One of Father in Heaven’s choicest spirits, Francyne Poulter North, 75, returned to His presence on the evening of January 17, 2022. Under the skilled care of very caring, compassionate, and expert physicians and other medical staff, Francyne fought against and won her battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL): she will never again be afflicted by the physical ailments associated with living.

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Francyne was born in Phoenix, Arizona on March 19, 1946 to Myrtle Clawson and Howard William Poulter. From an early age, Francyne adored and learned many things from her grandmother, Hannah Allen Clawson, and was lovingly teased by her friend and brother, “My Brian” Howard Poulter. She was proud of her graduation from Phoenix Union High School. Francyne moved to Utah and worked for Mountain Bell for nearly ten years as a telephone operator before accepting her true life’s calling and meaning in being a wife, mother, aunt, friend, and grandmother.

On August 17th, 1972, Francyne married and was sealed to LaVar Sylvester North in the Salt Lake City, Utah Temple for time and all eternity. Francyne and LaVar had three sons together – Jordan Allen, Mark Andrew, and Kelly Ryan – and often spent time camping and enjoying the outdoors. Francyne’s greatest joy and accomplishments in her life related to raising her three sons, being a mother and grandmother, and she often told everyone how much she loved and cherished each one of them.

She was a lifelong and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had an unflinching testimony of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Gospel plan, living prophets and apostles, and loved to discuss every aspect of the Restoration. Putting the gospel into action is what she did best as she supervised ministering activities and organized blood and cancer drives that would help people struggling with physical challenges. She encouraged everybody to follow the example of her Savior Jesus Christ.

Francyne had a special love for cats and enjoyed drawing and sketching cartoon characters. She loved everything Peanuts – especially Snoopy and Woodstock – because her brother Brian also loved them. She aimed to connect with others through interest in and support of others' hobbies regardless of what they were. She loved the freedoms and other principles inspired by the United States Constitution by her various displays of patriotism.

Francyne was preceded in death by her husband, LaVar (1991), mother, Myrtle (2009), brother Brian (2017), and father, William (2001). Francyne is survived by her three sons, Jordan (Maria) of Sandy, Utah, Mark (Patricia) of Vineyard, Utah, and Kelly (Stasia) of South Weber, Utah. Her memory will also remain bright in the lives of her eight grandsons and eight granddaughters.

To remember Francyne’s remarkable life, a viewing will be held on Friday, January 28th from 6pm to 8pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary at 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy, Utah 84092. A second viewing will be on Saturday, January 29th from 10am to 11am, followed by funeral services to be held at the chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 7500 S. 700 E., Midvale, Utah 84047. Graveside and burial services at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy, Utah 84092 will follow the funeral services.

Funeral services can be viewed online at starting at 11am Saturday, January 29, 2022.



Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E. Dimple Dell Road
Sandy, UT 84092

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
7500 South 700 East
Midvale, UT 84047

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Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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Jan 21, 2022

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We are gonna miss you! Sorry that I didn't attend ur service. At the moment we are attending another service of the Poulter family. Half is with you and the rest of us are with me. I'm glad your not suffering and smiling up above upon reunited with loved ones you missed. Until we see each other again!

Latisha Poulter , San Tan Valley, AZ, US Jan 29, 2022

My deepest condolences for the loss of Francyne.

Randy Price , Taylorsville, UT, US Jan 22, 2022

I now have my two earthly parents looking out for me from heaven. May I follow in your footsteps Mother and always stay close to what I have been taught and know to be true. I love you, my dear Mother, and will miss your laugh, love, and leadership! Until we meet again….

Mark North , Vineyard, UT, US Jan 22, 2022