Lois was born September 8, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah to David Ruxton Gerrard and Atha Beasley. Lois graduated from West High School, attended LDS Business College, and began working at Montgomery Ward where she met Grant Mabey. They were married on June 9, 1949. Marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.
Lois was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where she served in many positions including Young Women’s President and Relief Society President.
Lois spent many years of her life working as her husband’s assistant in their office at the JC Penney Building in Salt Lake. During the eight years Grant served on the Salt Lake City Council, Lois was always there to help carry the load. Grant and Lois worked as a team, providing endless hours of service to church, community and family. They were rarely seen apart. But the most important thing to them, in spite of all of their accomplishments, was their family.
Lois left us on March 20, 2021, to join her husband Grant and other loved ones who have gone on before. She is survived by her daughter Paulla (Brinton) Webb, sons Brad (Terry), Todd (Sherri), twelve grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other loved ones.
Lois was preceded in death by her husband Grant, parents, brothers Elvin and Ray, sisters Mildred Watchorn Million and Betty Gerrard, who died as an infant. Lois will truly be missed by all.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 27, 11:30 am, at the Bluffdale Utah South Stake Center, 15429 Iron Horse Blvd, with a viewing prior starting at 10:00 am. Those wishing to view the services remotely may do so with the following link: https://zoom.us/j/96104356383. Interment – Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park at 3:00 pm, 3401 So. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah.
A special thanks to the staff at Riverton Beehive Home for their care given to Lois.
Life Story Info
To Paulla & Brinton, and all who loved Grandma Mabey, we send our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a tremendous Lady! We feel blessed that we were able to get to know her and enjoy her wonderful personality. She deeply loved her Family and was such a great example of service to them! All our LOVE!!! Cliff & Janet
Lois was a lovely lady and found her soul mate in Grant. I met them when Grant served on the Salt Lake City Council. They were perfectly matched and enjoyed alot of adventures, public service and hard work together. Rest in peace. Prayers and love for their wonderful family. Sincerely, Leigh von der Esch