Juneil Fetzer Lyon

1941 ~ 2022


Funeral Services

Yalecrest 1st Ward 1035 South 1800 East, Salt Lake City, UT
May 6, 2022 11:00 AM

Friday Morning Viewing

Yalecrest 1st Ward 1035 South 1800 East, Salt Lake City, UT
May 6, 2022 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Thursday Evening Viewing

Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City
May 5, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Juneil Fetzer Lyon was born December 6, 1941 to Emil Baer and June Seyfarth Fetzer in Los Angeles, CA, while her father was attending architectural school at USC. After he graduated, her family moved back to Utah. She grew up in Salt Lake, the oldest of 5 children. Her family lived in 2 houses designed by her father. She attended grade school at Grand View elementary and middle school at Bryant Junior High.

Juneil graduated from Highland High School in 1960, part of the first graduating class that attended all 4 years at the new high school. She graduated from the University of Utah in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology. She worked for both LDS Hospital and the University of Utah where she set up and ran a hematology lab.

In 1962, she caught the eye of Lynn Lyon while leading the music in a class at the University of Utah Institute of Religion. They became engaged in December of 1962 and were married July 31, 1964 in the Salt Lake Temple by Harold B. Lee. Lynn and Juneil were partners, friends, and a good team. They were a great example of support for each other.

Lynn’s medical training took them to San Diego, CA and Boston, MA. After he graduated with his MPH, they moved back to Utah in 1971. They made Utah their home for the rest of their married life in the beautiful Harvard-Yale neighborhood. They made lifelong friends in the neighborhood and always felt it was a perfect place to raise their children.

Juneil supported Lynn and their 6 children by providing a wonderful home full of home cooked meals, homemade clothes and crafts, books, music, and laughter. As their children grew, Juneil found time to be very active in the PTA. She was the PTA president at Bonneville Elementary and East High and then served on the state PTA board in various offices. Juneil spent many years participating in and teaching aerobics to a neighborhood group of ladies. She was also active in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Salt Lake East Bench Company.

Juneil and Lynn loved to travel. Together, they traveled to Europe, South Korea, Taiwan, China, New Zealand many times, Hawaii, Chile, Canada, an Alaskan cruise and many Church History sites. Many of the trips they took together later in life fulfilled a lifelong dream of hers, these included visiting Machu Pichu, Israel, Egypt and a South African photo safari.

Juneil was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings including in the Primary presidency, Relief Society presidency, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. One of her favorite callings was as nursery leader. She also served as Young Women Stake Camp director and took the Young Women backpacking in the Uinta Mountains. She and Lynn were called as workers in the Salt Lake Temple in 2005 and loved serving there until her health made it impossible for her to continue.

Juneil was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2005. This was a hard battle for her, but she met it with her typical determination. Her family is grateful she no longer has physical limitations and hope she is running with joy in heaven.

She is survived by her six children: Natalee, Joe (Rachel Crook), Stephen (Jan Martini), Maryanne, Rachael (Chris Wheelwright), and Janet (Stephen Elison), 22 wonderful grandchildren, sisters Janet Jenkins (Michael) and Margaret Stoddart (Glen), brother James Fetzer (Debbie), brothers-in-law Ted Lyon (Cheryl), Jamie Lyon (Dorothy) and sisters-in-law Elaine Fetzer, Carole Lyon, Donna Lyon, as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Lyon, her parents, Emil and June Fetzer, brother Mark Fetzer, and granddaughter, Isabelle Elison.
The family would like to thank the staff at Anthology Assisted Living and Active Home Health and Hospice for their tender care of mom these past few months. We are especially grateful to Nicky and Ashley from Hospice.

A viewing will be held Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn 2350 East 1300 South in Salt Lake City. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Yalecrest 1st Ward 1035 South 1800 East. Family and friends may call upon the family from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park 3401 South Highland Drive in Millcreek. At Juneil’s insistence, a party will be held at 2:00 pm at the Yalecrest Ward after the interment to celebrate her earthly graduation from her mortal body.

For those unable to attend the service in person, the family invites you to join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83338688818. A free Zoom account is required and you will need to sign in to join the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lyon Research Endowment in Public Health:
https://ugive.app.utah.edu/designation/430?specialInstructions=Lyon%20Research%20Endowment%20in%20Public%20Health%20(MD14032-40165)



Guestbook/Condolences


to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. jk rawling

If you've lost someone dear, just look in your heart, and you'll know they're still here.


- LYNDA KATE Puzey ARNELL

"To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever." JK Rowling

"If you've lost someone dear, just look in your heart, and you'll know they're still here.


- LYNDA KATE Puzey ARNELL

"To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever." JK Rowling

"If you've lost someone dear, just look in your heart, and you'll know they're still here.


- LYNDA KATE Puzey ARNELL

Dear Joe, Natalee, Steve, Maryanne, Rachael, and Janet,
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. She is such a wonderful person, who has done so much for so many people. I will miss her. I have so many fond childhood memories of her kindness and wisdom. I pray that each of you will feel the comforting arms of our Savior during this challenging time. That His Spirit will fill you with peace and love as your mourn. Most of all, that you can rejoice in the wonderful memories of the past and look forward to a future joyous reunion.
Love,
Christina


- Christina Maughan

With all my love from my heart to each of you for the loss of your mum and grandmother all the memories you have with her filling your ❤️ heart


- Marcella stamataros

Sending love and prayers from Pocatello Idaho. We loved Juneil and your dad and are grateful to have been their friends.


- Peggy and Jim Parry