A Life Well Lived
Lois Virginia (Chatwin) Bacon passed away peacefully at the age of 92, December 27, 2017 in the presence of her beloved husband and best friend Edward Hales Bacon. She will be remembered and missed by those who knew her best for her commitment to living a worthwhile life.
Lois was born July 17, 1925 in Mammoth, Utah to loving parents Lowell Thomas Chatwin and Myrtle Eva (Bringhurst) Chatwin and would instill nothing but pride in their hearts.
At age 7, Lois was preceded in death by her mother and subsequently raised by her father and step-mother (Carrie Dahl) who provided her with one sister and three brothers (Karen, Thomas, Ronald and James). She is survived by her younger brother Ron with whom she shared a lifetime of sibling love.
In her late teens, Lois relocated with her family to California where she went on to serve her country as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1947 while attending Brigham Young University she meet the love of her life, Ed and on September 3, 1949 the two were married in Ventura, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple and the couple recently celebrated 68 years of loving marriage.
Together Ed and Lois raised two outstanding sons, Jeffrey Edward (JoAnn) and Jonathan Eric (Maunette) who in turn provided many bright and caring grandchildren (Andrea, Spencer, Kimberly, James, Emily, and Lauren). In addition, Lois was recently blessed with two great-grandchildren (Hays Shiflet and Jane Bacon).
Throughout her life, Lois traveled the world and lived in many different states and foreign countries. Everywhere she lived she made countless lifelong friends and was known for her kindness and support to those in need. She always had a smile on her face and a perpetual habit of saying yes to any request made of her.
She gave her time, effort, and heart to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served in many capacities, including a Temple Mission in Chicago, Illinois. She was a cherished influence for good in the lives of all who knew her. She will be greatly missed and remembered for her life well lived.
The family would like to thank the staff and owner of Seasons of Santaquin for their care and compassion and Susan Farnsworth for her endless support.
Services have been coordinated by Brown’s Mortuary in Santaquin, UT. A viewing is scheduled for 9:45 – 10:45 am on January 2, 2018, at the LDS Chapel, 545 North 200 East, Santaquin, UT, with funeral services to follow at 11:00 am. Grave side dedication there-after at Santaquin City Cemetery 100 E 300 S, Santaquin, UT. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lois's life.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in Lois name to Primary Children’s Medical Center.