Bertha Fern Mayfield Royer, 78, died pea-cefully March 5, 2001, in Salt Lake City, UT.
She was born December 5, 1922, in Ammon, Idaho, to James Berry Mayfield and Medora Haseltine Singley. She married Ward P. Royer in May 1944 and was divorced in 1972. Together they had three sons, Lamont, Ronald, and Gregory.
As a young woman, Fern swam in the City Aquacade, roller skated professionally with Skating Vanities (1943-1944), and loved to dance. Later in life she served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bristol, England, from 1975-1977. Subsequently she attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She worked as a teacher's aid, a nannie, and a foster grandparent. She will be remembered for her vitality, love for children, and firm testimony of the restored gospel. Her church service included teacher, chorister, activity counselor, librarian, and nursery leader.
She is survived by three sons, Lamont (Celia) of Santa Rosa, California; Ronald Jay of Roseville, California; and Gregory L. of Carmichael, California; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; a brother, James Preston of Glendale, California; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 10, 2001, 1 p.m., at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. A viewing will be held at the mortuary that morning an hour before the funeral services. Interment will be at Salt Lake City Cemetery. Funeral
directors: Larkin Mortuary.