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Myrna McInelly Watts

February 6, 1938 — January 19, 2021

Myrna McInelly Watts (82) peacefully returned to the arms of her awaiting Heavenly Father and her loving husband, on January 19, 2021 at the Utah Valley Hospital in Provo Utah. 

Myrna was born February 6, 1938 to Arthur McInelly and Twila Moosman.  She was the fifth child in a family of nine.  They grew up in a small home in Escalante, Ut, where as a close-knit family they learned to work and play hard together. 

She graduated from Escalante High School in 1956 and soon after married Hal Davis Barker on May 20,1958.  Together they had five children.  Bonnie, Darwin, Kenneth, Scott and Lynette.  They later divorced.  She then married her eternal companion Scott Harvey Watts on August 29, 1987.  They built a wonderful life together in Kanosh, surrounded by friends and neighbors, serving in the community they loved.  They were sealed in the Manti temple for time and all eternity on May 4, 2019, where they had previously served as temple workers for nearly four years. 

Myrna loved to cook.  Anyone that went to their house could expect to find fresh baked cookies in the cookie jar, and a deluxe three course meal on the table. If you stayed long enough you might even find yourself with a list of things to do.  She was a very high energy, goal driven, detail oriented person who never napped, and was always looking for her next gaming partner.  She was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who would leave at the drop of a hat to serve her family or friends.  She loved anything to do with her family including reunions, sporting events, or just a good visit on the couch. 

Myrna is survived by her children, Bonnie (John) Clemons, Darwin (Mary Ann) Barker, Kenny Barker, Scott (Teresa) Barker, and Lynette (Matt) Liston.  Also, Scotts children, Danny Watts, Shirley (Tom) Klosiewski, Daril Watts, and Luke (Cheri) Watts.  She also leaves behind a brother Chan McInelly (passed away 1/21/21), sisters Mary (Sherrel) Davis, Judy (Lynn) Griffin, and Grena Kay (Mike) Searle, sister-in-laws Emma Lou McInelly and Phyllis McInelly and all of her dearly loved grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Watts, parents, Arthur and Twila McInelly, brothers, Wells McInelly, Kent McInelly, Dave (Yoland) McInelly, and AJ McInelly. Also, a sister-in-law Betty McInelly, daughter in law Brenda Barker, and great grandson Zander Barker.

Funeral services will be January 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the Kanosh Ward Meeting House. A viewing will be held where friends and family can pay their last respects from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm earlier that day.  Please wear a mask and abide by all social distancing guidelines. Interment will be in the Kanosh Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be expressed at link to the funeral stream is:

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

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