Lila Fay Barker Maughan passed away peacefully on June 15, 2021, due to natural causes. She was 100 years old and had lived a very productive and full life. Lila was born January 16, 1921 to Daniel and Stella Morris Barker, the eighth of thirteen children.
She married Elmer Dean Gunnell Maughan on March 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on September 21, 1976. Dean passed away May 18, 1990. They were blessed with four wonderful children, Larry (Paige) Maughan, Sidney (Jeri) Maughan, Kathy (Jim) Vicchrilli, and JannaLee (David) Ward. She was preceded in death by her son, Sidney. She enjoyed being with her 19 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved.
Lila was an amazing wife, mother, sister, and friend. All who knew her loved her. She was known for her generous and kind personality and was always concerned about the welfare of others. She had a deep desire to live and live well.
Lila enjoyed working for United Airlines and worked there for 22 years. She and Dean loved to travel and enjoy the cultures and landscapes of other countries and places. They would often go to Hawaii on her birthday to get out of the cold and she said it was always a happy time.
Lila was able to serve in the Jordan River Temple for many years. She was a faithful and active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a visiting teacher for 21 years loving the sisters she visited.
We, as a family, will miss our Sunday evening visits with Mom along with chocolate chip cookies and ice cream. We love you Mom.
The family would like Kathy to know of their deep-felt gratitude for her gentle and loving care of Mom these past four years. She sacrificed a great deal, and we appreciate and love her for all she was willing to do for Mom.
We would also like to thank CNS Hospice Services for their special care of our mother and helping us through this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital.
Funeral services will be Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT. A gathering will be held at McDougal Funeral Home between 11:00-11:45 a.m. Interment, Taylorsville City Cemetery.
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