Francyne Poulter North

1946 ~ 2022

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Jan. 28, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
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    Jan. 29, 2022
    11:00 AM
    7500 South 700 East, Midvale, Utah
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    One of Father in Heaven’s choicest spirits, Francyne Poulter North, 75, returned to His presence on the evening of January 17, 2022. Under the skilled care of very caring, compassionate, and expert physicians and other medical staff, Francyne fought against and won her battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL): she will never again be afflicted by the physical ailments associated with living.

    Francyne was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 19, 1946 to Myrtle Clawson and Howard William Poulter. From an early age, Francyne adored and learned many things from her grandmother, Hannah Allen Clawson, and was lovingly teased by her friend and brother, “My Brian” Howard Poulter. She was proud of her graduation from Phoenix Union High School. Francyne moved to Utah and worked for Mountain Bell for nearly ten years as a telephone operator before accepting her true life’s calling and meaning in being a wife, mother, aunt, friend, and grandmother.

    On August 17th, 1972, Francyne married and was sealed to LaVar Sylvester North in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple for time and all eternity. Francyne and LaVar had three sons together – Jordan Allen, Mark Andrew, and Kelly Ryan – and often spent time camping and enjoying the outdoors. Francyne’s greatest joy and accomplishments in her life related to raising her three sons, being a mother and grandmother, and she often told everyone how much she loved and cherished each one of them.

    She was a lifelong and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had an unflinching testimony of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Gospel plan, living prophets and apostles, and loved to discuss every aspect of the Restoration. Putting the gospel into action is what she did best as she supervised ministering activities and organized blood and cancer drives that would help people struggling with physical challenges. She encouraged everybody to follow the example of her Savior Jesus Christ.

    Francyne had a special love for cats and enjoyed drawing and sketching cartoon characters. She loved everything Peanuts – especially Snoopy and Woodstock – because her brother Brian also loved them. She aimed to connect with others through interest in and support of others' hobbies regardless of what they were. She loved the freedoms and other principles inspired by the United States Constitution by her various displays of patriotism.

    Francyne was preceded in death by her husband, LaVar (1991), mother, Myrtle (2009), brother Brian (2017), and father, William (2001). Francyne is survived by her three sons, Jordan (Maria) of Sandy, Utah, Mark (Patricia) of Vineyard, Utah, and Kelly (Stasia) of South Weber, Utah. Her memory will also remain bright in the lives of her eight grandsons and eight granddaughters.

    To remember Francyne’s remarkable life, a viewing will be held on Friday, January 28th from 6pm to 8pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary at 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy, Utah 84092. A second viewing will be on Saturday, January 29th from 10am to 11am, followed by funeral services to be held at the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 7500 S. 700 E., Midvale, Utah 84047. Graveside and burial services at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy, Utah 84092 will follow the funeral services.

    Funeral services can be viewed online at starting at 11am Saturday, January 29, 2022.

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    I now have my two earthly parents looking out for me from heaven. May I follow in your footsteps Mother and always stay close to what I have been taught and know to be true. I love you, my dear Mother, and will miss your laugh, love, and leadership! Until we meet again….

    - Mark North

    I now have my two earthly parents looking out for me from heaven. May I follow in your footsteps Mother and always stay close to what I have been taught and know to be true. I love you, my dear Mother, and will miss your laugh, love, and leadership! Until we meet again….

    - Mark North

    We were so sorry to hear about your loss. We really enjoyed Francine and we know now she in true heaven with being with her husband Lavar. We ae so thankful for that. May you have happiness knowing that she is in a good place. She will always be missed, but some day we will see her again. .

    - LeAnna North Jackman and Neal L. Jackman

    We are thinking of you, Jordan, Mark, and Kelly, and praying that the Comforter will fill your hearts with love and peace. Your mom and dad are together at last, and we hope that brings great comfort to you and all your family.

    I ran across a scripture this week that I hope will comfort you. It struck me as I read it., and I remembered it: 1Corinthians 15:20-22, 54-58. You will be with your mom again. Death can’t steal her from you forever because of Jesus’ Atonement.

    I also remember a special day when your mom asked me to come over. She showed me her doll collection and gave me a beautiful gift of friendship that I have kept these many years . That ring symbolizes to me the joy found in serving others. I had never seen your mom happier than that day she reached out to me, and it is a deeply cherished memory. God bless you all.

    We have some sickness going on right now. If we can’t make the viewing, we are very grateful to be able to join you for the funeral through technology. Our hearts and love are with you!

    - Kelly and Joyce Stevens

    We were sorry to hear the news and we know she will be a big loss in your life and will be missed greatly. We know that she is happy because she and LaVar are together again. May the comforting spirit be with you and your family.

    - Joylene North Austin and Michael Austin

    Francine and I were visiting teaching partners for many years in the Cannon 9th Ward, SL Cannon Stake. She was very focused and faithful. She was loving, organized, disciplined and generous. We enjoyed serving and loving our sisters together. Our children were very young.
    So sorry for the difficult struggles she experienced. Thankful she drew closer to our Father in Heaven, and our Savior Jesus through her studies, service, challenges and heart breaks! My heart felt condolences to her family, as you struggle with your temporary loss. Thankful to know families are forever and eternal!
    Jeanne Carter

    - Jeanne (Zimmerman) Carter

    To Jordan, Mark and Kelly, so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. Was unable to attend her service. We have been a bit under the waether, but we there in love and friendship. She adored you boys and always worried about you. Fond memories from the Busath family to you. May the Lord give you comfort and peace at this difficult time. We miss our friendship with all of you. Stan & Pat Busath

    - Patricia Busath

    I was so thankful to be able to join with you, on Zoom. I had a funeral and a baptism to attend, here in Saint George, otherwise I would have made the trip to attend in person.
    I loved hearing about your mother and your family.
    We were not close and did not know of the trials Francyne went thru. I helped build some of the house in the early stages, as I had just been layed off from my work. I had a lot of mental struggles then, and only helped during the framing. I only wish I could have done more.
    You boys did a marvelous job with the funeral - a credit to all of the North Family. My prayers are with you. Courage & Strength to you and your children

    - Larry C North