CASTLE DALE - Mary Clarissa Allred Wilstead, age 95, passed away on Aug. 16, 2011 in Ferron.
Mary was born in Cleveland on March 26, 1916 to James Franklin and Isabella Knight Allred. She married Samual Dodd Wilstead on Feb. 20, 1937 in Grand Junction, Colo. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on July 18, 1964.
Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family; she will be missed dearly by them. She was a hard worker in whatever she did, and passed this trait on to her family. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Mary and Dodd moved to Castle Gate in 1937 where their children were born and raised. They moved to Castle Dale in 1974.
Mary had a green thumb and enjoyed working in her garden, taking care of her flowers, trees, and produce. Mary loved canning fruits and jams, collecting rocks and making herself a rock garden. She also loved reading, knitting, crocheting, sewing and genealogy, she loved music, singing and dancing.
Mary was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many callings through the years, including: Sunday School teacher and secretary, Primary teacher, Relief Society teacher, and visiting teacher. Mary served a mission in the LDS Church offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, she also served in the Manti LDS Temple. Mary was a member of the Daughter of Utah Pioneers. She will be remembered for her loving care to her family and friends.
She is survived by her children: Etova Snow, Ruth Seretia (Sharpe) Snow, Dodd Nordell (Connie) Wilstead all of Castle Dale; Russell Lee (Denise) Wilstead, Helper; and daughter-in-law: Reta Wilstead, Syracuse; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, sister, Utahna (Willie) Wilson, Lawrence; sister-in-law, Phyllis Allred, Ferron.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dodd, son, Lynden Wilstead, five brothers, Russell, Harold, Doyle, Vonal and Nordell Allred, and son-in-law, John Snow.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Castle Dale 3rd Ward Chapel (165 W. 800 N.). A viewing will be held on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale (720 N. Center St), and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Castle Dale Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Friends and family may sign the guestbook and share memories of Mary at www.fausettmortuary.com.