WELLINGTON - Lila Burnett Golding, age 87, passed away on Dec. 19, 2011 in Salt Lake City. She was born on May 8, 1924 to Daniel Abram and Irene Thayn Burnett in Wellington. She married Floyd Lee Golding on Aug. 18, 1943 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Lila was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lila served a mission with her husband in Houston, Texas, where their main assignment was to work with Asian Refugees. She was an icon in her ward and community. She served many callings in the Church, she was a matriarch of the Wellington LDS 4th Ward. She was the happiest when surrounded by her family.
Lila is survived by her children: David (Marilyn) Golding, Sandy; Karen (Ralph) Moosman, Elmo; Keith (Faye) Golding, Boise, ID; Daniel (Grace) Golding, Nancy Golding, and Peggy Golding, Millercreek; sisters: Melene Norton and Phyllis (Charles) Bradshaw; 28 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, sister-in-laws: Marrion Leifson and Betty Golding.
Preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; parents; brother: Durward and Nona Burnett; brother-in-law: Ross Norton; many brothers and sisters-in-law and cousins; grandchildren: Rad Golding and Russell Williams; great-grandchildren: Natalie Chandler, Kelly Villa and Gaven Kemple.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Wellington LDS 4th Ward Chapel. There will be a viewing at Fausett Mortuary in Price on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Lila at www.fausettmortuary.com.