Grace Morrill Willie
1929 ~ 2016
Grace (Morrill) Willie passed away Monday August 29, 2016
in Highland, Utah. Beverly was born February 23, 1929, in
Salt Lake City, Utah, the second daughter of Eugene and
Ruby Harris Morrill. Beverly grew up in Tooele and attended
Tooele High School graduating in 1946. She attended Utah
State Agriculture College (now Utah State University) graduating
with a degree in English. While attending Utah State Agriculture
College, she was crowned Dream Girl of Delta Phi Sorority.
After graduation, Beverly taught Home Economics at South
Cache High School in Hyrum Utah. Beverly married Ralph G.
Willie in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on November 21, 1951.
At the time of Ralph's death in 2006, they had been married
for 55 years.
Early in their marriage, Beverly accompanied Ralph to Germany
where he faithfully served in the US Army for three years.
After Ralph's military service ended, they returned to Federal
Way, Washington, where they would raise their four children.
Beverly was a member of the The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints. She faithfully served in many callings
including Ward and Stake Relief Society President. Beverly
was an avid tennis player and fan. Her musical talents included
the clarinet, which she played in both high school and college.
She also loved to play the marimba with her sister at schools,
church, weddings and civic programs.
Beverly is preceded in death by her husband Ralph and her
parents. She is survived by her dear sister Alene Morrill
Allen of Logan, Utah, also her four children. Greg (Melissa)
Willie, Cedar Hills, Utah, Brent (Julie) Willie, Meridian,
Idaho, Cheryl Hanagan, Des Moines, Washington, and Leisa
(Roy) Paquette Des Moines, Washington, as well as 13 grandchildren
and 4 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Beverly will be held Tuesday, September
6, 2016 at 12:00 noon in the Brigham City 3rd Ward Chapel,
203 North 200 West, Brigham City, Utah. Family and friends
may call Tuesday morning from 11:00 to 12:00 pm prior to
services at the church. Interment will be in the Brigham