Logan Herald Journal, 05/17/13
MENDON — Afton Marie Wade Quinlan, 73, of Mendon, Utah, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Beehive Assisted living Home in Perry, Utah, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 12, 1939, in Malad, Idaho, to Lawrence Bertrum Wade and Florence Pearl Bunderson Wade.
Afton married Edward Wade Quinlan on June 10, 1957, in the Logan LDS Temple. Afton was Wade’s beautiful bride of 56 years.
Afton and Wade are the proud parents of nine children, 39 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Afton was a wonderful wife and mother, devoted to her family. She taught by example the values of hard work and Christlike love. She found beauty in everything she saw. Her talents as an artist, her gifts of music, her fun and witty sense of humor and her love for her husband are a treasured blessing for her posterity.
Afton was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving faithfully in the Primary, Scouting, Relief Society and Young Women organizations including 10 years of joyful service in the Logan LDS Temple. She was a loyal member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and enjoyed the sweet associations of the Mendon Camp. Afton lived a life of selfless service to all she came in contact with. She leaves behind a legacy of living faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, charitable service to her fellow man and enduring to the end.
She is survived by her husband; seven children, Grant Wade (Julie), Tresa (Andrew) Hansen, Suzette (Don) Heater, Derick Dale (DyAnn), Troy Dennis (Rini), Jennilyn (Lane) McKinnon, Edward Van (Scott Baird); one brother; three sisters; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Afton will be forever remembered and eternally loved. She is preceded in death by six brothers; one sister; two daughters, Sara Marie and Trudy (Aaron) Barrett; and two grandchildren.
Afton’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of AFI Hospice and Beehive Assisted Living Homes for their loving and professional care.
Funeral Services will be held at noon Saturday, May 18, 2013, in the Mendon Stake Center, 460 S. 100 East in Mendon, Utah. A viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan, Utah, and at 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Mendon City Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at allenmortuaries.net.