Born: July 30, 1947
Place of Birth: Pocatello, ID
Death: June 6, 2012
Place of Death: Murray, UT
Occupation: Master Gardner
Hobbies: Family, Gardening, Photography, Scrapbooking & Genealogy
Organizations: Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
This memorial provided by:
McDougal Funeral Home
Elizabeth “Liz” Ann
Horner Bookwalter Gurr
Liz returned to her Father in Heaven on June 6, 2012, surrounded by family, after a long struggle with Congestive Heart Failure. Liz was born on July 30, 1947 in Pocatello, ID to Donald Leigh Horner Sr. and Irene Frances Mander. She was the 3rd of 11 children. Liz married Dale Edward Bookwalter, on March 31, 1967; they had one daughter and later divorced. In 1974 she met the love of her life Charles “Keith” Gurr. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 9, 1975. Keith brought his daughter from previous marriage. On May 27, 1978 Liz, Keith and Liz’s daughter were sealed in the St George Temple. Keith passed away on January 17, 1979. She was reunited with Keith 3 days short of their 38th wedding anniversary. Survived by her daughter, Mari Lisa (Mark) Hebel, step-daughter, Lisa (Rob) Nielson; grandchildren, Erick, MeLissa, and Keith Hebel, Staci, Corey (Sadee) Nielson; great-grandchild, Coleman Nielson; siblings, Donald Jr.( Phyllis), Robbie (Leroy) Garcia, Nancy (Ken)Phillips, Joy (Ken) Fingerlos, Thomas, Richard (Yvonne), Nata (Chris) Garbett, Barbara (Dirck) Kenstler, Sue (Tillman) Hathaway; brothers and sisters in-law, Clark (Barbara) Gurr, Earl Gurr, Doralee (Mitch) McAllister, Annalu (Kelly) Ure and 196 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, parents, parents-in-laws, 1 brother, 1 brother-in-law, 1 sister-in-law, 3 nieces and ex-husband.
Liz was a faithful member of the LDS Church. She attended Pocatello High, LDS Business College, and Utah State Extension Service for her Master Gardener Courses. She was a member of Lamda Delta Sigma Sorority, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and The Amazing Susan Boyle fan website. Liz was a Master Gardener for LDS Church and had many passions in life including family, taking family snapshots, gardening, scrapbooking and genealogy. Liz enjoyed planning family reunions, Arrowhead Press parties, and any type of family get-togethers. She strived to attend all events that were important in her daughter’s, grand-children’s, siblings and many nieces and nephews lives.
Betsy loved her family unconditionally and will be dearly missed. She was the glue that held us together. We are all grateful for the time we had with her. She “Dreamed a Dream” of a united family that is both here and beyond the grave. In Betsy’s honor, spend time doing some family history with your loved ones and be there for each other.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012, 11 am, at the Bennion 4th Ward, 6250 So. 2200 W. Family and friends may call Friday, 6-8 pm at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Rd and Saturday at the church, 10-10:45 am prior to services. Interment, Sigurd Cemetery.