Irma Lant Shuler Tyson, 86, died Thursday, May 2, 1996, at her home in Sun City of causes due to age, following a major stroke two weeks earlier.
Born April 29, 1910, in Garland, Utah to John Tanner Lant and Letitia Ann "Letty" Davis Lant. Married Howard Wayne Shuler, February 14, 1931 in Payson, Utah. He died July 27, 1977. They had one daughter who died in infancy and four other children. Married Paul DeOrr Tyson June 24, 1978 in Rexburg, Idaho. He died January 1, 1996.Irma was raised in Payson, Utah and in the state of Washington, and attended Brigham Young University in Provo and Branch Agricultural College (now Southern Utah University), Cedar City, before her marriage. She raised her family in Payson, Tooele, and Salt Lake City. An excellent secretary, including many years working in civil service at Tooele Ordnance Depot and the Salt Lake Veterans Hospital.
Irma loved to play bridge and golf. She also loved taking walks, sunsets and rain storms. She saw the positive in every situation. She and Howard retired to Sun City, Arizona in 1970 and has lived there ever since. She also spent 17 summers in Rexburg, Idaho, where she was rental agent to Arizona senior citizen "sun birds" for an apartment complex. Active in the LDS Church, Irma was a Junior Sunday School teacher, Relief Society secretary and visiting teacher, and family history extraction worker. She received her temple ordiances in 1977 and always kept her recommend current.
Survivors include three children, Sandra (and Garland) Bray, West Valley City; Mike (and Ann) Shuler, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Craig L. (and Gayle) Shuler, Sandy, Utah; daughter-in-law, Marilyn T. Shuler, Boise, Idaho; sisters, Leeta Wilson, Payson; and Nancy Menlove, Mapleton, Utah; three stepdaughters, Jean Tyson, Tucson, Arizona; DeAnn Crowe, Vancouver, Washington; and Christy Tyson, Seattle, Washington; 14 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, Patsy Rae Shuler, son, John David Shuler, who died in 1985, and by sisters and brothers, Lucile Oberhansley, Donna Barney, J. Glen Lant, Harold Lant, William J. "Bill" Finlayson, and Richard L. Lant; and three brothers who died in infancy.
A special thanks to stepdaughter, Jean, who came to the rescue and took care of Paul and Mom in Sun City during their final year.
Funeral services in the Sun City Ward Chjapel will be Monday, May 6, 1996, at 11 a.m. followed by burial at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City.
A memorial services will be held Saturday, May 11, 1996, at 11:30 a.m. in the Elk Ridge Chapel, southeast of Payson, Utah where friends and family may call from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Following services, a family pot-luck luncheon will take place at Shuler Park in Elk Ridge. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to the John D. Shuler Memorial Fund, Idaho Division of Family and Community Services, P. O. Box 83720, Boise, Idaho, 83720-0036.
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