Klar Lyman "Ky" Bishop

Updated February 18, 2006

Klar Lyman "Ky" Bishop

Klar Lyman (Ky) Bishop

Klar (Ky) Lyman Bishop 1911 ~ 2006 Our sweet mother finished her sojourn on
earth from her home in Bountiful on Feb. 13th 2006, and was welcomed into the
loving arms of her Heavenly Father and those family members anxiously awaiting
her arrival so that she could begin another chapter on her journey. She was
born December 23, 1911 in Blanding, Utah to Lell Perkins and Albert R. Lyman.
As the 6th of 15 children she held precious memories of her childhood, school,
church, and family, and cherished her loving relationship with her siblings,
her sisters being her best friends. Four of them survive her: Ann Reeve (Grant),
Ellen Atkin (Floyd), Edith Frost, and Guen Smith (Don). At 18, our beautiful
future mother came to Salt Lake, lived with her sister Sara, and worked for
the Primary Children's Hospital and several different clothing manufacturing
factories. She met Marvin James Bishop and married him October 1, 1931 in the
Salt Lake Temple. He preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1995. They welcomed
and loved 10 children into their home, nine of whom survive her: Jay (Geneil),
Duane (Anne), Marva Jones, who preceded her in death Dec. 17, 2005 (Ray),
Lynn (Connie), B. Grant (Camilla), Steven (Nancy, Mercie),
Gary (Vicki, Janice deceased 1986), Pat Godwin, Tamra Bybee (Evan), and
Randy (Diane). She wasaffectionately called "Gwom" by 81 grandchildren and
spouses, 158 great-grandchildren and spouses, and seven great-great-grandchildren,
and was preceded in death by a precious granddaughter, great-granddaughter,
and great-great-grandson. Mom created a loving home for our family, teaching
us the gospel of Jesus Christ through tendering to us as small children her own
spirit of the gospel's love. Through bedtime stories, she opened to us her
testimony of the Book of Mormon and holy scriptures, the edifying lives of past
and present prophets and the uplifting spirit of church history, all related
with the strength of her own love and tenderness, the power of which still abides
and comforts us to this day. She taught us hymns and family songs which we sang
daily before evening and morning prayers, and she gave us a great appreciation
for classical music as well as the lives of the great composers. Our family
learned to harmonize naturally and used that talent to sing for shut-ins all
over the valley, with Christmas caroling being a long-time family tradition.
She sang duets with her husband for many years and with him, belonged to the
Tabernacle Choir for 16 1/2 years. She filled two honorable missions with her
husband to Guatemala City and the Atlanta Georgia Temple. She was an excellent
teacher, instructing in the DUP, as well as various organizations in The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held many leadership positions
including Relief Society and Primary presidents, and was the recipient of an
honorary Golden Gleaner Award. She had a knack for giving readings and telling
stories, being quite the dramatist at many ward, family, and civic functions.
Mother had great empathy for others both in their sorrows and joys, and whether
stranger or friend, would acknowledge her concern and love for them with a note
or verse. Until one year before her death, she remembered the birthdays of her
posterity with a personalized note or verse to each of them. She baked all kinds
of bread, giving countless loaves to friends and family. Even though she was
legally blind and nearly deaf, she cared for herself, in her own home while
doing all her own chores, including keeping a beautiful garden. She was able
to stay in her own home though she was bed-ridden for the last seven months of
her life. We will always remember our precious mother for her deep and abiding
love of the Gospel, that she not only spoke and taught with conviction the
atoning power of our Savior Jesus Christ, but she related the beauty of that
conviction by living a Christ-like life. Mother has requested that Please,
NO FLOWERS, be given. Instead, please send donations in her memory to:
	Perpetual Education Fund
	50 East North Temple 8th floor
	Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1501
Funeral Services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday February 18, 2006
at the Bountiful 5th Ward, 990 North Chapel Dr.
Friends may call February 17 from 7-9 p.m. at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary,
727 North 400 East and Saturday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to services.

Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery

e-mail condolences to lbm@lindquistmortuary.com
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