Agnes (Coyle) Henry, 96, passed away peacefully and surrounded
by her loving family on November 4, 2017 in Highland, Utah.
She was born on May 13, 1921 in Los Angeles?, California
to Grover Pascal Coyle and Martha Josephine Hammer.
Mildred first met the love of her life, Robert Mathers
Henry, in middle school. He sat behind her in the eighth
grade, where she remembered him being a “pest.”
But it wasn’t long before they became sweethearts
during their years at Manual Arts High School, going out
dancing on Friday nights and ending each evening with french
fries and a hot fudge sundae. They were married on November
28, 1941 in Los Angeles. They remained sweethearts throughout
their 73 years of working, camping, sailing and traveling
together. They were sealed for time and all eternity in
the Los Angeles LDS Temple on December 16, 1978. “I
always knew Grandpa was the man I wanted to spend the rest
of my life with,” she told her grandchildren.
Mildred and Bob had five children, Tom, Chuck, Terry, Chris
and Robbie. She remembered each of their births as the happiest
moments in her life. Mildred and Bob also helped raise hundreds
of children during their 21 years as stewards of the Optimist
Home for Boys in Los Angeles and then at the Masonic Home
for Children in Covina, California.
Mildred worked as a teacher and consultant, but her starring
role in life was as “Grandma” to 18 grandchildren
and “Big Grandma” to 35 great-grandchildren.
Her heart was full of unconditional love for them, and her
devotion to and belief in them was boundless. Her grandchildren
will always be grateful for the time their grandparents
spent with them, with fond memories of long days on the
beach in San Diego, California and “cousins camp”
in the summer at their house on Snow Pond in Maine.
Mildred was an exuberant spirit, with a ready smile, youthful
vigor and an absolute capacity for making people feel truly
loved. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her strong faith in God and
testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ helped sustain her
throughout her 96 years.
She is survived by her five children, Thomas M. Henry,
Charles (Kay), Terry (Stella), Christopher (Delonnie) and
Roberta (Bill) Lawler, and her 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Glenn and Bob,
and her husband, Bob, who passed away on October 7, 2014.
A viewing will be held Saturday, November 11 from 8:30
to 9:30 am, with funeral services following at 10:00am at
the Fort Canyon LDS Chapel, 890 North Heritage Hills Drive,
Alpine. Interment will follow at the Highland City Cemetery.
Mildred is now reunited with her sweetheart, Bob. Their
spirit will live on in the hearts, smiles and laughter of
the many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
they helped bring into the world.