Our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Harriett Jane TerLouw Mendenhall passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, September 13, 2009. She was born on June 23, 1923 in Grinnell, Iowa to Joseph W. and Harriett Heitink TerLouw. She met and married Rex A. Mendenhall on May 10, 1944. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Utah Temple.
Harriett worked alongside her husband in their grocery stores in Payson and Santaquin. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and faithfully fulfilled many ward and stake callings including a family history mission in the Chicago, Illinois area. She enjoyed her associations with many friends in the Gladstan Women's Golf Association, the PTA and was a member of the Jr. Cultus Club for over 50 years. She enjoyed singing in both ward and civic choirs and loved to dance whenever she got the chance. She loved sewing, camping, gardening and genealogy.
She is survived by six children, Jane (Marv) Tuckett, Dan Mendenhall, Scott (Kris) Mendenhall, Robert "Tuna" (Kay) Mendenhall, Lori Toutai, and Melanie Mendenhall, 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren, a sister Nivale Sopher and a brother Joe TerLouw. She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister Joeva Lehfeld.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 17th at 11:00 am in the Old Santaquin Stake Center, 90 South 200 East. Friends may call at the Holladay-Brown Funeral Home, 66 South 300 East, Santaquin Wednesday 6 to 8 pm and Thursday at the church from 9:30 to 10:45 am. Burial, Payson City Cemetery.
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