Ann Lyman McQueen Reeve
Updated May 7, 2009
Ann Lyman McQueen Reeve
Ann Lyman McQueen Reeve passed away quietly July 12, 2008 after a gentle, persistent struggle with a leaky heart valve and a blood clot on her lung. She was born March 7, 1919 in Blanding, Utah, daughter of Albert Robinson and Mary Ellen Perkins Lyman, the 11th of 15 children. Circumstances abruptly yanked her from childhood at age nine to be care giver to her ailing mother and older sister, and mother figure to her four younger sisters. She attended school in Blanding and, because of missing three years of school, graduated from West High School in 1940. She served a full time mission in California, a mission in Scotland, where her first husband, James Nelson McQueen died suddenly, a mission in the Family History Library, plus a stake mission. She taught herself to sew, making dresses for her sisters and children. She also made trousers, men's suits and became a professional maker of drapes. She was intrigued with the written word, writing daily in her journal for many years, maintaining a family bulletin board for many years, writing a life sketch of her husband, James, writing articles and writing to each newly baptized member of her ward for years. She taught herself to play the piano, and played for Primary, Relief Society and accompanied her husband. Fresh flowers were secured weekly for the ward for many years.
Besides the LDS Church and Heavenly Father, she loved her parents and siblings with a passion, her children unconditionally and her two husbands with sincere, loyal devotion. She also loved the telephone, a broken TV set, a smiling child, a frowning child, a tiny flower, a pun, a large flower, a nice dress, a hymn, vanilla ice cream, a house cat, if's in England or China, a children's song and a toothpick.
Ann is survived by her husband, Grant L. Reeve, her children: Jean, Nelson (Connie), Paula (James), Mark (Laurel), Arden (Cindy), Jamie (Kathy), Kerry (Margie), Andrea (Ward), Roebin (Geri), Denice (Richard), Whitney (Monica), Frank (Janell), David (Jeannie), Carol (Randy), Rosanne (Lynn), Mary (John); her sisters: Ellen (Floyd), Edith, Guen (Don); son-in-law, Joseph (Diane); 83 grandchildren; 95 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Nelson McQueen; daughters, Shelli and Becky; 11 siblings; three granddaughters.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Harmony Hospice and the West Jordan 27th Ward for their love and care.
Funeral services will be held Thurs., July 17, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at the West Jordan 27th Ward, 2700 W. 7000 S. A viewing will be held Wed., July 16, 2008, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road and Thursday at the church, 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.
The family wishes that in lieu of flowers, consider donating to the LDS Church Missionary Fund or the Perpetual Education Fund.
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