Mary Lou Halford, 67, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2017, in Preston, Idaho, surrounded by family. Mary Lou was born on February 14th, 1950, to Duane and Beth Allen Lish, in Pocatello, Idaho.
She is survived by her mother Beth, her sisters Pat Slayden (Jack) and Janice Oliver (Dennis) and her brother, Craig (Lisa), all of Pocatello. She is also survived by her husband, DeLynn (Preston); her three sons, Brandon (West Bountiful, UT), Chris (Tami, Layton UT), and Tyler (Rebecca, Rochester NY); and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, and a brother, Duane, and a son, Timothy.
She graduated from Pocatello High School and LDS seminary in 1968. She attended ISU for two years before serving a full-time LDS mission in Boston, MA. Upon returning from her mission, she married DeLynn Halford on September 16th, 1976, in the Logan, Utah LDS temple. Mary Lou was a lifelong active member of the LDS church and served faithfully in a variety of church callings, including Relief Society President, Primary President, and Young Women's President. While raising her boys in Afton, WY, she was employed for 15 years as the secretary of the LDS Seminary. Mary Lou was always kind, loving, and worthy and will be missed by all who knew her. The family would like to thank the staff at the Heritage Home in Preston for their loving care of Mary Lou.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at noon in the Preston Eighth Ward Chapel, 213 S. 2nd E., Preston, Idaho. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 South 8th East, Preston, Idaho and Saturday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com