Our beautiful mother, grandmother and sister took her final journey home in the embracing arms of her Lord on January 18, 1999.

Born Mary Lou Rakes, December 24, 1938 to Donald and Velma Rakes in Denver, Colorado.Lou lived, loved and died with her loving Jesus. She was actively involved in Womens Aglow groups and Hope Chapel (Foursquare Church). Many people were touched by her deepest love and compassion towards others.

Survived by her three children; two daughters; Lynn (Hugo) Rico, Sandy; Linda (Wayne) Walker, Cottonwood Heights; Son; Steve Byrd, Midvale; eight grandchildren; Rob, Nick, Jenny, Sabre, Dustin, Amy, Tauna-Shey and Jace; Sister; Barbara Luff, Warrensburg, Missouri. She was preceded in death by one brother; Lewis D. Rakes and one sister, Mazie Jones and her parents.

We would like to express our love for all the friends in Mom's life who walked with her through her journey on earth. She will live on in our memory for her unconditional love, strength of character and uncompromising faith in Christ.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. View Memorial Estates Chapel, 3115 E. 7800 South Friends may call Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services at the Mortuary. Interment, Mt. View Memorial Estates.

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