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Obituary: LaVon Curtis Jolley Hurst

1929 ~ 2003

We honor our mother as her spirit is set free to join family and friends who preceded her earthly departure. Sadly, she passed away September 24, 2003 following an extended illness and she will be greatly missed by her family who surrounded her with love and care through her final days.

LaVon was born Aug 9, 1929 in Moroni, UT to Clarence Lars and Gladys Cloward Curtis. She married Sidney William Jolley March 5, 1948 in the Manti Temple. She was soon left to rear a young family of four children when Sid was taken in an automobile accident eight years later. After rearing her children, she married Miles Phillip Hurst July 10, 1980 and was very blessed with his love and companionship before he passed away Aug 22, 1998.

LaVon is survived by her children, Jerry S. (Joice) Jolley, Janice Jolley, Joel W. Jolley; the Hurst family, Milan, Raylynn (Dalene), Mel (Carolyn), Harley (Janna), Virginia (Miguel) Pirir, Alice Cuno, Merlene (Pat) Pagel; brothers and sister, Joe (Janette) Curtis, Ann (Jay) Olsen, Gene (Bonnie) Curtis. She will be welcomed by those who preceded her in death, including her husband, Sid; son, James Curtis Jolley; grandchildren, Camrey, Chad Hurst; and infant brother, Jerry Curtis.

LaVon was very close to her sister Ann, and they spent many years not only as sisters, but as best friends. They enjoyed traveling, getting their hair done every week, and celebrating Christmas in October with a family dinner before the holiday season became too busy. LaVon was a grandmother of 43 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

LaVon worked and retired from Utah Valley Hospital. She made many friends through her work and community and all who knew her could feel her willingness and sweet presence as a friend and co-worker.

She took pride in her service to her church and was always a loving voice in song and speech within the church. She reared her family in Springville and Provo and also resided in Payson for many years.

The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the caretakers who came to know and love her. Also, thank you to the people at Golden Living, Crestview Care Center, and Vista Care Hospice. We love you, Mom, always have and always will.

There's a flower by your bed

When you spoke you often said,

"I will always live on in your heart".

So, the time is here at last,

When I must look back in my past.

In my life you have played a big part.

Viewing Mon. Sept 29, 2003, 6-8 p.m. Walker Family Mortuary, 85 E. 300 S, Provo, UT. Graveside service Tues. Sept 30, 2003, 11 a.m. Moroni, UT. To send condolences please email www.walkerfamilymortuaries.com