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Fillmore City Cemetery
Monday November 16th, 2015
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Olpin Stevens Funeral Home -Fillmore
Tuesday November 17th, 2015
9:30am - 10:30pm

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Scipio Ward Chapel
Tuesday November 17th, 2015

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Scipio Ward Chapel
Tuesday November 17th, 2015

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Sarah Loraine Wasden Monroe

Our angel mother, grandmother, and friend, Sarah Loraine Wasden Monroe, 104, passed away peacefully at her home in Scipio, Utah, November 13, 2015. Her loving family had been in and out for several days, enjoying one last visit with grandma!

 Loraine was born December 24, 1910 in Holden, Utah to Ida Bevan Johnson and Carl William Wasden. She was raised in Scipio, Utah, and was the oldest of 10 children.

 Loraine married the love of her life, Merlin Monroe, May 9, 1930. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple. They were blessed with four children, Juanna, Vernon, Ione and Victor.

 Loraine lived a long, full life. Her love of music started at a young age, singing with her family, then at weddings, funerals, church, and community activities. She was active in DUP and Cowbelles for many years. She loved quilting, and shared hundreds with friends and family, and donated many to charity.

 She and Merlin enjoyed traveling with friends all over the world. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and had a deep, abiding love for her Savior.

 Loraine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Merlin Monroe; daughter, Ione Monroe; son-in-law, Blaine Davis; grandson, Brad Davis; a great grandson, and 2 great-great grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 6 brothers. She is survived by her youngest brother, Bruce Wasden; and her children, Juanna Davis (Taylorsville), Vernon and Evelyn Monroe (Scipio), and Victor and Sandy Monroe (Scipio); 15 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 13 great-great grandchildren, and 6 on the way.

 Loraine was so incredibly loving, kind, and generous. Her special spirit will be missed, but we are comforted knowing what a joyous reunion there was in Heaven when she arrived.

 Her family would like to thank Dr. Oveson and the hospice caregivers for the kindness and love that they gave to our sweet mother.

 Her funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Scipio Ward Chapel. A viewing will be held that morning from 9:30 to 10:30  at the Scipio Ward Chapel and Monday, November 16, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Olpin Stevens Funeral Home, Fillmore, UT. Interment will be in the Scipio Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home. Online condolences can be expressed at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial donations to be sent to Huntsman Cancer Institute or Primary Children’s Hospital.

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What a wonderful "ambitious lady." She ALWAYS had a SMILE on her face and kind words to share. Your Mom is truly "home for the holidays."

Paula Paxton Nov 18 2015 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Nov 17 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Juanna, Vernon and Vic and families - Loved your mom. She is probably the last of the crowd. She and dad can once again listen to Lawerance Welk and talk on the telephone. I don't think there was a funeral or a mother's day program that went by that your mother didn't sing "Dear Old Mother of Mine". Always brings a tear to my eye when I think of her singing. God bless Essie Ann Robins Beeston

Essie Ann Robins Beeston Nov 17 2015 12:00 AM

Vernon, Vick And family of Loraine We are sorry for your loss She was a wonderful woman. I thought she was going to out live us all. I know she will be missed by all of her Scipio friends Val & Diana Herbert

Val Herbert Nov 16 2015 12:00 AM

I'm so glad to have known "grandma Lorraine". My boys still remember the quilt she made for them. Thinking of you all. Lots of love from the evans family..

Jennifer evans Nov 16 2015 12:00 AM

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A SOFT AND SWEET MEMORIES    STANDING SPRAY was ordered on November 15, 2015

Expression of Sympathy Nov 15 2015 12:00 AM

Loraine was such a sweet woman and good friend. Loved stopping in Scipio over the years to visit with her. She was a great example of hard work, determination and independence. We loved her smile and the great love she showed as she spoke of her children and siblings. She loved family, friends and all she meet. She was very kind. She lived a very full life. Sorry to hear of her passing. (Would have loved to come to the funeral, but the weather isn't the best) We send our love.

Helen LaRue Wasden Selman, Anita Selman Flink Nov 15 2015 12:00 AM

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Our deepest sympathies. Love, Shawn, Michelle, Chad, Tammy and our family.

Expression of Sympathy Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM

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Dear Aunt Loraine, You've had a special place in my heart all these years. May you rest in peace. Gregg Byers

Expression of Sympathy Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM

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A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on November 14, 2015

Expression of Sympathy Nov 14 2015 12:00 AM

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