Lea MahoneyJuly 27, 1928 ~ Feb. 5, 2012Heber City, UTLea Inkeri Antsola Mahoney, our wonderful "mummi" died peacefully in her home town of Heber City, Utah where she resided for the past 12 years. Lea was born in Viipuri, Karelia (now part of Russia), Finland, then was raised in different Finnish cities until leaving for America in 1956. She is the daughter of Johan Arvi and Kerttu Aleksandra Ajo Antsola (both deceased). Lea married Stephen B. Mahoney (himself born and raised in Heber City, son of C. Ray and Ann Bond Mahoney) on September 27, 1957 in the Salt Lake Temple. She is survived by her loving husband, Stephen B. Mahoney (Heber City), son Stephen Ray Mahoney of Lindon, UT, son David Johan Mahoney (Valerie) of Heber City, daughter Tiina-Liisa Watts (Ed) of Coon Rapids, MN, daughter Helena Ann Hathaway (Scott) of Pinon Hills, CA, daughter Carina Lavon Mahoney of Draper, UT, sister Irmeli (Leila) Morris (Orem), and half-sister Marita Jama (Finland). She has 22 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, whom she adored.Lea was one of earliest converts in Finland (1950); translated into Finnish many Church hymns a real gift she had; was a full-time missionary in Finland (1954-55) she and a friend were the first two local lady missionaries set apart to serve in Finland; was the wife of Finland Mission Pres. (1975-78); set apart as a Family History/Genealogy Missionary under direction of SLC; Finnish translator at General Conferences; published two books of poetry, stories, translations for members - books which were much loved and used still today. Lea had incredible faith in her Savior and taught her family and all around her to love Him and to have joy throughout our mortal journey. She also taught us honesty, integrity and a work ethic, as she was raised on a farm and went through many wars where her father was in the military. She is having a wonderful reunion with her father and Aunt Liisu and Uncle Paavo, all of whom mostly funded her trip to America, so we could have her here in our lives. Lea was also very much involved during the past eight years with the local Senior Citizens' programs, meals, and work with her husband who has been the Director of the Wasatch County Senior Citizen's Dept. Funeral services will be held Friday February 10th, 2012 11:00 A.M. in the Mill Road Ward of the Heber East Stake, located at 2395 So. Mill Road (1200 East), Heber City. Friends may call on Thursday evening for viewing from 6:00 8:00 P.M. and on Friday from 9:00 10:30 A.M. prior to the services, BOTH at the Mill Road Ward. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.olpinhoopes.com