Marva Jones Laws, longtime resident of Blanding, passed away at her home on December 16, 2007.
She was born August 10, 1920 to Thomas DeAlton and Anna “M” Jones.
She attended school in Blanding, where she was active in school activities and sports. She attended one year at Utah State University but returned home because of illness.
She married her high school sweetheart, Harry Boyd Laws, on December 6, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Blanding, farming, ranching and raising a family. They helped her father to raise her younger sister, LaDean, after the death of their mother in 1941. Marva and Harry raised five children, Lou Ann, Marlene, Norma, Boyd and Robert.
After the death of her husband in 1968, she began her working career. She was employed as a teacher’s aide at Park Terrace School and then moved to the San Juan District Media Center, where she was employed until her retirement in 1985.
Marva was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served for many years in various positions.
Marva loved to travel and enjoyed seeing new things and meeting new people although she never met a stranger. She found great pleasure in nature; she always had a “pretty rock” or a dainty flower. She loved to tie quilts and made many that she gave to family and friends.
Funeral services where held December 21, 2007, Burial in the Blanding Cemetery.
Marva is preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a daughter in law, two brothers, a sister and a great granddaughter.
She is survived by sister La Dean (Edward) Hill: children Lou Ann (Merlin) Grover, Marlene (Harold) Keylon, Norma (Karl) Child, Boyd (Sandy) Laws, 22 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.
Card of thanks
We would like to express our thanks for the many acts of love and kindness shown to us during mom’s illness and death. Thanks for the expressions of love, for the beautiful flowers and all the food we received. We are truly blessed to live in San Juan County among people who care. A special thank you to the nieces, granddaughters and Dee Street for your tender care of mom.
Merlin, Lou Ann Grover
Harold, Marlene Keylon
Karl, Norma Child & families
Boyd, Sandy Laws & families
Robert Laws families