Virgie Haskell October 20, 1944 - December 26, 2021

Virgie Haskell, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend;  surrounded by her loving husband and children, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father, Sunday, December 26, 2021.

She was born to Amos and Mary Mecham, October 20, 1944, in Murray, Utah.  She later moved to Charleston, Utah, where she attended elementary and junior high school.  Before her sophomore year, her family moved to Spring Lake, Utah.  She attended Payson High School.  It is here she met the love of her life, Stanley Jay Haskell.  Soon after, her family sold their farm in Spring Lake and planned to return to Charleston.  Virgie did not want to leave her sweetheart, so the two chose to marry on October 20, 1960.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Provo Utah Temple, December 7, 1982.

She was a devoted and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various callings, including Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society presidencies;  and she served as the Relief Society President.  She loved every opportunity to serve, diligently fulfilling every calling given to her.  She loved her Savior and Redeemer with all her heart and looked forward to seeing Him again.

She worked full time for many years at Signetics Corporation in Orem and for a short time at Utah Valley Hospital as an operator.  At both places, she was known as a hard worker and a loved and respected co-worker and friend. Her greatest career in life was that of wife, mother and homemaker.  She kept an immaculate house and created a home, where all felt welcomed, loved and accepted.  She was a devoted wife and mother.  She loved Stan with all her heart and raised one son and two daughters, who loved and adored her.  She supported them in all they did and was their greatest cheerleader.  She was later blessed with grandchildren, whom she thoroughly enjoyed and dearly loved.  She welcomed the opportunity to tend and spend time with them, any chance she got.    She especially enjoyed spending time with her sweetheart, Stan.  She felt great joy in supporting him, in all he did. She also enjoyed vacations, car rides to Spanish Fork, Provo, and Payson Canyons.  One of her favorite trips was going to St. George in the winter months, where it was warm and sunny.

For many years, she suffered silently with physical pain that would eventually take away the quality of life and good health she once enjoyed.  She endured all this with great dignity, strength and humility. All the while, with her loving husband and constant caretaker by her side, she rarely, if ever complained.  Despite her physical limitations, she always had a smile and positive outlook on life, finding ways to joke and enjoy the simple things that brought her joy.  This example, along with her devoted love to her husband, children and grandchildren, will always be remembered and known as her greatest legacy.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Jay Haskell; son, Scott (Chris) Haskell, Monticello, Utah; daughter, Lynette(Blake) Mortensen, Payson, Utah; son-in-law, Victor Camp, Idlelyd Park, Oregon;  her sister, Janet (Randy) Maestas, Orem, Utah; as well as 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Amos and Mary Mecham; daughter, Wendie Tingey Camp; her brother, Jack Mecham; and her sister, Arlene Widdison Chandler.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Maple Creek Hospice, and especially Chris Haskell, for their loving care.

A public viewing will be held Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Utah 84651.  A private family and close-friend funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. following the viewing.  Interment will be in the Payson City Cemetery.

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Public Visitation

Wednesday afternoon, December 29, 2021
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Walker Funeral Home
587 South 100 West
Payson, Utah 84651

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Funeral Service with Family and Close Friends

Wednesday afternoon, December 29, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Walker Funeral Home
587 South 100 West
Payson, Utah 84651

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Interment

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
(following funeral service)
Payson City Cemetery
400 North 800 East
Payson, Utah 84651

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    Judy Spencer says

    Dear Scott,
    Sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing.
    You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless

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      Scott says

      Judy thank you so much for your kind words. Scott

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    Nate & Jill Killian says

    Dear Haskell Family, We are so sad to hear about the passing of Virgie. She honestly was the kindest lady & friend. She was always so positive and brought such class & grace to every room or situation. I will always remember Virgie for her beauty and for the good advice she would share with me. I will always love and appreciate her. We love you all, You are in our Prayers! 💕Love, Nate & Jill Killian

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      Stan says

      Nate and Jill: Thanks for the friendship over the years. Virgie thought the world of all of you! Thanks Stan

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    Nate & Jill Killian says

    Dear Haskell Family, We are so sad to hear about the passing of Virgie. She honestly was the kindest lady & friend. She was always so positive and brought such class & grace to every room or situation. I will always remember Virgie for her beauty and for the good advice she would share with me. I will always love and appreciate her. We love you all, You are in our Prayers! Love, Nate & Jill Killian

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    Ron and Jennie Ruth Alvey says

    Dear Stan and family, what a shock to hear of Virgie’s passing. I knew she’d been having health issues when we talked at Teddi’s graveside but never expected this. She has always been such a fun, kind and beautiful friend. I can’t remember when she wasn’t pleasant and smiling. She and Jolene came by our house a couple of years ago and we talked and laughed for over an hour! We are so blessed to know “Families are Forever “, and so too are treasured friendships, and those sweet memories will be there with you until you meet again. We send our prayers, love, and deepest condolences.
    Ron and Jennie Ruth

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      Stan says

      Ronnie and Jennie Ruth: Thank you so much for your kind words. We never know the future but we know where we are going. Looking forward to the reunion with her. Thanks Stan

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    Wayne and Marjorie Lindsey says

    Dear Stan and kids,
    We are so very deeply sad at the passing of Virgie. A good, kind, positive and always happy soul. Virgie has been such an influence for good in all ways. She has been someone we have loved and admired for fifty years. She touched lives and made you feel like a better person whenever you were around her. She served her Father in Heaven so diligently and will return with honor to his arms again. We will miss our beautiful lovely friend. God bless all of you at this time of loss.

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      Stan says

      Wayne and Marjorie: Thanks for your love and attention you have shared over the years. We could not have asked for better friends. Love you both. Stan

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    Pamela Madsen Irving says

    Dear Stan, Scott and Lynette.
    I am so sad over the loss of my dear friend Virgie. I have so many memories and conversations that are flooding my mind right now. She was the sweetest and most genuine person I’ve ever known.
    She was always so concerned about me. I loved and appreciated her concern.
    She loved Stan so much. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy. She will be missed but that sweet spirit of hers will live on in her children and grandchildren.
    Love and Hugs to all of you, Pam

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      Cindy Daley says

      Stan, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Virgie. Virgie was such a beautiful, and sweet person that truly loved you. I know how well you took care of her and how blessed she felt to have you by her side. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love Key and Cindy Daley

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        Stan says

        Thanks so much for the prayers. Virgie thought the world of you guys. Thanks for your friendship all those years at work. Hope to see you at a better time

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      Stan says

      Virgie was always hoping for the best for you. She appreciated your friendship. Thanks for everything and for taking the time to come to the viewing. It meant slot to all of the family.

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    Cindy Daley says

    Stan, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Virgie. Virgie was such a beautiful, and sweet person that truly loved you. I know how well you took care of her and how blessed she felt to have you by her side. Just wanted you to know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Love Key and Cindy Daley

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