The Spectrum, 08/26/13
Muriel Lovett Atwood was born May 17, 1931, to Carl and Lovell Lovett in Houston, Texas. She passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 in St. George, Utah, at the age of 82. She is survived by her husband, George Atwood, her children, Kenneth (Beverly), Janelle, Brent (Lisa) and Cynthia, her sister, Sarah Gibb, and by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She grew up in El Paso, Texas, and worked and attended college there as well as a year at Utah State University. She met George Atwood while he was stationed in El Paso with the army. They got married on May 5, 1951. He was transferred to Ft. McClellan, AL, for a few years. After leaving the army, they moved to Salt Lake City where George attended the University of Utah. After completing school they moved to Soda Springs, ID, where they lived for nineteen years and which their children call 'home'. They then moved to St. Louis, MO, for two years and then to Denver, CO, for nine years. Upon retirement they moved to St. George, UT, where they lived for the past twenty-six years. She thoroughly enjoyed St. George and developed and helped many friends.
Muriel loved to explore and find where back country roads go. She loved to see beautiful scenery and flowers. She liked to do kind things for others to make their lives a little easier. She was a caring and generous person and touched the lives of many people. Her home is full of paintings and beautiful things she liked to collect and display. Most of all she loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She made many sacrifices for all of them over the years.
She loved the Savior and was a committed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many ways in the church and worked in the temple.
Her funeral will be held at 11AM, Thursday, August 29, at the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Family visitation will be from 9:30AM to 10:30AM prior to services at the mortuary.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to The Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign her guestbook at www.spilsburymortuary.com
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from August 26 to August 27, 2013