7/3/1940 ~ 7/11/2023
LaFaye Shepherd Hamilton, 83 passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 in Mount Pleasant, UT. LaFaye was born at her grandparents’ house in Fountain Green, UT on Wednesday, July 3, 1940, the eldest of seven children of Alden Loraine Shepherd & Athaleen Holman.
LaFaye was a servant of others. She developed her love of music by practicing the piano in lieu of doing dinner dishes after school. Her mom washed dishes & listened with gratitude for the growing love & gift of music developing in LaFaye’s heart. She served as the Mount Pleasant Stake organist at the age of 14. She played for hundreds of weddings, funerals, & church meetings. She sang for the majority of six decades with the Treble Clefs & the Schubert Singers before retiring to Mount Pleasant in 2017. LaFaye loved her six children, her 13 grandchildren, & her 18 great-grandchildren very much!
She married her high school sweetheart, Myron Alvin Hamilton of Fairview, UT at the age of 17. Mostly they raised their family in Sandy & South Jordan, UT. LaFaye stood by Myron’s side for 60 years of marriage. One of the great joys of her life was to receive her LDS temple ordinances on Friday, June 4, 1982. She is survived by four sisters: Betty-Kay, Marilyn, Marcia, & JoAnn; four children: Lori, Linda, Randy, & Jennifer; 13 grandchildren, & 18 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her parents: Loraine & Athaleen; her brother: Robert; her sister: Debora; her husband Myron; her sons: Michael & Kenneth; & several in-laws.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 6-7:30pm at the Rasmussen Mortuary located at: 96 North 100 West, Mount Pleasant, UT 84647. The following day, a viewing will commence from 10:30-11:30am at the LDS chapel located at 1244 West Chavez Drive, South Jordan, UT 84095. Thereafter, a remembrance service will begin at Noon. Following the service, interment will be at the South Jordan City Cemetery at: 10630 S 1055 W, South Jordan, UT 84095. A light meal will be served at the Chavez Drive chapel after the internment.
As LaFaye’s family, we express our heartfelt thanks & appreciation for the friends, family, & care providers who have given their care, friendship & love to mom.
The recording will be available to 60 days from time of service.