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Helen Gunter Toler

April 20, 1922 — July 11, 2014

Helen Gunter Toler

"Mom finally got to go home!" Helen Gunter Toler, 92, returned to her Heavenly Father on July 11, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Holladay, Utah. She was born April 20, 1922, in Cornish, Utah, to Lora Cole Gunter and Rufus Marion Gunter.

While on the LDS mission, her beau of several years, Maurice A. Toler, invited her to be a "farmer's wife" and they were married upon his return, June 10, 1942, in the Logan LDS Temple. They were blessed with two children, Ardean and Theron.

Mom was a full-time wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker extraordinaire! She found joy in keeping her home spotless. In addition to her own children, Mom cared for many nieces and nephews on various occasions.

She helped Dad run a 1000 acre farm in Robin, Idaho, but she never milked the cows as that was "man's work." She did help with a weekly egg route from McCammon through Pocatello for many years. Together, Mom and Dad maintained a beautiful vegetable garden and Mom preserved the produce they grew. She was famous for her delicious canned peaches, raspberries, and angel food cake. There was always beautiful flowers in her yard especially red peonies.

Mom was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holding many positions mainly in Relief Society. She served as Garden Creek Ward Relief Society President for seven years and as Portneuf Stake Relief Society President for nine years. She was always friendly to everyone and never passed anyone without inquiring about their welfare. This quality probably stemmed from her testimony of Jesus Christ and her desire to serve her fellowmen. In 1985-1986, she served with Dad in the Rochester New Your Mission and later they served a Family History Mission in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mom was a talented seamstress and made many clothes and quilts for her children and grandchildren.

For the past twenty plus years, Mom and Dad escaped the cold and snow of Idaho by spending the winter in St. George, Utah, where they made many new friends. They enjoyed traveling and using their time-share to visit numerous places of interest throughout the United States. Helen is survived by her husband of 72 years, Maurice A. Toler, her children, Ardean T. Loertscher (Max) and Theron Maurice Toler (Ingrid), 14 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Connie Olson and Joyce Jensen; brothers, Robert Gunter (Pat) and Marvin Gunter (Carole), sisters-in-laws, Peggy Gunter and Beverly Ware, brother-in-law, James Gunter. She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Erma, and brothers, Arlo, Dean and Earl

A special thanks goes to the following people for their tender loving care. Dr. Gary Holland and the staff at Hospice for Utah, the staff at Life Touch Home Health , the staff at Salus Home Care and a special caregiver, Luseane Vite.

Funeral services will held Saturday July 19, 2014 at the Arimo Stake Center at 12:00 noon. The family will receive friends Friday July 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arimo Stake Center and on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Robin Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Manning-Wheatley Funeral Chapel, 510 N. 12th Ave.

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