Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

February 13, 2018
Mary LaVon Wilson

Obit Mary LaVon WilsonMary LaVon Wilson (LaVon) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 24, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. LaVon was 93 years old.

LaVon was born July 18, 1924, to Marion and Rosa Leonard, and was the fourth of seven children. LaVon attended South High School and the University of Utah. She married the love of her life, Joseph Eugene Wilson, in September 1946. LaVon had two daughters, Konnie Kae and Julie Jo.

LaVon worked at Tooele Army Depot for 25 years, serving as the adjutant at headquarters. LaVon loved her job and, up to her passing, told wonderful stories about her work and the people she worked with. LaVon left her job when her husband became ill. Even though she loved her job, she loved her husband more.

After her beloved husband died in 1984, she was offered a job at the Salt Lake International Airport helping passengers and visitors. Later, LaVon was asked to work for the Salt Lake City Visitors’ Authority and held this important position during the 2002 Winter Olympics. During this time, she became acquainted with Mitt Romney and often spoke of how exciting her work was.

LaVon greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In 2015, she went to London with her daughter, Konnie; granddaughter, Hollie; her husband, Tony; and grandson Dawson. When she was 90, she visited Disneyland and rode every ride, including the roller coasters.

LaVon was blessed by being healthy and fully aware until just a few days before her passing.

LaVon was preceded in death by her daughter, Julie Jo; her husband, Joe; and all of her siblings.

LaVon is survived by her daughter, Konnie Kae Susich (Lake Tahoe, Nevada); son-in-law, John Thomas Susich (Henderson, Nevada); grandchildren, John Joseph Susich (Jackie) and Hollie Marie Delaney (Tony) (Henderson, Nevada); and great-grandchildren, Dawson, Madelyn and Hunter.

LaVon is also survived by many members of her extended family and her special and treasured friends, Lee and Michelle Garbett.

A celebration of life will be held Feb. 17 at the LDS Fourth Ward building located at 192 W. 200 South, Tooele. Services will commence at 11 a.m. LaVon will be laid to rest next to her husband, Joe, and her daughter, Julie, at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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