CLARKSTON, Utah — Eulala Godfrey Simper, 94 passed away on March 10, 2013 in Logan, Utah.
Eulala was born July 10, 1918 in Clarkston, Utah to Elwen Henry and Vivien Eulala Larsen Godfrey and was the eldest of nine children.
She received her grade school education in Clarkston and her high school education in Richmond, Utah.
Eulala married John Reuben Simper September 22, 1939 in Malad City, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on May 2, 1955.
They lived in Weston and Newton before moving to Thomas. She lived there until she moved to Moreland. She moved back to her old childhood home in Clarkston.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While in Moreland she worked in the Records Extraction Program for six years and served as ward librarian. She held various church positions.
Eulala worked at the I.N.E.L. site as a baker and custodian for many years. Sometimes she made 75 pies a day.
Eulala was a woman of many talents. She loved to crochet, knit, sew and did some tatting. She also read often, raised a garden yearly and canned everything. She and her husband would take their two boys fishing a lot.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, who passed away Sept. 25, 1957; her parents and siblings, Leon, Wanda, Darrell, Joyce, Vivien and Ed; and a granddaughter-in-law, Stacy Simper.
Survivors include her sons, Ervin (Joyce) Simper of Arimo and Dee (LaVon) Simper of Garibaldi, Ore.; grandchildren include,
Suzette (Bryan) Sessions, Travis (Toni) Simper, Julie (Vance) Vallace, Jack (Vicki) Simper, John (April) Simper and Don (Michelle) Simper; 22 great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
She also has two surviving sisters, Glenna Lamb, Hyde Park, Utah and LuDeen Jacobson, Preston, Idaho; and two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Godfrey and Cleo Fleming as well as many nieces and nephews.
We appreciate and thank the many special people who lovingly cared for our Mom in the Legacy House in Logan for the last 2 ½ years. We also want to thank Hospice & Access Home Care for their help.
We love you and will miss you.
Funeral services will held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Clarkston 2nd Ward Chapel, 25 East 100 South. A viewing will be held for family and friends on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 85 South Main Street, Smithfield, and at the church in Clarkston prior to the services on Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Idaho Cemetery (west of Blackfoot) approximately 3 p.m.
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