Mae Scoville passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 6, 2022, in Bountiful, Utah, at the age of 96.
Mae was born May 20, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Charles and Ella Kuntz Hooke, the fifth of six children. She grew up in Missoula, Montana, and Spokane, Washington, graduating from North Central High School in 1944.
As a youth, she enjoyed all sports and desired to be a PE teacher. She wasn’t able to go to college, but continued learning, perfecting her office skills. She served as a stake missionary for her church, and worked in the scout office for the Boy Scouts of America. She had fond memories of hiking and biking to Coeur d’Alene Lake with dear friends.
She married Walter Elwood Scoville on October 7, 1950, in the Cardston Alberta Canada Temple. She worked in the banking industry until they started a family. They lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, and then moved to San Francisco, California, where four of their children were born. They then settled in Belmont, California, where they added three more children and raised their family. After living in Belmont for thirty years, they moved to Bountiful, Utah, in 1990.
She was a talented homemaker, preparing balanced family meals was a skill she learned from her mother. She taught these skills to her daughters who taught them to their sons and daughters affecting generations. She was a skilled seamstress, sewing many of her daughters’ clothes. She was creative and artistic. She spent many hours researching her family history. She and her husband, Elwood, compiled stories, pictures, and documents to preserve their heritage.
Mae and Elwood were the perfect team. They were wonderful examples of Christ-like living and were united in their life goals. They taught their children, by example, the importance of living the gospel. Their focus was on eternal principles and truths. They understood the importance of education and sacrificed to give each of their children the opportunity for a college education and successful career. To help with this goal, Mae went back to work, working for the county social services and sheriff’s offices. The added income was a blessing to her family and the pension she earned also became a blessing to her later in life.
She used her many talents to bless others as she served in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She spent many years serving in the Relief Society and other organizations. Following Elwood’s passing in 1991, she served a full-time mission in Houston, Texas. Upon her return she enjoyed serving in the Bountiful Temple as an ordinance worker and coordinator for many years. She was willing to serve in any capacity and even served as Beehive Advisor at age 80.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings Marguerite Perry, Charles Hooke, Earl Hooke, and Ralph Hooke. She is survived by her sister, Natalie Saunders, and seven children: Karen (Bernard) Duke, Walter (Jodi) Scoville, Dean Scoville, Claudia (Richard) Evans, Lenore (Kevin) Smith, Mary (Ron) Leckington, Glen Scoville, 27 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren with 3 on the way, and many nieces and nephews.
She lived a full and rich life. She was dependable and true to the things she knew to be right.
A celebration of Mae’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment: Ogden City Cemetery.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below.