Lorna May Hamilton Anderson, age 93, died peacefully on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at her home in Roosevelt, Utah.
Lorna was born in Roosevelt, Utah, on May 16, 1929, to Marvin Reece and Mary Ruby Johnson Hamilton, the fourth of eight children. She graduated from the Roosevelt Stake Seminaries and Roosevelt High School.
Lorna married Sharon Anderson on October 18, 1950, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with six daughters and four sons. Lorna and Sharon shared 48 years together until Sharon’s death in 1998.
Lorna was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in various callings in the primary and for many years as the ward librarian. She and Sharon served a couples mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Rochester, New York mission from 1989-1990. Together they also served many years as temple workers in both the Provo and Vernal Temples.
Lorna was blessed with a talent to create; this was seen through her many crafts that she made. Many of her grandchildren were lucky enough to receive her plastic canvas creations and play with the Barbie furniture she made. She also loved word searches and always made sure she had a book for whoever was visiting so that they could sit and do them along with her. When going to grandma’s house the board games and clay she kept was a highlight for all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lorna loved having them around and was seen playing games along with them both inside and out, she could play a serious game of tag.
Lorna never got a driver's license so most of the time she walked to where she needed to go, the post office, church, the library and many times had grandchildren tagging along with her as it was always fun to walk with grandma.
The last six winters she spent her time between her daughter’s homes in Idaho, California and the Wasatch Front.
Lorna is survived by her children, Lorana (Earl) Dedman, Salt Lake City, Utah; Sharon LaVon (Linda), Independence, Utah; Annette Ruth (Charles) Skewes, American Fork, Utah; Markel (Sue), Cederview, Utah; Ilene (Dale) Johnson, Myton, Utah; Geniel (David) Bartley, Fairfield, California; Neldon, Layton, Utah; Shane Lee (Jacqueline), Myton, Utah; Marilyn (Eric) Karl, Rexburg, Idaho; Cristine Francis, Pleasant Grove, Utah; 48 grandchildren; 105 great-grandchildren plus two on the way; 30 great-great-grandchildren plus one on the way; brothers, Ivan and Arnold (Kathleen) Hamilton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sharon; son-in-law, Dallan Francis; daughter-in-law, Cherylann Keel Anderson; great-granddaughter, Lily Dedman; siblings, Fern Hamilton, Bertha (Arbun) Wilkerson, Marvin (Shirley) Hamilton, Neldon Hamilton and Ina (Calvin) Drake.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Central Park Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 32 S. State St., Roosevelt, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the same location
Burial in the Roosevelt Memorial Park.