Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nana's Obituary

Phyllis Wallin Todd 1920 ~ 2011 Phyllis Wallin Todd passed away peacefully Tuesday July 12, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born December 20, 1920 in Ogden, Utah to Charles and Olive Kime Wallin. She was raised by her devoted, widowed mother in Murray Utah, graduating from Murray High. She had many friends and was crowned queen of the county fair. She attended B.Y.U. where our beautiful mother was chosen as a member of the homecoming royalty. As a student, she met her eternal companion, Burton M. Todd. They were married August 29, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. They settled in Salt Lake City where Burton practiced Dentistry. They raised a large and loving family. They worked hard to serve their church and community. Phyllis was a devoted mother and loving grandmother. Delicious Sunday dinners, cookies, rolls and cakes were her specialties. She was a beautiful seamstress, sewing dresses and costumes for all of her children and grandchildren. She served faithfully in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a Relief Society President, Young Womens President, and member of the Young Women General Board. She loved working with Young Women. She also enjoyed serving for 10 years as a hostess at the LDS Church Office Building. Together, she and Burton served as missionaries in the Chinese Branch of the Salt Lake Liberty Stake, and as temple workers in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a devoted civic worker, involved in both the City and State Dental Auxiliary where she served as President. She also enjoyed serving on the Women's Legislative Council and the Salt Lake City Council of Women. She was elected to their Hall of Fame. She was a founding member of the Festival of Trees, a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and Chairman of the Board for The Utah Youth Village. All who knew her loved her. She made friends wherever she went. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Dr. Burton M. Todd, parents Charles and Olive Kime, and infant brother, Charles E Wallin. She is survived by her children; Charlene Blake (John), Douglas M. Todd (Janet Hopkins), Cynthia Badger (Briant), Janice Haynie, and Bryan B. Todd (Ruth Jones). She is loved by 28 grandchildren, and 63 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Burton's siblings, Alice Braithwaite, Ira and Pat Todd, Norma Mabey and Byran Todd. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Parleys 3rd Ward Building, 2615 Stringham Ave. Viewing that day at 11:30. Friends and Family may call Friday, July 15, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Mortuary, 2350 E. 1300 S. We love you Mom!

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