bradford, Yorkshire, England, to Henry and Eliza Goldsbrough Wilkinson. She married Clifford Hartley on February 16, 1927, in Morecambe, England. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple in August 1949. Clifford preceded her in death on October 21, 1990. They had four sons and nine daughters.Mary grew up in England where she attended school and later immigrated to the United States with her family on June 8, 1949. She had lived in Salt Lake City for 15 years and California before coming to St. George in 1967. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in the Sunday school organization, was a Primary teacher, MIA teacher, Relief Society president in Wigan, England. from 1946-1949, stake magazine representative, and served a stake mission from 1940-1941. She later served as a genealogical worker in the St. George Genealogical Library and a visitors' guide at the St. George Visitors Center.
Mary's greatest gift was being a homemaker for her husband and 13 children.
She is survived by her children: Catherine (Rex) Mabey, West Valley City, UT; Joan (Arnold) Lund, St. George, UT; Marion Quilter, Centerville, UT; Gordon (Gwen) Hartley, Hurricane, UT; Betty (Herald) Homer, West Point, UT; Doris (Jerry) Malm, Hurricane, UT; Melvin (Joan) Hartley, Twin Falls, ID; Muriel (Larry) Powers, Clearfield, UT; Michael (Pam) Hartley, West Point, UT; Philip (Ann) Hartley, Washington, UT; Ruth (Mike) Robins, Santa Clara, UT; Dorothy (Richard) Dobson, St. George, UT; Carolyn Winterton, Washington, UT; 67 grandchildren, 157 great-grandchildren, and 30 great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Clifford; two grandsons, Steven Danny Lund and David Arnold Lund; son-in-law, Fred Quilter; and five brothers, Harold, John Arthur, Alvey F., Bert, and Frank G. Wilkinson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at 11 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 West St. George Blvd. Interment will be in the St. George City Cemetery under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary.
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