Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt, Myrtle Lawrence Barrus rejoined her husband and son in Heaven on December 11, 2017, at the age of 95. She was a devoted wife and mother who delighted in having a clean and orderly home. Myrtle loved to quilt and sew; many of her children and grandchildren have benefited from those talents. She also enjoyed having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren around and was always looking for one of them so she could scratch their back.
Myrtle was born July 8, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Victor and Lovina Lawrence, the second oldest of eight children and oldest daughter. She was proud of her family heritage and was ahead of her time in her work on genealogy and recording family history by creating her book of remembrance. She took seriously her role as the Matriarch of the family and delighted in making sure everything was done correctly (her way).
Myrtle graduated from Grantsville High School in 1940 and married the love of her life Albert Barrus on July 8, 1942; her 20th birthday. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1946. They were married for nearly 66 years at the time of his passing in 2008.
As a lifelong resident of Grantsville, Myrtle enjoyed keeping up on the happening around town and could often be found in the hall of her home on the phone talking with her friends and neighbors. Myrtle was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many callings.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; son, A. Ray Barrus; parents Victor and Lovina; brothers, Robert (Cowboy Bob) Lawrence, and Clifford Lawrence, and sister, Ruth Bevan. She is survived by her son John R. Barrus (Ilene) of Leeds, Utah; daughter Sherry Barrus of Grantsville, Utah; and 4 brothers, Russ(Norma) Lawrence, Utah Lawrence, Chet(Lynn) Lawrence and Gary(Glenna) Lawrence. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Sunday, December 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 115 E. Cherry Street in Grantsville. A second viewing will precede the funeral on Monday December 18, from 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The funeral will begin at 1 p.m. at the LDS chapel at 115 E. Cherry Street in Grantsville. Interment will be at the Grantsville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you do a kind deed for someone this Christmas Season.