ESCALANTE, UTAH-Virgil Pulsipher Heaton, age 83, passed away on Jan. 14, 2011, in Cedar City, Utah. She was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Henry and Cleone Pulsipher.
Virgil graduated in 1945 from Hurricane High School. She married Max Linden Heaton on Dec. 14, 1944, in the St. George Temple. They raised their family in Las Vegas, Nev., and Elmo, Utah. Virgil and Max were both close to their siblings so her children and their cousins spent much time together growing up.
Virgil loved to macrame, sew, and quilt. Her beautiful quilts are prized possessions of many of her family members. She loved camping and served as camp director for her LDS wards in Las Vegas and Elmo for many years. Virgil was also a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. When Virgil wasn't playing games with her friends and family, she could often be found working on a jigsaw puzzle.
Virgil is survived by her husband, Max; children, David (Susan) Heaton, Elora Prettyman, all of Boulder, Utah; and Kathy (Tim) McGee of Protem, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sister, Beryl (Verdell) Hinton of Damascus, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Christina, Dina, and Keith; siblings, John Vendon Pulsipher, Dalton Pulsipher, Cleone Sheffer, and Jonna Stout.
A memorial open house will be held in Virgil's honor on Jan. 29, 2011, from 1-3 p.m. at the Boulder LDS Church in Boulder, Utah. Burial will be in the Elmo Town Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to share memories and condolences on-line at www.serenicare.com. Arrangements are made under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Home, St. George, 986-2085.