Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bernice Coates Passed Away March 14, 2011

 Bernice Coates
June 26, 1915 - March 14, 2011
Elfreda Bernice Coates, 96 of Mt. Pleasant, passed away at Autumn Park Assised Living Center in Mt. Pleasant on March 14, 2011. She was born June 26, 1915 to Alfred Jr. and Katie Larsen Johnson. She married Grant Claud Coates, January 20, 1935. Their marriage was solemnized in the Provo Temple April 24, 1982. Grant passed away December 31, 1972. Together they had one daughter, Phyllis Etta (Duane) Shelley. Phyllis passed away in 2003.
She was very active in the LDS church and served in many different capacities. She loved to garden and share her produce with family and friends. She loved to work on puzzles and always had a puzzle in progress on her card table. She was an avid quilter and she crocheted hundreds of Afghans for the church humanitarian program. She served as the secretary for the senior citizens program for many years and also served as a voting judge for local elections.
She is preceded in death by her husband, daughter; sisters Betty Eleanor Tuttle and Alice May Olsen; brothers Alvin Johnson, John Loften (Nina) Johnson, Kenneth George (Faun) Johnson, Glen Victor (Jean) Johnson.
She is survived by son-in-law Duane Allen Shelley of Mt. Pleasant; brother Ray Alfred (Kathy) Johnson of Bountiful; sisters-in-law Jean Johnson of Fairview and Nina Johnson of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren Abby Shelley of Mt. Pleasant, Amanda (Skyler) Nelson of Pleasant Grove, Chet (Nicole) of Lehi; great grandchildren Boston Shelley and Jacoby Nelson.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 12 noon in the Mt. Pleasant 5th ward church (Red Church 49 South State). Friends may call from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the church preceding the services. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolences are available at www.rasmussenmortuary.com

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