Shirley Beth Morrill Huber passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the age of 90 in Roosevelt, Utah.
She was born on September 7, 1933 to Willard Davis and Margaret Alice Bartlett Morrill in Maesar, Utah at her grandmother’s home. Shirley had 4 siblings Freda (Vaughn) Simper, Blaine (Valois) Morrill, Barbara (Kent) Scholes, and Lyle (Desiree) Morrill. She spent her early years in Tridell, Utah where her father was a rancher.
Shirley graduated from Alterra High School where she met her sweetheart, Glenn Huber. Soon after her graduation, they were married on May 28, 1951 for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Six months later Glenn left to serve in the Korean War. Shirley spent those years in Roosevelt, Utah where she lived with her sister, Barbara and worked at Ashton’s Department store. Upon Glenn’s return, they settled in Lapoint, Utah and started their family welcoming five children. Gwen, Paula, Marie, Kelly, and Cristy. Shirley provided amazing support to Glenn as a rancher’s wife doing whatever was needed to keep things running smoothly. Their idea of a vacation was getting away for the weekend to attend the Redd Ranches Bull Sale, Days of 47 Rodeo, or the Utah State Fair.
Shirley was a dedicated homemaker, she made wonderful home-cooked meals three times a day. Her Sunday dinners and holiday meals couldn’t be equaled by anyone. Her rolls and pies were heavenly! Her house was always clean, beautiful, and inviting. When you stepped through the doors, you knew you were welcomed and cared for. It felt like coming home.
Shirley’s legacy was her family. She was a dedicated mother and grandma. She loved taking care of her family. She was always interested in what her children and grandchildren were doing and proud of their accomplishments. She showed her love through countless acts of service: making meals, attending concerts, baptisms, mission farewells and homecomings, weddings, and other important events, taking care of sick children and grandchildren, showing up when babies were born, and being a rock through times of struggle.
Throughout her life, Shirley had a strong and immovable faith and testimony in the gospel of Jesus Christ. It was her unshakeable faith in our Savior’s love that sustained her through the trails in her life … especially during the death of her son Kelly. She enjoyed serving in various positions in the Primary and Relief Society organizations as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Shirley was the last surviving member of her generation in her family and Glenn’s. She is survived by her daughters; Gwen (Steven Beaver) Duncan, Paula (Dean) Thompson, Marie (Douglas) Kirk, and Cristy (Matthew) Furniss. 18 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter due to be born in early 2024. She is preceded in death by her husband, son, parents, siblings, 2 grandsons, and a great grandson.
The family expresses their deep gratitude and thanks for the loving healthcare professionals at the Uintah Basin Rehabilitation & Senior Villa. We would like to offer special thanks to Lisa Flynn, a dedicated nurse, who gave mom special care and concern during her time there. We would also like to offer thanks to her granddaughter Angela Huber for her years of devoted and loving care. Her and her sweet girls brightened up mom’s last years and days.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 16, at 12:00 noon at the Lapoint Chapel with a viewing prior to the service from 9:30-11:45 am. Interment to follow the services at the Lapoint Cemetery.