Jean Payne returned to her heavenly home on February 22,
2017. She was born to Naynard Clarence Charlie Hahn and
Shirley Jean Baker, in Orange, California, on October 20,
1949. Michele married Vernon William Payne III (“Bud”),
on September 23, 1967, in Newport Beach, California. They
were sealed in the Los Angeles LDS Temple, on October 19,
1968, and were married for almost 50 years.
Michele was a native of Southern California, where she
lived for 56 years, raising her family and earning her college
degree in Art. She and her husband moved to Utah County,
in 2006, and retired in Alpine. Michele faced health challenges
for most of her adult life but, always, made time for others
to make them feel loved and important, whether it was a
meal or a hug. She, often, put others before her own needs.
Michele inherited from her mother the traditions of amazing
baking and crafting; these she passed on to her daughters
and granddaughters. Her creations reflected both her beauty
and talent. Her gingerbread houses garnered first place
in many county fairs.
She loved everyone and was incapable of speaking ill of
anyone. She loved her family above all else and was a great
listener they could rely on for comfort, even from her hospital
bed. She loved her Lord and Savior and understood her mission
was one of daily love and service for as long as she was
She is preceded in death by her parents and leaves behind
her brothers Bill (Gretchen) Hahn, and Bob (Judy) Hahn;
husband Vernon “Bud” Payne; children Vernon
“Buddy” Payne, Le Anne (William) Taylor, David
(Maria) Payne, Charise (Ben) Hubert, and her grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017
at 11:00 am at the Matterhorn LDS Ward Chapel, located at
285 North Matterhorn Drive, Alpine, Utah, Family and friends
may call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Warenski
Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah and
also Saturday morning from 10:00-10:45 am prior to services
at the Matterhorn Chapel. Interment will take place in the
Alpine City Cemetery.