Mary Jane Hafen

Santa Clara, Utah — Mary Jane Rich Hafen, 82, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 in her home surrounded by her children. She was born October 12, 1938 in Montpelier, Idaho to Dr. Spencer Haines and Mary Jane Settle Rich. She was the oldest of three children. Mary Jane grew up in Paris, Idaho where she attended Emerson Elementary School and Fielding High School. She graduated from Fielding High School in 1956 then attended Utah State University majoring in Business. There she met the love of her life, Darryl Grant Hafen. They married on August 5, 1961 in Paris, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St George Temple on December 27, 1962.

Mary Jane enjoyed working in a variety of jobs where she met people from all walks of life. Her fun personality, her decorating skills, and her salesmanship abilities were especially appreciated when working in various gift shops. She was great at decorating Christmas trees, and one year decorated eight for the Jubilee of Trees. She belonged to a pinochle club and a literary club where she enjoyed spending quality time with friends. She enjoyed helping with the Academic Decathlon program held every year in St George. She also served on the board of Washington County School Foundation for a number of years. Jane also volunteered her time with the Huntsman World Senior Games. She continued helping with the Jubilee of Trees every year until she was physically unable to continue. Jane was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she had callings in the Primary, Relief Society, and Young Womens’ programs. She was also a visiting teacher and loved forming friendships with those to whom she was assigned. Mary Jane was a fun and devoted mother and grandmother, and her greatest joys came from time spent with family. She leaves behind a treasure of memories and love.

Mary Jane is survived by two children: Darryl Trent Hafen, Santa Clara, Utah; Darci Jane (Vanessa) Hafen, St George, Utah; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Eleanor Wilkes, Morgan, Utah; and one brother, Spencer (Laurie) Rich, Paris, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Darryl, her son Troy, her parents, her parents-in-law, one sister-in-law, Gloria Kezos, and one nephew, Wade Hafen.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22, 2021, 1:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary. The viewing will be held before the funeral from 11:00 -12:30 pm. Interment will take place at the Santa Clara Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to view the funeral online:    and enter password MJH2021.

The family would like to acknowledge Canyon Home and Hospice for their support.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at



11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Second Visitation


1:00 pm


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


2:00 pm
Santa Clara Cemetery
3780 Windmill Drive
Santa Clara, UT 84765

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2 Responses

  1. Mary Jane has been a choice friend since we met at High School. She has brought joy into my life through her outgoing personality, kindness, and love for others. She often expressed love and appreciation for her eternal companion and family. Through life’s trials, she was valiant in exercising her faith and doing everything possible to lift others. Her generosity in giving a lifetime in serving others was remarkable.

    I will always be grateful that we were able to share one another’s burdens as well as happy and memorable times that we shared on various vacation trips with our friends. Until we meet again, God Bless!

  2. Mary jJane and Daryl entered our circle of friendship in recent years and earned a place close to our hearts as two people who enriched our lives greatly. Mary Jane was always proper and engaging and lots of fun to be around. She was naturally inquisitive and listened intently and always asked penetrating questions. Her wisdom and grace were attributes the caused you to seek her out in any gathering. God claimed he for the final journey home and she parted quietly and with dignity. May her memory and legacy be eternal. In friendship and supportive prayer to the family she has left behind. Frank and Annie Carlin.

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