Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend left this mortal existence on Thursday, November 3, 2022. She was born on July 21, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Naomi Smith Brewster and Hoyt William Brewster.
Mom went to Emerson Elementary, Roosevelt Jr. High, and East High School (’51). She was the Senior Class Secretary and loved organizing and planning class reunions. She loved interacting with her high school friends. Mom attended the University of Utah for two years where she was heavily involved with the Tri-Delta sorority were she made life long friends.
On May 4, 1956, mom married Wayne Stoker and later divorced. Together they had four daughters, Sherry, Lynda, Shauna and Susie. What mom valued the very most was her family. She never missed an opportunity to let us know how much she loved and treasured us.
Our mom was always a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served diligently in many callings; her favorites being in the library, young women’s and especially primary. Mom was so proud of her grandsons and great-grandsons that served full-time missions. She was also so grateful for her heritage and loved letting people know that Joseph Fielding Smith was her grandpa.
Mom was always active and participated in many sports. She loved boating with the family, traveling (especially Island Park), golfing, playing tennis and being on numerous bowling leagues; her favorite being on a team with her dad. She loved playing card games with friends and family and belonged to a lot of different card groups. Mom still belonged to a study group with beloved friends from the Garden Park ward. Mom loved people and had a unique way of making everyone feel important and special!
Mom had a zest for life and always lived each day to the fullest! She always had a huge smile that she willingly shared! Her brother, Craig, said “She gathered sunshine and spread it all along the way wherever she went”! She loved to laugh and was a great sport putting up with her daughters’ shenanigans. She often said she was our comic relief!
Our angel mom will forever be missed and is survived by her four daughters, Sherry Anderson (Michael), Lynda Orme, Shauna Richards (Reese) and Susie Steenblik; her 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, her siblings Hoyt (Judy) Brewster, Anne (Steve) Neeley, Craig (Laurie) Brewster and many other family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her beloved parents and her sisters, Barbara Amott and Karen McMillin, and a grandson, JD Mair.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 15th, noon, at the Olympus 2nd Ward located on 3070 East Nila Way, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held Monday, November 14th, from 6-7:30 p.m. and from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the service at the same location. For those unable to attend, services will be streamed via Zoom. Please click on the "Watch Services" link above. A free Zoom account is required to view.
We express our love and gratitude to mom’s wonderful caregivers, Chantelle, Cory and Mary. We can’t thank you enough for the light and love you brought into our mom’s life!
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever!” We love you so much mom!!
I grew up in the Garden Park Ward with your mother. Anne was my best friend in grade school and your Grandpa was my bishop. Your mother was older and I remember going to her wedding and looking up to her because she was so fun, and animated and pretty. I loved the family she grew up in and spent lots of time in her home with Anne. I'm sure you appreciate the wonderful legacy that the Brewster/Smith family gives you and your children. From one who has experienced this family first-hand, I am grateful for the influence each of them I have known has had in my life. Wonderful friends, wonderful memories, and wonderful examples. Your mother goes ahead now to prepare the way for you.....she will be with you, unseen, but certainly there to love and watch over you.
Shauna and Family, I was so sad to see Myrle's obituary. She was such a fun, fun, lady and many fond memories flooded my mind as I read through her obituary. Also, I learned that I knew both of Myrle's sisters. I taught with Barbara and had Karen for a Merry Miss teacher in Primary. God bless you all as your mourn Myrle's loss. I had hoped to come to the viewing this morning, but workers showed up at our house at the last minute. I'm about to zoom in the funeral. Sure love and miss you Shauna!
We enjoyed many fun times and laughs with Meryl. She is a beautiful lady that shall be missed.
I will miss all the good times with my sister (in-law) we had a wonderful time raising our daughters together and many fun lunches.
To her daughters, please stay close, the Elliotts all love you,
Myrle was a beautiful, delightful lady who we all loved. We will miss the sunshine and friendship which she added to our lives. We send our love and heartfelt sympathy to Sherry, Mike, and all of Myrle's family. May your memories of Myrle sustain you at this difficult time.
Always hard to lose a mama! She’ll forever be your angel! She was amazing and her legacy will live one! Love and comfort to you and your as you navigate life without her smile!❤️
Sherry, Lynda, Shauna, Susie- I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Her and all of you have been such a constant part of my life, I can't imagine her not being here. Experiencing our parents graduating to the next life has been harder than I could have ever imagined. I am thinking of you all and praying for your comfort.
You will be missed. Loved all the lunches we had together. Wish we could of gotten more in with you. Will miss your sweet spirit. Love you Myrle