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Obituary for Mildred Faun Hill Lyon

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Mildred Faun Hill Lyon

October 27, 1919 - June 23, 2012

Mildred Faun Hill Lyon passed away on June 23, 2012, in Mesa, Arizona, where she has lived for the past 13 years. She was 92 years of age. At her passing, she was under the tender care of Hospice of the Valley.She was born on October 27, 1919, in St. Charles, Idaho, to William Cassius Hill and Anne Elizabeth Pugmire Hill and was the fourth of eight children. She was raised and educated in Idaho.She married Donald Snow Lyon in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on November 1, 1941, and they later solemnized their marriage on January 26, 1946, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together with their three children, they lived in many places in the United States and abroad as she devotedly supported her husband in his military career as an Army officer. Following his retirement in 1961, they returned to make Ogden their home. Her husband preceded her in death on September 3, 1971.As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served as a visiting teacher and as a teacher and leader in many auxiliary organizations in her wards and stakes. She enjoyed family history, quilting, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and, especially, cooking. She enjoyed an admired reputation in her family and among friends as a superb cook. She will always be remembered with tender feelings of love and gratitude as a very loving and committed wife and a wonderfully devoted and caring mother. She took immense pride in being, and found great fulfillment as, a homemaker, and she truly made it an art. She was also very sensitive and solicitous about the needs of others outside her family, leading her to perform many quiet or anonymous acts of service that blessed many people.She is survived by her three children, Michael Don Lyon (Mary Margaret Sycamore) of South Ogden, Utah; Michele Evette Bowman (Richard) of Mesa, Arizona; and Eric S. Lyon (Kim Garcia) of Alhambra, California. She leaves a beautiful posterity of 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. One brother, Merrill Hill of St. George, Utah, also survives her.Funeral services for Mildred will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street in Ogden, Utah. Friends and family may meet Friday, June 29, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the services. Interment will be at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park. Condolences may be shared at


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Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Time: 11:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Date: Saturday, June 30, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: October 27, 1919
Died: June 23, 2012

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Shari Archibald Nielsen posted on 7/2/12

Dear Lyon family, my thoughts are with you as I read of the passing of this wonderful lady. I was in the 78th ward with her and her dear husband. She was a great example of refined beauty and devotion to our Heavenly Father. I am grateful that I was able to know her in this life. I pray that you will be comforted. To lose a beloved Grandmother is difficult. I can't imagine losing a Mom. May you receive the Lord's peace at this time. Sincerely, Shari (Archibald) Nielsen


Gordon and Doreen Christensen posted on 6/30/12

Dear Bp. Mike and Mary Margaret, All though we did not know your mother, we know the many feelings of sorrow and sadness that come with the passing of a loved one who is so close to our lives. Cherish the memories and keep her in your hearts all the time. How privileged we are to have the gospel of Jesus Christ that can let us feel the peace and consolation at times like this. We appreciate you and all you do for others. We send our love, Gordon and Doreen Christensen


Aloha Reynolds posted on 6/27/12

To the Lyon Family:My deepest and sincere condolences during this difficult time in your lives. May your mother/grandmother live in peace with our Heavenly Father as she is now reunited with her loving husband. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." -AnonymousSincerely,Aloha Reynolds