March 25, 1955June 14, 2022 (age 67)

Mary Naylor, 67, of Malad Idaho passed away on Tuesday June 14 at her home after a long illness.

She was the third child of Hyrum Dean and Mary Rae Naylor born on March 25, 1955 in Salt Lake City Utah.

Mary grew up in South Jordan, Ut and attended elementary school there. She attended West Jordan Jr. High and then the family moved to Malad Idaho in 1969. Mary attended Malad High School and graduated with the class of 1973.

She then went to Ricks College and graduated with an Associate degree, then transferred to BYU and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development Family Relations. Following BYU she served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Illinois Chicago mission. Mary loved her mission and was happy to serve for two extra months for a total of 20 months.

After her mission Mary moved to Salt Lake City and worked for a preschool for about a year until she decided to go back to school.

Mary then attended Idaho State University Vocational technology and earned her LPN certificate in 1980. She worked in Idaho Falls in the ICU for 10 years. While working full time Mary earned her Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing. She moved to Salt Lake City in1990 and was a charge nurse in the telemetry unit at Holy Cross Hospital. In 1996 Mary returned to Malad to be closer to her parents. She worked at Oneida County Hospital, Long term care and also did home health. She was a Diabetic educator and taught CNA classes at the hospital. She taught the health professions classes at Malad High school for many years. Mary also was a clinical instructor for the LPN program for a short time through ISU. She retired early due to health problems.

Mary loved traveling when she was younger and took many trips. She traveled all over the United States, Hawaii, Europe and the Middle East. Her favorite place to visit was Israel, especially Jerusalem.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served in many callings including Primary, Relief Society, Visiting Teacher and Cub Scouts.

Although Mary never had any children of her own she was a positive influence in the lives of many students, cub scouts, and her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Craig, Keven (Marcia), Michele (Matt), Curtis, and Laurel (Pat). She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her fur baby cats, Jellybean and Jewels.

Preceded in death by her parents and sister in law Diane Naylor.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday June 21, 2022 at 12 noon in the Malad LDS Stake Center. Friends may visit with the family at the Horsley Funeral Home Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. and Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to going to the church.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Horsley Funeral Homes.

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