LYMAN — Ivy Atkinson Hallam, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law and friend, died peacefully at her home in Lyman on March 18.
Ivy was born in Elkhorn, Utah, on Sept. 21, 1932, the third of five children born to Amos Clive and Alma Rosella Atkinson.
On Feb. 26, 1949, Ivy married her sweetheart Edger “Ted” Hallam in Francis, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on April 16, 1996.
Ivy was an active member of the church and served faithfully in various callings.
Ivy’s greatest joy was her family. She loved following each child and grandchild in their many activities with much love and excitement. She never missed a birthday or anniversary.
Ivy was the true friend to all. She was blessed with many wonderful friends from all over the country. Many she kept in contact with up to the very last day. She loved receiving phone calls and postcards from her friends and family.
One of her favorite things to do was to go for long car rides with her sweetheart and her children.
Ivy also loved to sing and even sang in a dance band in the Moapa Senior Center in Overton, Nev., where she and “Ted” lived for many years during the winter months.
She is survived by her children, Ralph (JoAnn) Hallam, Russ (Christina) Hallam and Ruth (Jeff) Sawyer; a brother, Jerald Clive (Myrtle) Atkinson; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters: Shirley, Dora and Ruth; and one grandson, Rusty.
We can never express the gratitude we all feel for this amazing woman who gave her heart to us all. Her fun-loving and outgoing attitude made everyone feel at ease in her presence. Her great sense of humor is something we will never forget. She will be so greatly missed.
A viewing will be held at the Lyman LDS Chapel Wednesday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at the Lyman LDS Chapel on Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral services.
Following the funeral service, family and friends will travel to the Francis, Utah, cemetery, where a graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Ivy will then be laid to rest next to her sweetheart, Ted.
On-line condolences and guest book at www.crandallfhevanston.com.
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