Iylene Savage Latimer, wife, mother, sister, grandma, great grandma and friend returned home to the open arms of our loving Heavenly Father on September 21, 2022. She was born to Clifford Earl “Pete” Savage and Florence Elaine Feveryear on February 18, 1946. She was the second of two daughters.
Iylene met the love of her life, Stephen Kenny Latimer, on a blind date and they later married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 11, 1964. They were blessed with three amazing children, Tony, Kim and Stephanie.
Early in their marriage they spent a lot of time camping and fishing in the Uintah’s. She attended many baseball, football, and basketball games along with color guard and band competitions as a mom, chaperone and #1 fan in support of her children.
Iylene had a great love for crocheting and in her lifetime made over 200 baby blankets for family and friends. She loved to help and serve others. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in all organizations. If mom found out that you liked or needed something she would always have her eyes open for that items. Recently, after the adoption of her newest great grandchild she would find formula and buy it every chance she could, there is no fear of ever running out.
Iylene was the day care for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was lovingly known as “NaNa-Lene”. She decided early on that family was the most important thing to her, and she hosted many barbecues, holiday dinners and birthday celebrations.
In the fall mom was always busy canning everything from tomatoes and salsa to grape juice, jams and jellies.
In their later years, after Steve retired, they went on many cruises together and made friends across the world. Every summer she spent many weekends in Jackson Hole attending the Bar-J Wranglers show, they even knew her by name. Together Steve and Iylene served in the Salt Lake Temple for over 6 years together until Iylene chose to take care of her aging parents. Steve continued on serving for another 15 years.
Steve and Iylene lived in the Rose Park 1st ward for over 50 years and made many friends there, along with her new friends in West Bountiful, she will be dearly missed by all.
Iylene is survived by her husband, Steve, children Tony (Traci) Latimer, Kim (David) Lubbers and Stephanie (Jeff) Rivera, sister Elaine Houston, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Steve’s parents and many dear friends, especially Pam.
A viewing will be held on Monday September 26th from 6-8 pm at Larkin Mortuary on 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The funeral will be Tuesday September 27th starting at 11:00 with a viewing from 9:45 – 10:45 prior to the service, at the West Bountiful Stake Center on 1930 N 600 W in West Bountiful Utah.
For those who wish to view the recording of the services may do so here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/0h1nmmU8HZZskOA0VvPGEwoeIePsoKzsIQ-5wnlrooYsBwzKQTefMyXy6sjgJ7eP.5DgEJX401ha68Mrp?startTime=1664296505000
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My good friend Steve,
I'm so sorry to hear of your sweet wife's passing. I seem like I just saw her in the store a week or so ago. She was always such a pleasant lady to visit with.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and that the knowledge of Heavenly Father's Plan of Salvation may comfort you to know that although she has gone before you, she has paved the way for your eternal life together.
Paul and Carol Malmstrom
Prayers of Comfort and Healing and Love to each of you. Loosing your eternal companion, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend is very hard.
May you know she will be watching over you. Ilynene was truly a Special Angel to many. You always knew she Loved You...
May Father in Heaven Bless each of you at this difficult time...
With Friendship and Love,
Don and Mary Phillips & Family
Dear Steve and family,
We are so sad to hear of the passing of Iylene. We were so glad to see you both at Janssen's memorial, and shocked to hear of her passing. God bless you and may the sweet spirit of the Holy Ghost comfort you as you mourn her loss at this time. Know that we love you guys and our prayers and thoughts go out to you at this time. Keith and Jaynee
I'm so sorry I didn't make it to her funeral. I found out on my way that I was exposed to covid and I did not want to take the chance of exposing it to others.
I am so grearful that I got to visit with her at Earlynn and Kerms birthday party.
God be with you and your family and give you piece and comfort. Love always Lettie
We heard in church on Sunday about Iylene’s passing. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. We would have extended our sympathies to you in person, but we left town on Monday morning early. I hope this doesn’t sound trite, but Iylene really is in a much better place. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you for the Lord’s comfort.