Orvella Mills Braithwaite, 88, from Manti, Utah passed away at Crestwood Care Center in Ogden, Utah on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.
She was born in Sterling, Utah on June 18, 1928, to Orval and Caroline Funk Mills. She married her sweetheart, Carl J. Braithwaite, on Dec. 15, 1944 in Sterling, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
Orvella had a love of crafts and never ran across a crafting idea she didn’t have to try. Once she made one, you knew that at least a hundred more were coming.
Her love of crafts covered the spectrum from crocheting to making cards to Tri-Chem and sewing. She made many blankets, dolls and cards. Orvella spent many hours teaching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to crochet and complete some of the crafts she loved to work on.
Orvella’s other passion was to go fishing with her husband during the year.
She is survived by her five children, Tony (Lee) Braithwaite, Henderson, Nev.; Russel (Jane) Braithwaite, Arizona City, Ariz.; Cathy (Gary) Hammond, Ogden, Utah; Diane (Kay) Watt, Washington, Utah; and Debra Chase (Clint Lloyd),West Jordan, Utah; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Braithwaite; her parents; siblings, Iva, Jessie, Lue, Theda; and great-grandson, Trent DeMille.
Graveside services and interment will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Magleby Mortuary in Manti. Friends may call prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Magleby Mortuary, Manti. Interment will follow in the Manti City Cemetery.
Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina, and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com.