Harriet May Woolley, a beloved member of the community, returned to the loving arms of our Heavenly Father, on Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, in Lehi, Utah. She was born on November 10th, 1942, in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Byron and Winona Telford.
Harriet was a devoted employee at IHC for 25 years as well as many other occupations throughout her life. Her dedication to her careers and unwavering work ethic were truly commendable. She approached her career with professionalism and passion, leaving a lasting impact on colleagues.
Education was of great importance to Harriet, as she believed in the power of knowledge and personal growth. She graduated from Idaho Falls High School and later pursued further studies at BYU. Her thirst for learning continued throughout her life.
In addition to her professional endeavors, Harriet was a loving wife to her husband Dale. Their love and partnership were an inspiration to all who knew them. Together they cultivated a beautiful familial bond that lasted through the years.
Harriet's proudest accomplishments in life were undoubtedly centered around her family. Her dedication as a mother knew no bounds; she poured love and affection into every aspect of her children's lives. She created a home where love abounded and made all of their friends feel like cherished members of the family. She took joy in the role of grandmother to four wonderful grandchildren: Austin, BreKayla, Hallie, and Kassidy. Harriet cherished every moment spent with them and found immense delight in watching them grow into remarkable individuals.
Beyond her family relationships, Harriet possessed many interests and hobbies that brought her immense joy. Crafting, sewing, painting porcelain dolls, playing the piano, and making holidays more special by decorating her home inside and out, just to name a few. She pursued each activity with genuine passion. Her creativity shone through in every endeavor she undertook; her love for glitter added an extra sparkle to everything she touched.
Harriet's voice was not confined to her family and friends; she shared her remarkable talent as a singer with the Utah Opera Company for 10 years. Her contributions to the world of music were admired and celebrated by all who had the privilege of witnessing her performances.
On September 5th, 2023, Harriet May Woolley succumbed after a long battle with sickness. Her unyielding strength and resilience throughout her illness were an inspiration to all who witnessed her fight. She faced her circumstances with grace and courage until the very end.
The memory of Harriet will live on in the hearts of all those whose lives she touched. She will be remembered for her unwavering love, her infectious laughter, strong faith and dedication to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her legacy of kindness, compassion, and creativity will continue to inspire future generations. As we bid farewell to Harriet May Woolley, we find solace in knowing that her spirit will forever guide us. May she rest in eternal peace, forever surrounded by the love and warmth that defined her remarkable life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Byron and Winona; brothers, Max, and Keith; sister Afton.
She is survived by her husband; Dale, sons; Jason, and Todd (Kamian), 4 loving grandchildren; Austin, BreKayla, Hallie, and Kassidy. Sisters; Maxine, and Joann.
Harriet often spoke very highly of many friends and neighbors. She requested to extend a special thank you with a heart full of gratitude to everyone who has been so generous, loving, kind, and thoughtful to her and her family. She especially loved the beautiful fresh flowers that were delivered often. Your love is truly appreciated.
A viewing will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Thanksgiving Village Ward building, 3155 North Garden Drive, Lehi, Utah. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho, 2355 Rollandet St, Idaho Falls, ID 83402.
All flower orders should be delivered to the Thanksgiving Village Ward Building, 3155 North Garden Drive, Lehi, Utah on Monday, September 11th, at 4:30 PM