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Eva Stanger Wrigley, 88, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, peacefully passed away on September 20, 2001 in Provo, Utah at the home of her eldest son from causes incident to age.

As the youngest of ten children, Eva was born June 2, 1913 in Neeley, Idaho to Charles and Martha Stanger. Eva married her childhood sweetheart and lifelong companion, Bernell Wrigley on July 12, 1933 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they built a life of devotion and commitment to the values and family they cherished. Their family numbers 160 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Eva considered it a privilege and honor to be a loving wife and mother. Her family was indeed her most treasured gift. She would often say her greatest aspiration was "to be a helpmate to her husband and to raise an honorable family." She especially enjoyed gardening with her husband as they would visit with each other and neighbors. Together they received several beautification awards for their lovely yard and property. Eva was also a remarkable seamstress who delighted in creating dresses for her five daughters.

Once her children were raised, Eva served as a substitute teacher and librarian at Stoker Elementary and Washington Elementary in Davis County for 14 years before retiring. Other leadership and service include: President of the Stake Young Women, several Ward Relief Society presidencies, teacher, and member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Known as an exceptional speaker and thespian, she spoke at various literary clubs and church functions in Idaho and Utah.

Eva is survived by six of her seven children and spouses: Louise and Dr. J.R. Toolson, Carlsbad, California; Karl and Barbara Wrigley, Provo; Barbara (Wrigley) Coffin, Mesa, Arizona; Carol and Dr. D. Eugene Thorne, Provo; Marilyn and Dr. David H. Uffens, Redmond, Washington; Elaine and Wally Hawkins, Bountiful; Joyce and Dan Jones, Farmington; sister, Mary Hill, Burley, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernell; son, Marvin; three grandchildren, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 24, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Bountiful 18th Ward LDS Chapel, 165 South 1000 East, Bountiful. Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Monday morning from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful.

Online guest book and direction map at www.russonmortuary.com