September 5, 1929 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 90)

Laura Talbot Wells passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Mom was born in her grandmother’s home in Kanosh, Utah on September 5, 1929. She lived with her parents, Harvey Talbot and Lareen Penny Talbot in Lynndyl, Utah. Mom remembers not having much during that time but then no one else did either.

She remembers her dad working on the railroad and she was able to ride the trains quite frequently. She lived in a small home that also had a ‘root’ cellar where produce was stored for the winter. She remembers reluctantly having to go in there to get stuff and seeing a snake or two, usually blow snakes that had made the cellar their home. She remembers playing at the sand dunes and going to Porter Rockwell’s abandoned ranch at times.

When mom was about 16, they moved to Willard where she finished her education at Box Elder High School.

When she was 20, she married Alvin Wells and the marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple. For the most part mom was a stay at home mom. She would work seasonal jobs such as at the Perry cannery or at a local nursery.

Mom and dad liked to travel; going to Washington DC and many other parts of the country and on a few cruises until dad became unable to travel and mom’s time was spent taking care of him until his death in 2016.

Mom is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various positions in the Willard wards.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Dan, two sisters, Myrleen Taylor and Nina Hubbard, a daughter Marie, a granddaughter Cherice, a grandson Jason, a great-granddaughter, a great-grandson and a great-great-grandson. Mom is survived by her son Michael (Kathryn) of Harrisville and a daughter Rhonda (Michael) Anderson of Brigham City, and many grand kids, great-grand kids and great-great-grand kids.

Thanks to those at the Brigham City Hospital, Hospice and Myers Mortuary.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 1:00pm at the Willard Cemetery, 470 North Main Street, Willard, Utah.

A visitation will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah.

Due to COVID-19 the family encourages masks and to follow social distancing.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Myers Mortuary.


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