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Mary Wootton

August 26, 1937 — January 29, 2024

Roosevelt

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    Mary Montgomery Wootton, age 86, passed away in her Roosevelt UT home on January 29, 2024 after battling dementia and a reoccurrence of lung cancer.  
    Mary was born August 26, 1937 in Heber City UT to Walter and Jean Clyde Montgomery. She attended Wasatch High School and graduated with the class of 1955.                She married Keith Wayne Wootton of Park City, UT on May 7, 1956 in the Salt Lake City Temple.  They spent almost 68 years together, living in various cities and states, including Renton WA, Sacramento CA, Salt Lake City UT, Sandy UT, Logan UT, Heber City UT, Roosevelt UT, and Quartzsite AZ.  Together they raised four biological children; Douglas Keith, born in WA State, 1957; Diane, born in Heber City, 1959; Sandra, born in Logan, 1962; and Lynette, born in Heber City, 1966. They also adopted a son, Tyrone Atene Wootton in 1975.
    As a youth in Heber, Mary was active in school sports, 4-H, and singing clubs.  She had a passion for horses and riding.  She helped her dad on the family farm. Every summer she showed fair calves.  
    Mary was a vivacious, fun-loving, independent, and feisty make-do kind of a lady! She taught her grandchildren to show sheep at county fairs.  They in turn taught their kids to love the country life.  Mary had a deep love for children, and rarely went anywhere without four to five kids in tow.  
    Mary worked in day care from the time she was 19 years old.  Her dream was to own her own school.  Finally, in 1977 after being head teacher at the U of U Early Childhood Education Center, she and her sister Jeane opened their first school in Midvale UT. They named it “Sunny Day Child Care Center.” They went on to open schools in Heber City and Honolulu.  Mary spent 55-plus years loving, caring for, and educating pre-school children.  She retired at age 75, but her “Sunny Day” school still exists in Heber City today, now owned by a previous employee.
    Mary and Keith loved the mountains and being outdoors.  They camped and traveled all over the US. Yellowstone was a great favorite of hers.  They traveled there every summer for decades.  They also enjoyed and spent time in Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona.   Mary and Keith were even able to spend time in Germany and Italy while two of their children were stationed in the military abroad.  All their grandchildren can recall at least one (or several) trips to Disneyland or elsewhere with “Gram.”
    Mary was active in the LDS church.  She loved church hymns as well as country music.  But her greatest joy in life was being with her family.  She was constantly surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was always ready to jump in the car and go, taking several family members with her.  She loved life.
    Mary is survived by her husband, Keith, their four children; Douglas (Adri Ann) Wootton, Diane (Bill) Becker, Sandra (Jeff) Schramm Lynette (Allen) Nettleton; three siblings, David Montgomery, Jane (Sheldon) Kinsel, and Jeane (Jerry) Kuhn; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
    Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her adopted son, Tyrone Wootton, her grandson, Coen F. Miller, her brother, Richard Montgomery, her sister, Ann M. Baum Percell, brother-in-law, Gerald Baum, sister-in-law, Christine (Mitchel) Montgomery, and niece-in-law, April (Brent) Baum.
    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 6,, 2024 at the LDS 3rd Ward Chapel at 240 E 400 S, Heber City UT.  Viewing is at 12:00 PM with the funeral service at 1:00 PM with interment at the Heber City Cemetery.


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