Mary Sullivan Hasfurther

Mary Sullivan Hasfurther, 101, died Thursday, May 2, 2019 in St. George, Utah. She was born December 19, 1917 in St. George, Utah to Victor and Clio McArthur Sullivan. She married Wilfrid M. Hasfurther November 29, 1938 in St. George, Utah.
Mary has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she has served as Relief Society President, a Young Women leader, a Primary worker and a temple worker at the St. George Temple. Mary was a beautician and homemaker. She was an avid quilter, an excellent seamstress and made beautiful handiwork items (crochet, needlepoint, etc.). She will be remembered for her beautiful wedding cakes and flower arrangements. Mary was always willing to give of her time in helping other in her family, ward and neighborhood. She loved music, was an accomplished pianist and accompanied her junior high band. A top priority was fishing, traveling and having fun with family and friends, especially fishing in Alaska. She loved to garden and have fresh flowers in her house.
Mary was a loyal Dixie State College and University supporter and was on their alumni board for many years. Mary was presented the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to Dixie College at Homecoming in 1997. She received an award for appreciation for outstanding service as a Distinguished Citizen and Friend of Dixie State College Mary 2, 2003. She was president of the Lady Lions in Cedar City and active in NARFE. Mary was a long-time member of the Literary Arts Club and was chosen as the Orchid Lady by this group for the 2003-2004 year.
Survivors include Mary Robertson of Dublin, OH; Victor Hasfurther (Marilyn) of St. George, UT; Judith Cahoon (Charles) of Boise, ID; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Cleo Wardle of St. George, UT. Her husband and one son, Kenneth Hasfurther preceded her in death.
A viewing will be held at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., on Friday evening May 10 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the St. George Stake Center, 591 W. 500 N., St. George. There will be a viewing prior to services from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Stake Center. Interment will take place in the St. George City Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign her online guestbook at



6-8 p.m.

Second Visitation

9:30-10:30 a.m.


11 a.m.


St. George Stake Center
591 W. 500 N.
St. George, UT.


3 p.m.
St. George Cemetery
700 E. Tabernacle
St. George, UT

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5 Responses

  1. I’m sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.

  2. Aunt Mary was a very special person in my life. I knew she loved me no matter what, and she made me feel like I was important to her. She and Uncle Bill took me and Ken to New York City in 1968. Ken and I were born the same year, so when I was at the U of Utah, Ken would pick me up on his way to St, George for Thanksgiving. Mary always sent us back with cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookies. It seems like Mary, being the oldest sister, was the anchor for the Sullivan family. We could count on her. She was the best! Tears are flowing as I write this. I feel so blessed that she was with us for so long, and I already miss her smile and laughter. I honor her memory. Hugs to Mary Frances, Vic, and Judy.

  3. My mom Nelda Whitehead was a very close friend to her and her sisters. She was a very special lady to me and always had a smile on her face. There will be rejoicing in heaven with all of the LUNCH LADIES.
    Prayers with the family.
    From the Howard and Nelda Whitehead family.

  4. You are loved by so many and will be missed tremendously. You were one of a kind and I am so blessed to call you Grandma.

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