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Miriam Lucy Goodman Whetton

Miriam Lucy Goodman Whetton

Miriam was born July 3, 1958 in Tucson Arizona, and passed away on August 26, 2022, in Gilbert, Arizona, with family by her side. She is survived by her husband, David, and their four daughters: Lindsay (Don) Elmer, Lucy (Aaron) Hansen, Kimberlee Krok, and Kiersten (Heath) Hart, and 19 grandchildren. She is also survived by seven siblings: Dolores, Ramona, Anthony, Pierce, Nick, Matt and Taylor.

Miriam and David enjoyed a wonderful life together raising a family, attending church, and fulfilling many church callings. They enjoyed water and snow skiing activities, going on family vacations, attending family reunions, traveling to many places and always looking forward to new adventures during their 44 years of marriage.

As a Registered Nurse for over 35 years, Miriam dedicated herself to this noble career where she worked in and managed an emergency room setting, was a flight nurse for both fixed wing and helicopter, served as a surgical nurse, and attended to patients’ pre- and post-operative care, not to mention being the “family” nurse when we all sought her medical advice.

Miriam loved her family more than anything with two basic wishes, to love and be loved.  She basked in planning events and activities with her children and grandchildren. Seeing her own children raise their families with love, kindness and respect for all brought her great joy. She loved being a grandmother.  Miriam was devoted to God and her church with unshakable faith that God is in the details of our lives and there is a plan for all of us.  When her health worsened, she simply said, “I am not afraid to die, and I have the faith to be healed, and I have the faith not to be healed. I just do not want to go.”  She leaves a beautiful legacy of love. Rest in Peace our beloved Miriam.

With Eternal Love,

David, Lindsay, Lucy, Kimberlee, and Kiersten
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