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Shirley Bartholomew Stephenson

October 15, 1927 — January 26, 2024


FILLMORE, UT – Shirley Bartholomew Stephenson, Age 96, passed away peacefully at Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi, UT, on January 26, 2024, surrounded by loving family members.

She was born October 15, 1927, in Fillmore, Utah, to Orlo Verne and Zola Lyman Bartholomew.

She married Scott Simeon Stephenson on May 3, 1949, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were later sealed in the Manti Temple on August 27, 2008.

Mother loved her family. Her greatest joy came from her grand and great grand kids and spending time with her family. She was always so proud of their accomplishments and enjoyed their visits.

During her final years mother missed being able to be outside working in her yard, especially mowing her lawn, but was still able to appreciate the beauties of nature. She especially enjoyed watching the leaves change color in the Fall and seeing a beautiful sunset. She liked to joke with people and enjoyed having a good laugh. She enjoyed reading and even at her age was still able to read without glasses.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Duane, Francis and Carlyle, and sister Beth B. Whatcott.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sheila (Nick) Sandberg, Monticello, UT, and Shanna (Kenly) Bitton, Ammon, ID; four grandchildren, Reagan (Heather) Sandberg, Ryan (Gaby) Sandberg, Summer (Brent) Lynch, Shae (Curtis) McEntire; eight great-grandchildren, Scott (Christy), Trevor, Zachery, Ashley and Gabriel Sandberg and London, Peyton, and Emma McEntire, many nieces, and nephews whom she dearly loved.

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude and appreciation to family and friends for the many acts of kindness shown to us at this time. Your kindness is a gift that will be appreciated forever.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 2, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in the Fillmore LDS 4th ward at 330 East 500 South. Visitations will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. prior to services, both at the church. Interment will follow at the Fillmore City Cemetery. 

Thank you, Mother, for your love, your example, your faith and for sharing your life with us. We look forward to that glorious day when we will all be together again.

We will love you forever,

Your Family

Special Thanks

The daughters of Shirley Bartholomew Stephenson wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown to us at the passing of our dear mother.

Thank you to loving family members, caring friends and good neighbors. We appreciate the food, visits, phone calls, cards and flowers. Thanks also for the much needed hugs and the prayers offered in our behalf and for our mother. This all meant so much to us. 

Special thanks to all who traveled to be here with us and to those who participated in the services. Our appreciation to Bishop Darren Brunson for his kindness and help and to all who helped with the luncheon. Our special thanks to Jeff and Trish at Rasmussen Mortuary for their patience and for doing so much to help us through this difficult time; and also to the cemetery personnel. 

Thank you to all the staff at Laurel Groves Assisted Living for the care and love they have given to our mother and our family. Our very special thanks to Central Valley Hospice and our angel Julianne Parkin and the other amazing nurses who watched over and took such good care of our mother and looked over our family.  They made mother’s passing so much easier. 

These many acts of kindness will forever be remembered and appreciated. 

Sheila and Nick Sandberg

Shanna and Kenly Bitton

Recordings are available for 60 days from date of service. 

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