Selma Josephine Sanders Layton, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, left us July 11, 1993, to join loved ones already in our Heavenly Father's care.
Born August 1, 1904, in the Norwegian settlement of Waubay, South Dakota, she was the youngest child of Knudt and Margrete Sanders. Upon the death of her mother when Selma was only three years old, the family moved to a homestead in the Sundial District of Southern Alberta, Canada.She was married to Horton George Layton, November 8, 1926. They made their home for many years in Trail, B.C., Canada, where they raised eight children: George, Archie, Stanley, Lavona, Clarice, Carrie, Judith and Thomas. After his retirement they developed homestead property on Vancouver Island. When her husband died, Selma brought Judy and Tom to Utah, where Clarice and Carrie had married and established homes.
Countless LDS missionaries loved her and appreciated all of the white shirts she washed and ironed for them, along with the good meals that she prepared. She enjoyed her work as a maid at the LDS Hospital where she had many friends. Retirement brought travel and close family activities.
She is survived by Clarice (Grant) Woolley, Carrie (Fred) Jewkes, Tom (Millie), all of Salt Lake City; Judy Dillman, Florida; and George, California; 20 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by sons and daughter Archie, Stanley and Lavona Olsen, a grandson, Desmond Woolley and a great-granddaughter, Heather Caldwell.
The family appreciated the sweet care given at the Highland Cove Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 1993 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 So. Highland Drive, where friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8 and Wednesday from 1 - 1:45 p.m. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.
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