Afton Annie Hillier Conrad 1919 ~ 2010Comment on this story
Afton Annie Hillier Conrad, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, returned to her Heavenly Father Wednesday afternoon, December 15, 2010. Born August 3, 1919 in Hoytsville, Utah to Robert Stephen and Phoebe Brown Hillier, she graduated from North Summit High School as part of the class of '37 and studied at the McCune School of Music before earning degrees in elementary education at Utah State and Brigham Young University. In her professional life she taught school children in North Summit, Wasatch, Salt Lake, and Granite School Districts for 33 years, following with interest the careers of some who later served in public office. One of the 'Greatest Generation,' her entire life was marked by selfless sacrifice and devotion to family, faith and others. She is remembered for years of service to her ailing mother and for the support she provided to brothers serving missions and later during wartime assignments. She faithfully served in many church callings and as an LDS missionary in the New England States and Nova Scotia, and later in the LDS Church Genealogical Library helping others conduct family research. Her greatest devotion was for her two sons, their wives and nine grandchildren. She will be forever treasured for the love and devotion she gave to family and for her tireless efforts to 'raise good boys.' Quiet by nature, she never missed a ball game or the opportunity to take part whenever possible. Honest and true in all of her living she is remembered as a virtuous example of all good things and the way one should be. Those who knew her will remember personal moments where quiet acts of compassion enriched their lives. She is survived by her sons, Marvin (Paulette), Highland, Utah; and Paul (Camille), Springville, Utah; her brother, David Hillier (Crystal), Rexburg, ID; and nine beloved grandchildren, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Gloria and Mary, and two brothers, Lowell and Robert. Special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and service providers at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for their tender care in her final hours. The family also wishes to thank Barbara Nielson for her loving friendship. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 20, 2010 at the Spring Creek 15th Ward Chapel, 760 North 400 East, Springville, UT. Family and friends may call at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Lehi City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.