Mildred Rose Kirk Naylor
1921 – 2015
On February 13, 2015, our spunky Mildred Rose Kirk Naylor rushed off on her next adventure.
Daughter of Angus C. and Hazel Rose Kirk, Mildred was born in Salt Lake City, appropriately, on the 4th of July 1921, sparkling from the moment of her timely earthly debut.
While attending South High School, Mildred blossomed into a skilled seamstress. It was a talent she utilized to design and sew clothing for family, friends and others. She met every challenging situation with feisty determination and remarkable creativity. Mildred's talents were many and varied. She amazed us all with her high energy, ability to manage a home and the way she faithfully cared for her family all of her life.
As a great admirer of God's creation, she was endlessly thrilled by the beauty of nature and cultivated that love in her children and grandchildren. Having a love of vistas, it seemed as though she would rather be on the road than at home.
Mildred married William James Naylor on August 12, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. Mildred and Bill enjoyed serving their mission together in the Manila Philippines Temple. That experience, along with her other dedicated church service, brought her much satisfaction and many lasting memories.
Survived by children, Bill Jr., Jerry (Mary Jo), Dan (Diane), Debbie (Cliff) Strong, Tauna (Randy) Isaac, 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and her older brother, Dr. Donald A. Kirk. Preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, sister Darlene Van Duren, granddaughter Andrea Strong and great granddaughter Vandy Baldwin.
A viewing will be held Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East Bengal Boulevard (7600 South). Funeral services will be Thursday, February 19, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at the Olympus Stake Center, 2675 East 4430 South, with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Interment Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the LDS Missionary Fund.