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Merelyn Joyce Gray Millward

June 11, 1932 ~ October 16, 2019 (age 87)


Merelyn Joyce Gray Millward age 87, was called home to her loving Heavenly Father on

October 16, 2019 to be reunited with her sweetheart. Merelyn was born on June 11,1932 in Salt

Lake City UT to Robert Arthur and Flossie Carrie Ringwood Gray. Merelyn graduated from

South High School in SLC where she met her eternal companion James Walter Millward. They

were married April 2, 1953 in the SLC temple. They were blessed with 5 sons and 1 daughter

and over 100 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family was everything to Merelyn. She

loved being with her family. Merelyn was always the best fan, supporting her children and

grandchildren in all their endeavors. Merelyn loved music, she loved to sing, play the piano, and

loved to accompany her husband with his trumpet playing. Merelyn loved to perform with her

husband and being Mrs Santa Claus to his Mr Santa was a highlight in their life and brought joy

to many people. Merelyn also loved to paint.

Merelyn loved the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter-day Saints. Merelyn held many positions in the church. Merelyn taught

unconditional love to all by example. Everyone was always welcome in her home and she made

them feel loved and safe. She will be greatly missed by all those who had the honor of knowing


Merelyn is preceded in death by her husband James Walter Millward, Her parents Robert and

Flossie Gray, all her brothers and sisters Evelyn (Branson) Neff, Lorraine (KIm) Richmond,

David (Carol) Gray, infant brother Robert. Survived by her children David (Debbie), Richard

(Lorna), Sherie (Stephen) Adam, Robert (Wendy), James (Shawnalea), Michael (Lindsay).50

Grandchildren and 49 Great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews and Brother and sister

in laws Bill and Nancy Sherwood, Marianne and (Raymond- deceased) Feller.

Viewings will be held on Wednesday Oct 23, 2019 from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm at Hughes Mortuary

1037 E 700 S, St George UT. Also on Thursday at the River Ridge Ward 1750 E Foremaster Dr

St George, UT from 9:30 am-10:30 am with Funeral services to follow at 11:00 am, Interment

will take place at the Tonaquint Cemetery following the Services.

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October 23, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hughes Mortuary
1037 East 700 South
St. George, Utah 84790

October 24, 2019

9:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Foremaster Dr. Chapel
1750 E. Foremaster Dr.
St George, UT 84790

Funeral Service
October 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Foremaster Dr. Chapel
1750 E. Foremaster Dr.
St George, UT 84790

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