Lila Ann Evans Emery
1941 - 2014
Our sweet Lila, 72, passed away peacefully on a beautiful Sunday morning, June 29, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born July 4, 1941 to Earl David and Melva Louise Berrett Evans in Midvale, Utah the youngest of five children.
She married her bud, Alvin Wilford Emery in the Salt Lake Temple on October 12, 1961. Together they are the parents of seven awesome children.
A faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lila always strived to live a life devoted to the Savior. She was constantly engaged in the service of others. She had many callings that allowed her to share her talents and show her love for her fellow man. She served as a member of the General Relief Society Board from 1997 to 2001. In 2001, she was called with her husband to preside over the Michigan Detroit Mission. She loved her missionaries as if they were her own sons and daughters. Following her service in Detroit, she was again called to serve with her husband as Directors of the Winter Quarters Visitor Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
She was truly an elect lady who leaves behind a wonderful legacy for all who know her. She was one in a million and will be missed more than words can express, but we know she is happy and whole again.
Lila is survived by her husband, Alvin W. Emery; her children: Jennifer Stewart, Heather Malovich, Andrew (Rachel) Emery, Elizabeth (Jon) Shakespear, Melissa Emery, and Berrett Emery; 15 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter, and her brother Lamar (Elise) Evans. She was preceded in death by her son Chad Emery, her parents Earl and Melva Evans, brother Kelly Evans, and sisters Reatha Roestenburg and Lois Turner.
The family would like to thank all those who loved and cared for Lila in her final years. We appreciate your friendship and visits during this time. A special thank you to Pita and Latu Fonua for the loving care they provided for Lila and to her daughter Heather who lovingly cared for her in her final months.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7th at 11 a.m. at the LDS church located at 2895 East Creek Road (8020 South), in Sandy where there will be viewings Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment Mountain View Cemetery.