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Leone Stewart Law

May 9, 1931 — June 5, 2022

 

Leone Stewart Law, after spending over 91 years on this earth, left her mortal home on June 5, 2022 surrounded by her loving children who will miss her immeasurably.  She was a strong, happy, kind woman who spent much of her life in service to others.  She was born to Clarence Benjamin Stewart and Annie Marie Argyle Stewart, of Kaysville, on May 9, 1931. Her father was a farmer and a dairyman (until the state condemned his land three times and built Interstate 15 through the middle of it).

 

Leone grew up as an only child and learned to work hard helping her father on the farm with the plowing, planting of crops and hauling hay – all done with a team of draft horses which she handled at an early age.  She helped her mother with the cooking, gathering eggs from the chicken coop, washing their clothes with a wringer washer and hanging them on the clothesline to dry and many other things. There were no computers or cell phones.  Her family did not even have a house phone or any powered vehicles until several years after her birth. Her best friends were her animals and aged women in the area whom she loved to visit.

 

She attended Kaysville Elementary School, North Davis Junior High School and was a graduate of Davis High School.

 

In 1949, she married Wendell Ashby Law in the Salt Lake City Temple.   After time spent in Indiana and Oklahoma they settled in Bountiful, Utah.  There, they began raising 5 children. Leone sewed most of the clothing for her children, loved to create beautiful flower beds, taught knitting, raised puppies, was always a room mother at school, convinced Wendell to buy land and horses, had lots of friends, and was active in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In 1966 the family returned to Kaysville to remodel and live in the Stewart family home and then, in 1975, to the current home in West Kaysville.

 

While in Bountiful, the family got into riding horses. Eventually she was asked by USU Extension service to form the first 4-H horse club in Davis County. With the help of Vic Adams, a trainer who had an arena where they could meet, she invited any kids she could find who would be interested. The club was formed and grew to 22 members while the kids learned a lot about how to care for and how to ride a horse, participated in parades, and competed in events.

 

Leone enjoyed all types of crafts and learning more skills. She took classes and learned to do ceramics and then porcelain, making three porcelain dolls and a variety of statues of Christ.  She sewed a lot of children’s clothes and 100’s of pairs of pajamas for her grand-children, great- grandchildren, other children and for charity service. She was talented at embroidery, applique, cross-stitch and quilting.  She made a quilted quilt for each of her grandchildren for their weddings. She was especially pleased with a cross-stitch of a little girl leading a horse in a snowstorm that reminded her of a horse and child that she knew.  She loved to crochet and made blessing dresses for many great-grandchildren. As her eye-sight began to dim she decided to make a doily for every daughter, grand-daughter, many of her friends and a lot of the women in this ward.

 

Leone served in Primary and Cub scouting. One of her favorite callings was teaching the Mia Maid girls in Mutual for many years and attending camp with them. She served in many facets of Relief Society, including as President. She loved doing and teaching genealogy before computers and serving as a ward missionary with Wendell.  A highlight of her life was serving with Wendell as a missionary to the England, Manchester mission from February 1991 to August 1993.  They greatly enjoyed their mission, sharing the Gospel, and the wonderful friends they made there. Many of those friends have come to visit them many times since.

                                                           

In 1996 Leone and Wendell had an opportunity to participate part of the time in the Centennial Wagon Train which celebrated 100 years of statehood for Utah.  It started in Logan  and took a full month to reach the South end of the state. They rode with their son, Robert, and she had an opportunity to drive his team. It was a memory that she cherished.

 

Leone had a strong testimony that she developed and increased over her life.  As she aged, she developed cancer that seemed intent on taking her life.  She felt that there was so much more she needed to learn and study before progressing on.  Her own faith was great, and she asked that her family, friends and ward members join in fasting and praying on her behalf to beg our Father in Heaven to extend her life and allow her to keep reading, studying,  listening to CDs, music, conference talks, etc. Even as her eyesight and hearing failed, she continued to study and learn while her mind remained clear.

 

As our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all, we acknowledge the great, loving influence and example Leone has been in our lives and we have also been blessed to know of the example and love she has shared with so many youth and friends. We will miss her so much!!

 

Leone is preceded in death and looks forward to reuniting with her parents, Clarence and Marie Stewart, her loving husband, Wendell A. Law, a half-brother, Merle Stewart, and a grand-daughter, Maria Joyce Law.  Also meeting her in Heaven is a multitude of pets and animals that she has loved.

 

Leone is survived by her children Katherine (David) Johnson, Diane Law, Robert J. (Robyn) Law, Janet (Robert W. ) Van Hoff and   Brent D. (Lori) Law. Also included are 17 grandchildren and 41 great- grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Webster Meadows Ward, Angel Park Building at 205 S. Angel Street Kaysville, Utah.  Friends may visit with family Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church. We appreciate all the kind, skilled assistance from Lindquist

Mortuary.

 

Interment-Kaysville City Cemetery

 

Services will be live-streamed by going to www.lindquistmortuary.com and scrolling to the bottom of Leone's page.

 

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