Merrillyn Stevens Guymon
May 9, 1939 ~ January 4, 2021
Heaven gained an angel on January 4, 2021. Merrillyn Stevens Guymon, 81, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones.
Merrillyn was born on May 9, 1939 in Provo, UT to Merrill and Evvie Stevens. She grew up in Blanding, UT where she met her sweetheart, Ronald Guymon. They were sealed in the Manti Temple on February 11, 1961 and had seven children.
Merrillyn attended BYU and graduated with a degree in Education. She taught at Santa Clara Elementary and then East Elementary in St. George, UT and was beloved by her students and fellow faculty members.
Merrillyn and Ron served a senior couples mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were called to serve in the Texas, San Antonio mission. She cherished their time there and the people they served.
Merrillyn loved music, crafting, organizing, cleaning, and was a gifted seamstress. She was known for always having a spotless home, even with seven children running around. Heaven is going to get a lot more organized with her there.
Merrillyn had a special gift for making people feel loved and welcomed. She greeted everyone with a smile and was always concerned with the needs of others over her own.
She was always everyone’s cheerleader and never had a bad thing to say about anyone.
She always had a cheerful disposition and made people feel at ease. She was the greatest example of kindness, patience, gentleness, service, and Christlike love.
She loved her family more than anything in the world and loved when her grandkids and great-grandkids would come and visit, and they would always hear “I sure love you” and “I sure am proud of you” several times during each visit.
Merrillyn had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and was one of God’s noble and great children.
Merrillyn is survived by her husband, Ron Guymon; her children: Michelle Guymon (Patti Griffin), Ronda Welker (Mike), DeAnne Jones (Shawn), LaDawn O’Connell (Glenn), CaraLee “KK” White (Bryan), David Guymon (Kim), and Denise Hoogland (CJ); 25 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
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