Afton Pulley Prisbrey Hood Proctor
1924 ~ 2015

Afton Pulley Prisbrey Hood Proctor, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and friend passed on to her next big adventure on 31January 2015. She departed this life peacefully with many of her family at her bedside at Bel Aire Senior Living Center in American Fork, Utah. The family wishes to express their appreciation to those who assisted with her care at Bel Aire and to Utah Hospice Nurses for their considerate assistance with her passing and after care.

Afton was born on 14May 1924 to Frank Melvin Pulley and Emma Elvira Palmer of American Fork, Utah, and was raised and educated in American Fork, Utah with her11siblings – Melvin Frank Pulley (Bessie Berle James); Douglas Glen Pulley (Gladys Tippetts); Ila May Pulley (died as a toddler); Elmo Pulley (died as infant); Betty Larue Pulley (Grant Burton Bennion); Kenneth George Pulley (Doris Marie Dickerson); Dolores Pulley (Clarence Arthur Rinehart); Emmett LaVell Pulley (died at the age of 3); Merrill Lewis Pulley (Sharon Cox); and Richard Thornton Pulley (Dixie Northup).

She was married first on 28 February 1941 to Maxwell Henry Prisbrey. They were parents of the following children: Larry Max Prisbrey(Elizabeth Sykora);Melvin Jay Prisbrey(Marguerite [Peggy] Hoover); Afton (Taffy) Prisbrey (John Lasanich); Jesse Lynn Prisbrey (Carolyn Louise Smith); and Arlo Elaine Prisbrey (Ray Webb).Maxwell Henry Prisbrey died on December 9, 1949 as a result of a mining accident in Lark, Utah.

Afton married second on 23 November 1951 to DeVoe Hood. They were parents of Dean Hood (Brenda) and Linda Jean Hood (Gerald J. Ewell). Afton and DeVoe were later divorced.

She then was married on 24 November 1965 to Thomas Ronald Proctor and became step-mother to Julie Ann Proctor (Jerry Johnson); Rodney Proctor(Olivia); Carol Dawn Proctor (Ronald Robertson); Thomas B. Proctor (Kelli); and Glade Proctor (Vickie). Afton was a loving, devoted wife, companion and friend to Ron for over forty-seven years.

Afton was well known for her outstanding talent as a cook and baker. She was an avid reader and loved to tell tales of her early life and heritage. Afton spent many hours as she accompanied Ron in his truck when he was working for Utah County. She loved to play board games and cards with her children and grandchildren and with Ron and their friends and gathering her family and friends around her for get-togethers. She and Ron loved to fish and travel and had many adventures together including a hot-air balloon ride. After Ron retired they worked together tending steers for an area rancher and improving their home and property in Pleasant Grove.

Afton spent many hours gathering and organizing her family genealogical records and assisting others with their genealogies. She has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions of responsibility, including Relief Society Counselor and enjoyed a service mission with Ron at the Bishop’s Storehouse Cannery.

She is survived by 18 grandchildren and 20 plus great-grandchildren; 23 step-grandchildren and 49+ step-great-grandchildren; and several great-greats. She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; all her siblings; a daughter, Arlo Elaine (Prisbrey) Webb; a great-granddaughter, Tianna Daniella Loveridge; and step-daughters Julie Ann(Proctor) Johnson and Carol Dawn(Proctor) Robertson.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 3:00 pm at the American Fork City Cemetery, 600 North Center Street, American Fork, Utah.

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