Jill Slater Lamoreaux Williams, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on September 23, 2022, in Draper, Utah, surrounded by loving family. She was 82. Charitable, loving, energetic and ceaselessly optimistic, she had a joy for life that was infectious. She may have been small in physical stature, but her love and compassion knew no bounds, and she surrounded those fortunate enough to have known and loved her with grace and warmth. Her life deeply touched and affected her children, their spouses, many friends (including in particular her most esteemed “card ladies,” a true institution in its own right), and a whole passel of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jill was born in Ogden, Utah in January 1940 to Eldo “Skeet” Slater and Elizabeth Harrison. She was swept off her very young 16-year-old feet by Larry D. Lamoreaux, an Air Force serviceman stationed in Las Vegas in 1956, promptly married him and began her adventure as a military wife and mother in western England. Her life as a military spouse taught her to be resilient and enabled her to develop culturally in far-off places that included not only England, but Guam, Taiwan and Germany, before settling down in Sandy, Utah in 1974 after Larry’s retirement from the military. Larry and Jill bore six children during their 29 years together. A few years after Larry passed unexpectedly in 1985, Jill met and married R. Douglas Williams and presided as matriarch over a continually expanding progeny of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jill and Doug’s 31 years together were primarily spent in the Salt Lake Valley, punctuated by detours to Seattle and in more recent years, St. George, before Doug passed in June 2020 in Draper. Jill was a devoted and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was sealed to Larry Lamoreaux in the Swiss Temple in 1966, served as a temple ordinance worker in the Draper, Utah temple and held leadership positions in various auxiliary organizations throughout her life, including the Primary, Young Women’s and Relief Society organizations. She truly loved the Church and held steadfastly to her faith. It enriched her life immeasurably. Jill is survived by her six children, Teri Shaffer, C. David Lamoreaux (with spouse Renee), Vicki Lester (with spouse Guy), Gregory Lamoreaux (with spouse Chris), Stefanie Macfarlane (with spouse Bob), and Tyson Lamoreaux (with spouse Vanessa), along with 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating the lives of Jill and Doug Williams will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing to start at 10:00 a.m., at Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary and Cemetery, 10055 S. State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070. Open house to follow at the Sandgren home, 8844 S. Summer Meadow Drive, Sandy, Utah. Sincerest and heart-felt thanks to Ashford and Inspiration, who provided such attentive and loving care to Jill these past 2 ½ years. Donations may be made in Jill’s honor to the Dementia Society of America in lieu of flowers.

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Memorial Lake Hills Mortuary & Cemetery
10055 South State Street
Sandy, UT

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Sep 26, 2022

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I worked at Ashford while Doug and Jill were there. I remember most how beautiful she always looked. I always thought she was a lot younger. Sending comfort and prayers to the families.

Tina Whitaker , West Valley, UT, US Oct 05, 2022

I worked at Ashford while Doug and Jill were there. I remember most how beautiful she always looked. I always thought she was a lot younger. Sending comfort and prayers to the families.

Tina Whitaker , West Valley, UT, US Oct 05, 2022

I worked at Ashford while Doug and Jill were there. I remember most how beautiful she always looked. I always thought she was a lot younger. Sending comfort and prayers to the families.

Tina Whitaker , West Valley, UT, US Oct 05, 2022

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