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Obituary: Bernice Myers Calvin


Alidee Bernice Myers was born April 30, 1914 to John Jr. and Amanda Olsen Myers in Ovid, Idaho. Her childhood years were spent in Ovid with many fond memories in a family of five sisters. Her mother, Amanda, died when Bernice was only seven years old.

The family then moved to West Jordan, Utah and they lived with Roean Bastian (the eldest daughter) and her husband Antone.

Bernice and William Calvin married January 1, 1933. This union has produced six children, 22 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren.

Mom worked at Memorial Medical, J.C. Penney's and Cavanaugh's Candies. After retirement, she and Dad spent the winters in Arizona and enjoyed trips to Mexico and to the northwest with friends and family.

Her membership in the L.D.S. Church was very important to her and brought much joy and happiness. She was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple to Dad on Oct. 24, 1998. She was a caring and gracious visiting teacher in the East Millcreek 5th Ward and the Lake Point Ward.

Mom was a beautiful seamstress, and made quilts and afghans. She was always collecting scrap cloth and old clothes for her quilts.

Surviving her, Golda Jensen, (sister) Tremonton, Utah. Children, Arlene Noorda (Neil), Fruit Heights, Bob Calvin (Nancy), West Valley, Ron Calvin (Sharlene), Hooper, Colleen Garrard (Leonard), Lake Point, Gary Calvin, Lake Point, Pam Merrill (David), Sandy, as well as many nephews, nieces and grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Bill, brother Earl Carlos (infant), and sisters, Ila, Dewean and Roean.

A special thanks to the staff at the Cottage Glen Assisted Living, Tooele, for their care given to Mom during this most difficult time.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 8, 2003 at 12:00 noon at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive. A viewing will be held Friday, March 7, 2003 from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services. Burial will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the Primary Children's Hospital in the name of Abigail Pearson, a great-granddaughter of Bernice.

Send donations to PCMC Foundation, 100 N. Medical Drive, P.O. Box 58249, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158.