Nancy Mower Leavitt

September 24, 1956 ~ June 24, 2020


June 29, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1950 East Dimple Dell Road
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    June 30, 2020
    11:00 AM
    2130 E 10000 S, Sandy, Utah
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  • Nancy Leavitt returned to her Heavenly Father on June 24th, 2020. She was born on September 24th, 1956 in Glendale, California to Robert (Bob) J. Mower and Orlinda W. Mower. Nancy grew up in Walnut Creek, California where she attended Ygnacio Valley High School and graduated in 1974. From there, she attended BYU where she met the love of her life, Noel T. Leavitt. They fell in love and were married in the Oakland, California LDS temple on Dec 17th, 1977. Nancy was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served in several callings and accepted many responsibilities. Her most recent was serving in the Draper, Utah temple alongside her husband. She is well-known for providing random acts of service and giving nothing short of her very best. She had a special way of showing love and drawing people in through her affection and genuine love. She cherishes and loves her family and her many friends. Among her many hobbies; She loved to plant flowers, trees and spend time beautifying her yard. She also enjoyed interior decorating and making her home beautiful. She has always had a passion for traveling the world and was always up for the next adventure. Nothing could stop her from celebrating something new and fun. She loved to plan sleepovers with her grandchildren and make snow cones in the backyard, while playing games and watching fun movies together. She was always considering ways of bringing the family together for frequent dinners and large family vacations. No adventure was too risky for Nancy, especially if it meant time with her children, grandchildren and friends.

    Nancy is survived by her mother Orlinda W. Mower, as well as her husband of 42 years Noel T. Leavitt. Also, her four adult children: Nathaniel (Melissa) Leavitt, Nicole (Jonathan) Hertel, Natalie (Bryan) Isaac, and Nicholas (Crystal) Leavitt. She has 13 grandchildren: Hailey, Robert, Olivia, William, Maycee, Madelyn, Noah, Braxton, Luke, Isabella, Boston, Lela and Lainey (twins).

    Viewing will be held Monday, June 29th, 6:00-8:00pm at Larkin Mortuary 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. Sandy, Utah 84092. Semi-private funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 30th, 11:00am at the Karalee LDS church located at 2130 East 10000 South Sandy, Utah. Interment at the Larkin Mortuary at 1PM. Condolences may be sent to the Leavitt family at


    Dear Noel and family, Aunt Orlinda, Susan, Stephanie and all, I wanted to send a word of love at this hard time of Nancy's sudden passing. I know that the Savior will help ease the pain of your separation. The beautiful picture of her that is attached to this memorial brings back a lot of memories of her zest for life and big beautiful smile. It reminds me of the mischief that was sometimes behind her smile as a little girl. As her little cousin, I was occasionally the target of her mischief. I remember one day being out on a walk with her and my sister Christene. There was a hillside of California poppies that I was quite taken with. She told me, go ahead, pick some. So I did. Then, she got this big grin on her face and told me that I was going to get put in jail for picking the state flower. Being very gullible, I believed her, as she was older and wiser at 7 or 8 years old, and I was devastated! I'm still not sure if she really thought I was going to get put in jail or was just pulling my leg. It all worked out okay, and I eventually learned to recognize her mischievous grin. I'm sure she will brighten up heaven! Lots of love, Kaye Lynn Loy Robinson

    - Kaye Lynn Robinson
    Nancy was a dear friend in college, and we reconnected some years later too. She was one of the most kind, generous, talented, and fun people I’ve ever met. My love and prayers go out to you as her family. I can’t even begin to imagine how much you must miss her.

    - Susan Woster
    So sorry for your losing Nancy. She was a very sweet person and was always friendly to me. What a lovely smile she had. May the Lord bless the family with peace and comfort during this time.💘

    - Lavoice Wright
    Noel and family, we were so very shocked and saddened to hear of Nancy's passing. She is truly a wonderful person--a great wife, mother, and grandmother-- who I know will be dearly missed by her family. I will miss her too and am so glad we were able to keep in touch over the years after we became friends in our neighborhood in Roosevelt. I'm especially glad I was able to get together with her for lunch a few months ago. We had such a good visit. I so wish we could come to the viewing and funeral, but because of health concerns with Brent, won't be able to come. May the Lord bless you all with peace and comfort at this time and may wonderful memories of her sustain you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    - Julie Buxton Wilkins
    Dear Noel...this is Aunt Marge and Uncle Von. We are so shocked. Our kids are heart broken...they immediately started to relate all the fun times and memories as they grew up. We truly love Nancy...she always treated us with sincere love. Noel, we are so disappointed that we can't come up, but being 86 and 87 our Doctor has advised us not to come. I know you understand because of the Virus, but I am so sorry. Please give our love to your family. You are in our prayers. Love, Aunt Marge and Uncle Von

    - Von C & Marjorie B Wright
    Dear Noel and family, Nancy and I knew each other since we were young girls, living in the beautiful bay area of California. She was always so upbeat filled with lots of energy for life and she brought joy to so many around her. I was so sad to receive word of Nancy's passing. I'm so thankful that we know this separation for your family will be but a short while. Thank goodness we have an understanding of the eternal nature of family ties. I pray that you will be comforted during this time of mourning. Rebecca (Harvey) Carter

    - Rebecca Carter
    Noel and family, we're so saddened to hear about Nancy's passing. She was always so kind and loving to me and my family. I could always count on her for a big genuine hug. We'll miss her! Grief is a strange thing the more we love someone the more it hurts when they are gone. I'm so sorry you are all hurting so much right now. May the Lord comfort you all in some small way. We Love you all very much.

    - Dave Wykstra
    Dearest Leavitt family, I’m so saddened by this news of our angel friend, mother, grandmother, wife and mentor passing on to the others who are awaiting her return. She will be so missed. She was such a beautiful, caring, inspiring, giving, talented and amazing lady . Such an empty sadness for your loss...So blessed to have spent time with her and feel of her love for all of you My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time ...Love to you all

    - Loretta Duncan
    Noel, I’m so sorry for this unexpected passing of your dear wife. I loved working with her at the temple. She was always so kind and thoughtful. It will be hard to be there in the future without her. Nancy’s absence will be deeply felt. My love and prayers go out to you and your family.

    - Danelle Adams
    Noel, we love you and Nancy so much. Our hearts ache for you, but we know you understand our Heavenly Father's beautiful plan and you will be with her again.

    - Rob and Ann Haertel