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Obituary for Beth LaRae Muir

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Beth LaRae Muir

October 1, 1933 - March 24, 2013

Beth LaRae MuirOur sweet, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Beth LaRae (Parker) Muir, passed away on Sunday morning, March 24, 2013, at Rocky Mountain Care Center, in Clearfield, UT. She was born in her grandmother’s home in Hooper, UT on October 1, 1931, to Elwyn Jost (Joe) Parker and Noma Flinders Parker, as the eldest of 4 siblings. She was raised in Clinton, UT on her family’s farm and cattle ranch where she learned strong family values and that hard work and perseverance can bring great rewards. She married Kenneth E. Muir and together they had 5 children. They later divorced. She was a member of the LDS Church, serving as a visiting teacher, ward librarian and cub scout den mother.LaRae attended Clinton Elementary, Davis High School, and Weber State University. She was employed at Hill AFB, UT and later transferred to McClellan AFB, CA where she retired from government employment after 37 years of service. She then worked for SAIC in Sacramento, CA in software development for 13 years. Her experiences there, combined with her affiliation with Lockheed, Int., took her to many “secret” locations around the world as a leader of the team working in the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk Program (Stealth Fighter.) Her call sign was “Sam”. She reluctantly retired in 2000.Mom had many great talents and hobbies that she enjoyed throughout the years, starting with raising 5 children single-handedly. She raised us with unconditional love and care and endured many hardships along the way, as surely we did not always make her job easy. Words cannot convey the amount of love and gratitude we feel for all you did for us, Thank You Mom!She hosted many, many get-togethers, including the annual family “Everybody Birthday Party”. She enjoyed being a member of the Boots ‘n Saddles Women’s Posse and participated in many parades and rodeos, avid gardener, amazing seamstress and could tackle any pattern or fabric, wood crafter, and any other craft that caught her talented fancy. Whenever we visited her in California, she would keep us going, finding endless places to go and things to see, no time for rest or boredom. She is survived by 4 of her children, Debra Kawaguchi (Steve), Sunset, UT; K.C. Muir (Beth Ann, divorced), Ogden, UT; Brad Muir (Cheryl), Plain City, UT; and, Ryan Muir (Stacy), Sloughouse, CA; By her 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Also by two sisters, Jean Walker, Kaysville, UT; Peggy Jo Parker, Star Valley Ranch, WY; one brother, Brent Parker (Martha), Roy, UT; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, Stanley Muir (DeAnn, divorced), her parents, a baby sister, Ann; a brother -in-law, Larry Walker; and a niece, JoD’ Walker.The family would like to extend our greatest appreciation for the tireless efforts and support of Dr. Vincent Hansen and his amazing, caring staff at the Huntsman Cancer Center at IHC McKay-Dee, Ogden, UT; the wonderful folks and “family” at Country Pines Retirement Community in Clinton; Our new, loving friends from Hearts for Hospice, and to her caregivers from Rocky Mountain Care, Clearfield. And, of course a big thank you to all the support from friends and loved ones. All of your love and support made Mom’s time here and especially her final years as fulfilled and comfortable as they possibly could have been.A memorial service following cremation will be held Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., at the Scattering Garden at the Leavitt’s Mortuary Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that donations be made to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation in memory of Beth L. Muir.


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Date: Friday, March 29, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: October 1, 1933
Died: March 24, 2013

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Karlene Parker Taylor posted on 3/29/13

It has been a long time since I have seen LaRae. Even so, I have many fond memories of the time we spent visiting her family in Clinton. It seems like we were there a lot, often enjoying her mother's delicious cooking. I am younger, but she was always very kind to me. Being a city kid I longed to live on a farm and be a cowgirl like LaRae. I remember seeing her riding her horse in a 4th of July Parade in Layton. Our families would oftenF go to the Pioneer Days rodeo, Liberty Park and Hogle Zoo together. They were good times.We are sorry for your loss but know she is in a better place having a wonderful reunion. We pray for the Lord's blessings to be with you.Dick and Karlene Taylor


Rod Keyes posted on 3/28/13

From the age of about twelve to sixteen I probably spent about the same amount of time in the Muir home as I did my own. I remember LaRae always busy doing something; she was either out working in the yard or making some type of craft. She was always so nice, even when Ryan and I were doing things we probably shouldn’t have been. She never missed a Baseball game or any other activity that Ryan was involved with when we were young a feat as a single parent that I marvel at. I remember being around the house during the holidays while Brad was on his Mission and her always sending packages and doing everything she could think of to extend her caring hand to him while he was out in the Mission field. From everything that I could see she was a great Mom and a kind a caring person.Ryan and LaRae moved away from Sunset almost thirty years ago which one was one of the saddest times of my life and I have gotten to the point where I am almost not mad about it anymore : ) . I am so sorry for you loss and I pray that the Lord comforts you in your time of need.Love,Rod Keyes


Bonnie Perkins posted on 3/28/13

I just wanted to tell you how I remember going to Grandma Parkers and talking my bottle of water the water in Clinton was nasty tasting. I remember times that I would go with Grandma Parker and Peggy to your moms, always lots of kids there playing. Most of all I remember your mom just always being kind to me . She was a hard worker and I know she loved her family.....may you have fond memories of her alwaysLots of Love Bonnie Walker Perkins


Mary Colemere posted on 3/27/13

So sorry to hear of LaRae's passing. I worked with her at Hill AFB. She was a special person and I know she'll be missed.