Doris Shirley McGuire Mountford

St. George, Utah –

Doris Shirley McGuire Mountford, 86, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, surrounded by her children.  Doris was born June 12, 1935 in Park City, Utah to Orson and Lila Wright McGuire.  She married James Frank Mountford on June 11, 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They were the parents of four children.

She grew up in a large happy family in Daniel, Utah in the home built by her grandfather McGuire. She graduated from Wasatch High School.  In 1972, Doris and family moved from Heber City to St. George and have lived here ever since.

She worked in the family business as the bookkeeper for Classic Printing. After the death of her husband Jim, she became the managing partner of the business.  She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Primary teacher, Relief Society instructor, newsletter editor, librarian, and greeter.  She enjoyed gardening and had some of the most beautiful geraniums on the block.  Mom loved watching the hummingbirds and the lizards that were in her garden. She liked to read, spend time in the desert and the mountains.

Doris is survived by a daughter, Peggy Watson (Scott), Sandy, Utah; sons, Kevin Mountford, San Diego, California and Kelly Mountford, St. George, Utah; daughter-in-law, Karen G. Mountford, Gilbert, Arizona; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Her three sisters and brother also survive her.

Her husband, Jim and son, Jeffrey, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary.  Friends may call on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary.

Family and friends that are unable to attend are invited to view the funeral service by clicking on the link below.

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Internment will be at the Tonaquint Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, Utah.

Her family wishes to thank the ER and ICU doctors and staff at St. George Regional Hospital and Dr. Michael Galindo, the nurses and staff of KPC Promise of Salt Lake for their special care of Doris.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Doris’ guest book at



9:00 – 10:30 am

Second Visitation


11:00 am


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


12:00 pm
Tonaquint Cemetery
1777 S. Dixie Dr.
St. George, Utah

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  1. I was so sorry to learn about the death of your mom. Doris was always such a lovely lady. So well put together and sweet and kind. Your mom was always so very supportive to me and my family over the years. My heart aches for the sadness you now have to bear. We have lots of wonderful memories of you all. 💔💔 Merle Giles Ireland and family

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