July 7, 2013, our beloved LaDean Hendricks was released from her mortal mission and passed from this world into the association of waiting relatives and the God who gave her life. During her 89 years she experienced a full rewarding life through service dedicated to our Heavenly Father, her family and others. She always tried to follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ and left a legacy of loving memories for all who knew her.
LaDean was born April 11, 1924 to Joseph Woodward and Luella Bradshaw Murray, inside her grandparents' home in Tremonton, Utah. Her writings reflect the joys of youth and play during her early family life with her brothers, Joseph, George and sisters, Sarah, Luella, Mabel and Martha. Her family experienced Martha’s death from diphtheria and other misfortunes that beset farming families of that era. She lived in the small towns of Garland and Delta, Utah where her father worked for various grain mills.
LaDean moved with her family to Grace, Idaho while she was in elementary school where her father farmed. She knew the pleasures and hard work of a country life. She excelled in school and enjoyed friendships and activities that a small town can offer. She graduated from Grace High School.
LaDean experienced the emotions and everyday effects of World War II as she saw classmates and relatives enter the military service. LaDean received the courtship of her future husband, Robort Harlow Hendricks, and reminisced about the dances and church meetings they attended together. At age 19, LaDean and Bob were sealed on November 10, 1943 for time and eternity in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple. They were blessed with five children; Robert Dean, Pamela, Michael, Morgan and Marsha.
LaDean and Bob worked on family farms in Grace, Idaho. LaDean managed family and church assignments while she attended classes to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. While she was proficient in the technical skills of nursing, she also loved those she ministered to.
LaDean and Bob moved to Blackfoot in 1962. LaDean worked as a nurse at the State Hospital South, and retired after many years of compassionate service. She received awards and commendations for her selfless nursing efforts.
LaDean loved to read, sew, crochet and cook. She spent much of her time in service to others.
LaDean and Bob served faithfully in the LDS Church during their busy years of work and family life. When they retired, they served as ordinance workers in the Idaho Falls Temple, served two missions to the Temple Visitors Center and served in the local Family History library.
Their home reflected the phrase, “Where love is, there God is also.”
LaDean was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, a grandchild and a great-grandchild.
She is survived by her husband, Robert H. Hendricks, and their children; Robert Dean (Marilee) Hendricks, Pamela (Robert) Carey, Michael (Larita) Hendricks, Morgan (Miriam) Hendricks and Marsha (Troy) Ricks. They have been blessed with wonderful grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren who have all had an opportunity to sit on their grandmother’s lap, and enjoy the wonders of childhood, just as LaDean did, so many years ago.
The family thanks the physicians, health and hospice care givers who attended to our Mother.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Blackfoot East Stake Center, 1289 Mount Putnam Dr., Blackfoot with Bishop J.D. Tolman conducting.
The family will meet with friends on Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot and for one hour prior to the service at the stake center.
Interment will be in the Grove City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org .