MARY LOU HOLMAN CALL
Mary Lou Holman Call passed away in Brigham City, Utah on May 22, 2021 at the age of 94. Mary Lou wanted friends and family to know her death was caused by "TOO MANY BIRTHDAYS"! Mary Lou was born November 20, 1926 in Brigham City, Utah. She was the daughter of Frank and Mary Young Holman.
Mary Lou was raised in Brigham City. She graduated from Box Elder high school and attended Utah State University.
She married her high school sweetheart, Robert D. Call, on June 14, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were married by Mary Lou's uncle, Apostle Albert E. Bowen.
After Bob and Mary Lou were married, they lived in Ogden, Utah where Bob rebuilt airplane engines at Hill Field Air Base. Later, they made their home in Brigham City where they raised their four children. Bob worked for Mary Lou's dad at Brigham Superior Dairy where he eventually bought a partnership. After retiring, they purchased 15 acres of Property in Perry, Utah. It was land originally homesteaded by Mary Lou's grandfather, Thomas C. Young, in the 1870's.
President Ulysses S. Grant signed the original deed to the property. Bob and Mary Lou became orchardists. Their pristine orchards produced peaches, pears, cherries, apples and apricots. People put in orders early and came from miles around for their fruit.
They built a lovely home in Perry and enjoyed the country life. Their home became a haven for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The beautiful rock pile in their front yard is ingrained in the memories of all their loved ones.
Mary Lou had a life filled with family and friends. Family was the most important - thing to Mary Lou and Bob. Their home was always a child-friendly place. How they loved their little ones! Small fingerprints on doors and windows were "beauty marks".
Mary Lou loved keeping in touch and getting together with her high school friends. She was an avid Bridge player. She was a member of the Brigham City Improvement Club and the Brigham City Ladies Association. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mary Lou lived a full and active life. People were drawn to her beautiful smile and optimistic outlook. Those who knew her, loved her.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; grandsons, Louis Call and Tyler Call; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Eyre Call and two brothers, Ray and Frank Lynn Holman. Mary Lou is survived by her four children: Carla (Richard) Potter, Idaho Falls, ID; William Call, SLC, UT; Steve (Monica) Call, Provo, UT; Frank (Janet} Call, Brigham City, UT; Foreign Exchange daughter, Zeny Amatavivadhana, Bangkok, Thailand; thirteen grandchildren, and thirty-one great-grandchildren. Mary Lou was blessed with a beautiful great great-granddaughter, Lillian Lou Hudson. Lillian's parents, Kali Rae and Clay, made sure Lillian was Mary Lou's most frequent visitor!
The family thanks the management and staff of The Gables Assisted Living for loving and caring for their mother. As Mary Lou's world became smaller with loss of mobility and macular degeneration, she loved and appreciated visits from family and friends. Thanks to those who continually enriched her life.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 1 at 12:00 pm at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10-11:30 am prior to service. Burial will be in Brigham City Cemetery.
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"I met Grandma Lou 27 years ago, as a guest at her house while visiting with my bride-to-be, her granddaughter Pam. That time, and every other time I have ever visited since then, she was always another grandmother to me, treating me just like one of her own grandchildren. This was especially sweet to me as my own grandparents passed on.
She was always ready when we arrived with freshly-made shrimp salad, 7-layer dip, chocolate sheet cake, and beef barbecue, which we enjoyed throughout our visit for as long as it lasted. She was always quick to laugh in a way that made you want to join in with her, and everything was always"the best food she'd ever eaten," or "the best movie she'd ever seen," or the funniest joke she'd ever heard." She always made me feel welcome and special.
Even after moving out of her home in Perry, she was always very welcoming when we would visit her at her assisted living center.
I will miss her greatly, but I am so glad that she is getting to see her beloved husband Grandpa Bob aga.in Until we meet again, Grandma Lou."
"My heart goes out to my cousins at the loss of their mother. I have memories of Mary Lou as I was a young child and always loved her sweet spirit and beautiful smile. My husband and I moved to California in 1957 but whenever we came home for a visit my folks, Ray and Elaine, took me to visit all of the aunts and uncles so I had a relationship until a few years before my mother died when she was no longer up to visiting people. I consider it a privilege and a blessing to have been a member of this large Call family. Mary Lou was the last survivor.
I loved her laugher and smile and wonderful bubbly personality. Although she will be missed here you know she is having a wonderful family reunion there with laughter abound. The brothers and sisters always had such a marvelous time together. May God continue to bless you all.
Karen Call Hammon Clayton, CA"
"When I think of Mary Lou, two words pop up in my head; warm and caring. She had this kindness about her that drew you into the comfort of wherever she was. She always had a smile and bright eyes, and the sweetest and softest voice known to human kind. I'm convinced she never had a single bad bone in her body. she always praised me for the littlest things and it always brightened my spirits even on a day I was struggling or having a difficult time. She called me her angel, but in reality I think she was and is mine. I will never forget Mary Lou, she will always have a special place in my heart and I am so happy and blessed I got to know her.
Sending my love to her wonderful family
"Mary Lou always made me feel important. We shared a love for Brigham City and Perry history. She knew my ancestors, which was delightful for me to hear about because I didn?t.
Even when I dropped in unannounced, her make up and hair were perfect, and she always wore the classiest clothes.
She was incredibly proud of her posterity, and she couldn?t say enough about them.
She was such a joy to be around. It was a blessing to be her neighbor. "
"I went to high school with Mary Lou and have fond memories of her beautiful blond hair and always a pleasant smile. I send my condolences to all her family at this tended time.
Dorothy Madsen Bramwell, Orem, Utah"
So sorry to hear of your sweet grandmothers passing. We loved our time living in Perry across the street from them. They were both so nice welcoming us into the neighborhood.
There wasn?t one conversation that she wasn?t admiring her grandkids.
What a great lady. I know she will be dearly missed.
Sending your family our love,
Scott & Amber Davis"