Garland- Alta Rhodes Munns, 93, passed away on March 16, 2017 in Tremonton, Utah. She was born on August 4, 1923 in East Garland, Utah to Jasper and Ellen Rhodes. She married Eldon T. Munns on November 22, 1945 in Garland, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple.
Alta went to Garland Elementary and graduated from Bear River High School. She worked in Salt Lake and then came home to work on the family farm with her brother Carl during the war. Alta then married Eldon, the love of her life, after he returned home from the war. They enjoyed dancing, fishing, and rock hunting in Park valley, going to annual Army parties, and the annual pheasant hunt with family and friends.
Alta was a member of the Garland 1st Ward, enjoying 17 years of teaching the blazers & trekkers class in the primary and other callings. She enjoyed quilting with her friends, playing softball, helping at the box Elder County Fair, cooking for the hired hands, and feeding all her cats on the farm. Alta had a great zeal for life and had a great time wherever she was. Most of all she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren!
She is the mother of Terry, Sue, Jody, infant daughter Becky, Clint, and Jay; grandmother of 24; great grandmother of 52 with three on the way; sister of Ross, Dick, Urse, Fay, Eula, Dale, Beth (Rock Springs, WY), Zoop (Ray), Spivis (Carl), Lee, Dan, Shorty (Blaine, East Garland), Margene, and Gerry.
She is survived by her children; daughter-in-law Paula (Jerry) Allred, Tremonton, daughter Sue (Len) Allen, Garland, son-in-law, Rex Leatham, Eden, Utah and sons, Clint (Brenda) Munns, Garland, Jay (Debbie) Munns, Garland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 66 years; son Terry. Daughters Jody Leatham and Becky, son-in-law, Thad Poulter; twelve siblings and the majority of her good friends.
Funeral services for Alta will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Viewings will be held on Tuesday evening, March 21, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. and prior to the funeral from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. All services will be held at the Rogers & Taylor Funeral Home (111 N. 100 E.- Tremonton, UT). Interment in the Garland Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Intermountain Health and Hospice, the Bear River Valley Care Center, Dr. Miller, his staff, and Kami Haslem.