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Grace Edna Walton Moth Iversen Hovey

February 3, 1928 — March 23, 2024

Salt Lake City

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed peacefully from this life and back into the arms of her heavenly father on March 23, 2024. She was 96 years old.

 Grace was born February 3, 1928, in Harlowton, MT to John Henry Walton and Nora May(Mae) Green Walton. She was the fifth of six children and spent her childhood in Harlowton which was a “railroad town”. The family later moved to Deer Lodge MT where Grace attended and graduated from Powell High School. While she was in high school, she was described as subdued but intelligent with subtle humor. She played the Alto Horn, sang in the choir, and loved to be called “Gracie”. She was very talented and could also play the piano, the organ and had a gift for poetry.

 Grace eventually moved to Utah and soon after, met her sweetheart Ivan Moth Iversen. They were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 29, 1951. Grace and Ivan were parents to seven children, two of whom died in infancy. Ivan passed away July 25, 1990. Grace eventually remarried at the age of 75 to Alonzo “Lonnie” Lavern Hovey on October 11, 2003. Lonnie passed away June 21, 2008.

 What Grace may have lacked in physical stature and health she more than made up for in vigor of heart and spirit. She was almost always described by others as the sweetest woman they ever knew. In her life Grace was a phone operator, an elevator operator, and Hostess at Harman’s Cafe / Kentucky Fried Chicken. She started at KFC in 1986 and retired at the age of 80 in 2008.

 Grace was strong in her faith and devotion to her Heavenly Father. Her commitment to her testimony of the savior and her church was unshakeable. When she was no longer able to attend church, members of the LDS Canyon Rim Ward would come pray with her and have sacrament. Grace held a temple recommend and paid her tithing until she died.

 Grace is survived by her children: Ronald Lynn Moth Iversen (Deborah), Darrell John Moth Iversen (Amy), Elene Ruth Moth Iversen Dangerfield (friend Shauna), Meraleen Elise Moth Iversen Nuesmeyer Cain (Terry), 15 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her parents John and Nora; spouses Ivan and Lonnie, children Edwin Mark Moth Iversen, Anthony Lon and Richard Don Moth Iversen (twins); siblings Ada Elizabeth Walton Thompson, Bessie “Beth” Irene Walton French, John Earl Walton, Nora Pearl Walton Holder Ahlstrom, Edith Mae Walton Branham; and two grandchildren Robbie Moth Iversen and Virginia Grace Moth Iversen.

 The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Highland Care Center and the LDS support staff and entertainers who donated their time, energy, and talents to the residents; Intermountain Medical Center doctors, nurses, and hospital staff; members of the Canyon Rim First Ward; and the abundant number of family, friends, neighbors and loved ones who supported Grace through the many years of her life.

Funeral services are to be held on Monday, April 1st, 2024, at the Canyon Rim First Ward. 3100 E. Grace Street (3000 S.) SLC, UT 84109. Viewing will be from 10:00 am to 11:45 am with funeral services to follow at 12:00 pm.

 In lieu of flowers, Grace and the family ask that you make a donation in her name to the charitable organization of your choice.

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Monday, April 1, 2024

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Monday, April 1, 2024

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Monday, April 1, 2024

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