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Roxey Lou Washburn

September 8, 1926 — October 21, 2018

9/8/1926 ~ 10/21/2018

Roxey Lou Washburn, age 92, passed away peacefully at home on Oct 21, 2018. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, September 8, 1926 to Edgar Lyman and Talula Johanna Nelson. She attended Hamilton Elementary school in Mt. Pleasant and graduated from North Sanpete High School. She attended Brigham Young University and taught 3rd grade at Hamilton Elementary 1 year. She married Ralph Washburn August 6, 1948. They were sealed in the Manti LDS Temple June 1, 2004. Together they raised four sons and two daughters. She was a homemaker first and worked at Mt. Pleasant Elementary school lunch. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in many positions including primary teacher, Young Woman’s President, and Relief Society President. She loved her service as an Ordinance Worker in the Manti Temple for over 10 years. She had a strong testimony of the Savior and devoted her life to serving Him through service to others including her family, community and her own mother for many years. She was a pillar in the community serving many years on the Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical Association and Relic Hall committees. She was Grand Marshal of the 4th of July Parade, active in the Daughters of Utah Pioneer’s and Liocos Club. She had a great love for learning, enjoyed quilting, crocheting, the outdoors, and traveling. She was a rock to her family, church, and community. She was the driving force of annual family reunions and holiday get togethers. She is survived by sons, Allen (Rebecca) Mt. Pleasant; Kevin (Shelley) Wales; Gordon (Shauneen) Tucson AZ and daughters, Debra (Michael) DeMille Kiowa CO; Staci (Peter) Jones Minersville; 24 grandchildren and 39 grand grandchildren; brother Lyman (Maxine) Nelson; and sisters Dolma Christensen and Charlotte Thornton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ralph; son Andrew Keith Washburn; great-granddaughter Lily; brothers Newel and Robert (Bob); and sisters Dale Carter, Virginia Myers, and Shirley Jensen. Services will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Mt. Pleasant North Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (461 North 300 West) with visitation on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 6 – 7 pm at Rasmussen Mortuary (96 North 100 West Mt. Pleasant). Interment will be at the Wales Cemetery, Wales, Utah. In lieu of flowers donations to the Mt. Pleasant Museum/Relic House 146 S State, Mount Pleasant, UT 84647. Online condolence at

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