KEARNS — Myrna Jean Mounteer, 77, passed away June 18, 2020, at her home in Kearns of natural causes. She was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Murray, to Marvin Charles “Coty” and Louise Spencer Mounteer. She was injured during the birthing leaving her mentally and physically handicapped.
The family moved to Escalante in 1943. There she attended Escalante Elementary School and started high school when a counselor felt she would be better suited to attend the Utah State Training School in American Fork. After two years she returned to Escalante until the death of her parents. She then moved to Salt Lake City, where she lived with her sisters, Marva, Carol and Peggy. She loved people, especially children. She was very good with puzzles. Her embroidery work and ceramics gained her many blue ribbons at the county and state fairs.
She is survived by her brother, Jerry Lynn (Beverlee) Mounteer, Cedar City; sisters, Marva and Carol Mounteer, Kearns; sister-in-law, Renee Mounteer, Springville; four nieces and one nephew; and eight great-nieces and seven great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Paul Charles Mounteer and Marvin Scott “Peanuts” Mounteer; and sisters, Joy and Peggy Lee Mounteer.
Graveside services will be held Friday, June 26, at noon in the Escalante City Cemetery.
Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Online guestbook at maglebymortuary.com.