1932 – 2015
Redmond, Utah – Fay Bouvang Hampton, age 82, of Redmond, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, on May 26, 2015.
She was born July 23, 1932 in Centerfield, Utah to Elgin and Elma Matilda Fjeldsted Bouvang. She was the youngest of four children. She and her family enjoyed farm life with no electricity or running water as she grew up. She learned the value and blessing of hard work and depending on the Lord.
Her family later moved to Gunnison, Utah where she graduated from Gunnison Valley High School, class of 1950.
She married the love of her life, Merrill C. Hampton in the Manti LDS Temple, November 2, 1951. Merrill and Fay lived their entire married life in Redmond, Utah where they were blessed with four children.
Fay was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served as stake and ward Relief Society President, Primary President, Primary teacher, and in the scouting program. Fay and Merrill served as ordinance workers in the Manti, Utah Temple. They also served a mission at the Sigurd Bishop’s Storehouse.
She loved serving with the DUP and Legion Auxiliary organizations. Fay and Merrill were the recipients of the Utah Commission of Marriage, “Gold Medal Marriage Recognition” award in February 2008.
Everything she did centered around her family and trying to live a Christ-like life. She loved to support her children and grandchildren in their activities and looked for teaching moments to share the gospel as they spent time together. Family meant everything to her.
Fay is survived by her husband, Merrill, children: Keith and Patsy Hampton, Terri Lyn and Burke Williams, all of Redmond, Cynthia and Marlin Mason of Ephraim, and daughter-in-law: Nancy Hampton of Redmond; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Renee Bouvang.
Fay was preceded in death by her son Kevin; her parents; sister and brother-in-law: Madge and Vernon Peterson; brother: Vernon Bouvang; sister and brother-in-law: Alice and Merrill Peterson.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 12:00 noon in the Redmond 1st LDS Ward chapel, 310 West 100 North, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. or Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.
Interment will be in the Redmond City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
“Give the world your best, and the best will come back to you.” —– Fay Hampton
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