Mavis Whitteker, of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on May 4, 2011, at the age of 99. She exemplified true Christianity in every way. Those who were privileged to have known her loved her. She spent her life in tireless service to her family and others. Mavis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 45 years, fulfilling many roles and responsibilities. The admonition of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, to “Come Follow Me” was the guiding light for her life.
She was born in Provo, Utah, on Oct. 3, 1911, to Lewis William McCarty and Pearl Delilah Olson. She graduated from LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 16 and later received a degree from Grau College of Business in Long Beach California. Mavis married Charles Aaron Whitteker on Jan. 4, 1946. She and Charles moved to Sweetwater in August of 1951. Charles preceded her in death on July 6, 1988.
She was an accomplished China painter, joining the Porcelain Art Club in the early 1970s. She created beautiful porcelain art that she shared with so many. This wonderful lady will be remembered for her generous hospitality, her delicious home cooking (many of her recipes were shared with others), her grace and her kindness. Mavis enjoyed the time she spent working at Sweetwater Production Credit Association from 1952-1976.
Mavis is survived by many family members, whom she loved greatly. This includes two sons, Robert Whitteker and wife Scarlett of Sweetwater, Texas and Jim Whitteker and wife Gayle of Logan, Utah. Six grandchildren were fortunate to have her for their grandmother, Reece Whitteker of Austin, Texas; Stacy Whitteker of Sweetwater, Texas; Paul Whitteker and wife Kezia of Hyde Park, Utah; Shelly McKenna and husband Robert of Bountiful, Utah; Wendy Mason and husband Joshua of Allen, Texas; and Krista Wilkinson and husband Tyler of Logan, Utah. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and three nieces.
She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends, who know that she has been reunited with those of her loved ones who have gone before.
The family appreciates the care given to Mavis at the Hoyt House and the many others who have taken of their time to visit her and make her life more pleasant.
A private family burial will occur early Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2011. A memorial service to remember and honor her life will be held Saturday, afternoon, May 7, 2011, at the McCoy Chapel of Memories at 1:30 p.m. with President Ron Ulbrich officiating.
The family will receive friends immediately after the memorial service at McCoy Funeral Home, 401 East Third Street in Sweetwater.