Yvona Horrocks Sutherland passed away in her home with her loved ones by her side on December 6, 2013. She was born on August 23, 1934 in Santaquin, Utah to Darrel and Melva Horrocks.
She loved animals and always helped her dad with the chores. Yvona had many fun memories traveling with her mom and sisters on vacations and visiting her brother in Idaho. She also enjoyed going with her childhood girlfriends on their annual parties and trips.
She graduated from Payson High School in 1952. She married Thomas Alger Sutherland on March 11, 1955 in Santaquin, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo, Utah Temple on June 12, 1974. They were blessed with four wonderful children, Thomas Earl, Laura Jane, Linda, and Lana.
Tom passed away in 1972 leaving her to finish raising their family. She was honest and hardworking. Sometimes she even worked two or more jobs at a time to support her family. She retired from Mt. View Hospital after 37 years. Yvona was a very generous person and affected many lives.
Her greatest accomplishments were raising and supporting her family. She enjoyed going with her families on various trips and adventures. She was great to support her grandchildren and great grandchildren in many of their ballgames and activities. Our mom and grandma will be dearly missed.
Yvona was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She participated in the Relief Society and performed her church callings faithfully. She enjoyed greeting church members and handing out programs.
She is survived by her children Earl (Julie) Sutherland, Laura Jane (Gary) Spencer, Linda (Tony) Wilson, Lana (Rick) Moore, two sisters: Dorolou Clayson and Colleen (Clair) Pay, 13 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, parents, sister Arla Smith, and brother Jimmy Horrocks.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in the Santaquin Downtown LDS Chapel, 90 S. 200 East. The viewing will be Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Brown Family Mortuary, 66 S. 300 E. Santaquin, and Tuesday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Santaquin City Cemetery.