It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, neighbor, sister, aunt, and devoted friend passed away peacefully on March 7, 2023.
Erma was born in the greatest place on earth - Blanding, UT. At least that is what she would have told you! She was the oldest child of 11, born to Delores and Nellie Hurst.
After graduating from San Juan High School, she attended Utah State University in Logan and later moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. She was working as a car hop for A&W, when she met her forever sweetheart, Keith. He was smitten with this cute country bumpkin, and from the time they met they were inseparable. They were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on March 17, 1949. Together they raised 7 children. Her posterity is vast with 29 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Erma was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved the Lord. Her testimony was an example to all who knew her. She served in many callings in the church, in fact - service was her middle name! Erma excelled in whatever she did, there was no halfway for her! No matter what she wanted to learn, she would do whatever was required and go out and succeed! She became a Master Gardener and loved working in her yard and growing a garden! Erma was an expert cake decorator, making many wedding cakes for her children, grandchildren, and friends. She became a master chocolatier, not only learning the skill but in turn teaching so many the art of chocolate dipping and candy making. Erma’s legacy will continue, as she taught her children, grandchildren, and her siblings as well. Erma was a master seamstress, quilter, baker, and homemaker. She could crochet intricate projects, and could work a knitting machine like none other; making sweaters that rivaled any factory made piece. She even became a successful bowler, winning trophies, and pins for highest average and series in the leagues she belonged! Later in life when she lost her eyesight, you would never hear her complain as she accepted her life’s challenges.
Erma and Keith served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Diego, California at the Mormon Battalion Visitors Center. She cherished her time serving with dad.
She is survived by her children Scott Myers, David (Terry) Myers, Conie (Todd) Mangum, Jeanne Stockman, Paul Myers, Carol (Corey) Nielsen. Also, her siblings Elmer Hurst, Mirna Suppenbach, Norma Longman, William Hurst, Harold Hurst, Tom Hurst, Sidney Hurst.
Erma was preceded in death by her loving husband Keith Louis Myers, son Keith Russell Myers, granddaughter Amanda Dorame, as well as her parents and three sisters Thelma Hartlauer, Margaret Miller, and Nora Yoakam Black.
The family wishes to express our sincere thanks to Visiting Angels, Elevation Hospice and Spring Gardens Assisted Living for their friendship, support and exceptional care.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2023, in the Greenfield Chapel at 6634 South Greenfield Way, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A viewing will be held at the same location on Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the day of the funeral 10:00-10:45 a.m. prior to the funeral service. The interment will be at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 South 1700 West, Bluffdale, UT 84065 where she will join her sweetheart on their 74th wedding anniversary.
For those wishing to virtually attend services through zoom please visit www.larkinmortuary.com