In loving memory of a beloved Mother, Wife, Sister, Aunt and Friend, Thelda Laws died on Monday, August 14, 2023, at the age of 86. Thelda was born on April 30, 1937 in Malad, Idaho to Lewis and Eva Jenkins. She was married to her husband of 70 years, Irvin C. Laws, in the Logan temple on June 15, 1953. She made Dad promise to live to 92 so they could celebrate 70 years, and he kept that promise.
Thelda is survived in death by her five daughters: Sharon (Russell) Petersen, Janet (Roger) Dube’, Nancy (Quentin) Seegmiller, Nadene (Dave) Brown, and Shawna (Traci) Kalian-Laws, twelve grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her only son Chris and three grandchildren.
Thelda spent many years babysitting and being a home maker. She loved to crochet and made many blankets, and dolls. She was a talented seamstress and made clothes for her children, dresses for dances, and much more. Thelda enjoyed reading and loved music. She also enjoyed laughing and had a great sense of humor.
Thelda served faithfully in many callings as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, enjoying being able to serve others throughout her years. She was quick to supply dinners and help those in need in her neighborhood.
Thelda was fun, playful, and witty. She was an original Wedding Crasher. Her and her friend Karen Haycock would attend weddings of friends and family dress up in boots, frilly dresses and wigs and pretend to be part of the Bride or Grooms’ family. This provided many laughs and eventually people getting married would hope Thelda and Karen would attend the wedding event.
She was a strong Malad farm girl that didn’t complain about pain until it was unbearable, and she could open any lid no matter how tight it was. She made the best potato salad, candied sweet potatoes and tacos.
Thelda loved music, especially old-style country musicians (Patsy Cline), big band (Glen Miller) and Broadway musicals (South Pacific was her favorite). She was known to turn up the volume and sing as she cleaned. She was a good listener and she always reminded you that you never called enough. She was a kind, caring, and involved mother and grandmother, and she will be missed by her husband, family, and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.
Interment, Malad Idaho City Cemetery.