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.
I grew up next door to the Mabey family. I was always treated well by them. I was heart broken when they moved all the way to the end of Genesee Ave. I will always cherish the memories.
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
So sorry for your loss. She is a wonderful lady. Gracious and kind and always had a smile. Sending love
My condolences for the loss of your Mom. We had many fun family trips together, and the memories are and will be precious to me all my life. I know she is in the arms of Grant.
We are so sorry to hear of Lois’ passing. She was truly a great lady and someone that Bryan looked up to. Sending love, Bryan and Cindy Mogensen
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
Goodbye dear friend.I will miss your phone calls.You are with Grant,you wanted to be with him so much,if by chance you see Earl hug him for me.you,been like family for years.Love you both.
So sorry for your loss,my parents were such great friends growing up