Helen Law Darton Warner, age 84, passed away from this life on Sunday, September 29, 2019 in her home surrounded by a house full of family.
She was born July 6, 1935 in Delta, Utah, to Franklin R. Law and Afton Callister Starley Law. She was the oldest of five children. She married Lawrence J. Darton on October 14, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple and they had six children. They were later divorced. She went on to marry Howard E. Warner on December 22, 1990 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Helen grew up in Delta, Utah, graduated from Delta High School, and attended BYU and LDS Business College. She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many church positions. One of her many callings was serving as an outstanding scout leader for over 40 years. Due to her dedicated scouting service she was honored with the distinguished Silver Beaver award. At age 70 she went on an inter-city mission with her husband, Howard, in the Cannon 7th Ward located in Salt Lake City.
Her career as a school secretary began and ended at Bryant Intermediate School with a few other schools in between. She loved her experience of volunteering during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and had lots of paraphernalia to prove it! She also had a love for square dancing, yodeling and the Virginia Reel. She instructed us in song and dance at our last family reunion in June 2019. Another love of hers was traveling with her Daddy and sisters. Helen loved family history and sharing her stories with her children and grandchildren. Another great passion of hers was her photography. Anyone who knew Helen knew she never went anywhere without her camera!
Helen and Howard tenderly loved one another for almost 29 years. She was a wonderfully devoted mother to her children Steven F. Darton (Paula), Shyvonne M. Stutes (Rolin), Lawrence K “Larry Klin” Darton (Shauna), Kayleen Webb (Thaes III “Sandy”), Kristine Daley, and Douglas W. Darton (Blenda).
She was enriched by the addition of Howard’s eight children and she loved them as if they were her own. Vance Warner (Kathy), Wendy Warner Becktrom (Lynn), Laurel Warner Pounds (Daren), Bryce Warner, Jared Warner (Megan), Shaleen Warner Heibert (Tyler), Alayna Moore (Tory), and Jenae Warner.
She was a loving and involved grandmother to 45 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.
Helen was also a dear sister to her four siblings Linda Mabbut, Sharon Bell, Suzanne Bailey, and Robert Law. She also has numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Helen showed her love to each one of us equally.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the Taylorsville 23rd Ward, 3200 West 4932 South. Viewings will be held Wednesday, October 2nd, 6-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road, and again at the church prior to services from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Utah Veterans Memorial Park.
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