Shirley Stevens Lyman, cherished wife, mother, and grandmother passed from this life to be with her eternal companion on July 30, 2020 at the home of her son. Shirley was born on July 18, 1924 to William Thomas Stevens and Rosaline Stringham Stevens. She grew up in the small town of Holden, Utah where she thrived under the love and nurturing care of wonderful parents. She graduated from Millard High School and then continued her education at Cedar College. During WWII she worked for a time in San Diego, California. At 23 she was called to serve a mission in Texas and Louisiana for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was there that she met her eternal sweetheart Thomas Kay Lyman. They admired one another from afar as they both served honorable missions. They connected again at the conclusion of their service and were married on August 23, 1949 in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple. Their marriage was filled with sweet respect, kindness, and love. Shirley has waited for over 18 years to join him in the Spirit World.
Shirley’s life has been one of service and love for family, church, and community. Through her years of service, she exemplified the teachings of Christ. She served and demonstrated unconditional love for her family, neighborhood, and ward. As a mother she was patient and loving, and always available to her children for tender talks which included her inspired guidance. She has always been there to celebrate with each one both the happy times and the hard, sad times. She was also an incredibly dear friend to all, always one of the first to take a meal to a sick neighbor or visit with a lonely friend. Throughout her life she faithfully served in her ward Primary, Relief Society, and Young Women’s organizations.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers and a beautiful daughter-in-law (Nancy D. Lyman). She is survived by her four children Annette L. Bryner (Mike); Thomas S. Lyman (Marcella); Grant K. Lyman; and William R. Lyman; along with 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A private family funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 5, at 11:00 am at Holbrook Mortuary with a viewing one hour before. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City. A special thanks to Heartwood Home Health and Hospice for their tender care over the last few weeks of Shirley’s life.
Mother, you have been such a wonderful example of grace and goodness throughout your life. We will miss you so very much!
For extended family and friends the funeral services will be live-streamed online. To watch the services go to Shirley’s obituary page at HolbrookMortuary.com, scroll to the bottom of the page, and below her obituary will be a link to view the services. The services will be available to watch online for 90 days.
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