Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Lois Vida Mayoh Sweat

Lois Vida Mayoh Sweat 1926 ~ 2008 Lois Vida Mayoh Sweat, loving Mother and Grandmother, passed away at her home on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, following a long illness. She was born September 29, 1926, in Heber City, Utah, the youngest child of Peter Joseph Mayoh and Sarah Ellen Lee Mayoh. She graduated from Wasatch High School in 1945. Vida married Lemar Sweat on April 1, 1959, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 19, 1968. He preceded her in death August 9, 1964. Being a single parent most of her life, Vida provided unconditional love and care for her children under difficult circumstances. She was never afraid of hard work. She was an excellent seamstress and crocheted afghans for all of her grandchildren. Vida relied on the work of her own hands, but leaned heavily upon the Lord. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has a strong testimony of the Gospel. She shared that testimony by example to family and friends. She worked in the Primary, Young Women, and was a Visiting Teacher. Vida was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Lee and Eldon Mayoh, and sisters Lola Anderson Bates, Vera Sweat, and Estrella Mayoh. Vida is survived by her children, Wesley (Mary), Raymond (Ruth) and Rhonda, seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at the Heber Stake Center, 150 N. 200 W., Heber City. Family and friends called from 6-8 p.m. at Olpin Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 N. Main, Heber City, and also from 9:30 to 10:30 the day of the service. Interment was at Heber City Cemetery. The family would like to thank Cari, and all other Hospice workers for their excellent care, and also the members of the Heber 5th Ward and Relief Society.

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