Phyllis Swan Larsen Heaton passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at her home in Washington, UT surrounded by loved ones
She was born June 8, 1922 in Salt Lake City, UT, a daughter of John Sorensen and Janet Innes Swan Larsen and was the only sister to three brothers – Lowell, Homer, and Richard Larsen.
She met and married James Peter Heaton on February 26, 1944 in Bicknell, UT. They were later sealed on September 6, 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
They had five children – Danny (Virginia, Amalia) Heaton, Diann (Warren) Rogers, Paula (Jack) Randolph, Becky (Joe) Peterson, and Roger (Shawn) Heaton.
Jim preceded her in death on March 11, 1998.
She was a stalwart member of the LDS Church and a devoted Jazz fan. A pillar of strength, she never met a person who wasn’t her friend, and she never gave up on her friends.
A somewhat blunt and bossy person, she maintained a “honey-do” list for everyone, frequently admonished us about the evils of smoking, and insisted that we all join her in spring cleaning.
She worked at a bakery, as secretary for the City of Monticello, and operated a Montgomery Wards store.
Cheerfully bearing the pain of decades of arthritis, she canned fruits and vegetables from her yard, refinished old furniture, made her own soap, and orchestrated the largest Thanksgiving dinners ever seen.
Phyllis is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers Richard (Connie) Larsen of Bicknell and Homer Larsen of Salt Lake City.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Robert Dan Heaton, granddaughters Amberly Kay Rogers and Patricia Lynn Rogers, and brother Lowell (Gatha) Larsen.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the Thurber LDS Ward. Burial was in the Bicknell Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, UT.
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