Thursday, January 17, 2013

Myrtle Tolman Widdison, BHS '37 (1920-2012)

Received today an email from Wid Tolmam, BHS '47, from Provo, Utah, followed by her obituary...

Myrtle Tolman Widdison' 37   Passed away at the age of 92 December 14th 2012 in American Fork, Utah. She was laid to rest in the Tolman plot at Valhalla Memorial Park. Myrtle was a shining credit to Burbank High School and all who knew her. All five of her brothers and sister were also graduates of BHS.

Myrtle Tolman Widdison

Myrtle Tolman Widdison died Dec. 14, 2012 in American Fork, Utah. Born Feb. 13, 1920 to Howard Milton and Jessie Sessions Ashdown Tolman. She married David Widdison June 17, 1944 in the St. George LDS Temple and they shared 51 wonderful years together. David died Sept. 2, 1995 in North Hollywood, CA.

Myrtle was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was one of the first Golden Gleaners when the Church institiuted that program for young women. She served a mission to the North Central States Mission and enjoyed serving in the church all her life. She served in the Young Women and Relief Society organizations and as an ordinance worker in the Los Angles and Mt. Timpanogos LDS Temples.

She is survived by 2 daughters and a son: Shirley (Paul) Adolphson, Janice (Jay) White, Gary (Cindy) Widdison, 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, a brother Wilford Tolman. She was preceded in death by 1 sister and 3 brothers.

Funeral services will be Thursday 12/20/12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pacific Drive 2nd Ward 507 West 700 North American Fork, Utah. Friends may call Wednesday 12/19/12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary 49 East 100 No. Am.Fork and 9:45 to 10: 45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Vahalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood CA.

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