Nedra Hyer Muir

Nedra Hyer Muir, 88, passed away on Sept. 17, 2019 from Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on Feb. 28, 1931 in Lewiston, UT to Clester & Ercille Hyer. She graduated from North Cache High School and attended BYU. She married LaRell David Muir on June 10, 1952 in the Logan Temple. They raised their family in Murray, Utah, and upon retiring moved to St. George, Utah, and remained for 32 years. Nedra’s most cherished and valued career was that of wife to her sweetheart, and mother to their five children. She was an excellent homemaker and seamstress, which eventually turned into a favored hobby of quilting. Each of her 20 grandchildren have received a beautiful quilt from grandma as they married. Forty-four great grandchildren add to her treasure trove of family, with two more on their way. Nedra had an undying testimony of her Savior and served faithfully in many capacities in both ward and stake leadership.
Upon retirement, David and Nedra served a mission at the Hill Cumorah Visitors Center in New York. They later served together as counselor and assistant matron in the St. George Temple prior to being called to serve as Temple President and Matron. Together they served faithfully with their wonderful friends, the ordinance workers, and patrons of the temple.
Declining health brought new and difficult changes, but through it all, Nedra remained endlessly devoted to her husband – and he to her. She is survived by her husband, David, children Dale (Linda), Barbara (Kerry) Johnson, Steve (Kim), Marianne (Paul) Ruben & Scott (Lynette). 20 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren. Also her brothers, Ruel, Paul & David. She was preceded in death by her brother, Wally.
Our deepest gratitude and love to her excellent caregivers for the past 5 months at The Meadows Memory Care – they are like family to us, and also Zion’s Way Hospice for guiding us through this difficult process.
Funeral services will be held at Spilsbury Mortuary on Monday Sept. 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing Sun. Sept. 22 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will take place in the Santa Clara Cemetery.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Nedra’s online guestbook at



5:00-7:00 pm

Second Visitation

9:30-10:30 p.m.


11:00 a.m.


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


12:00 pm
Santa Clara City Cemetery

Guest Book

4 Responses

  1. Dear Bishop Muir, Barbara, and family,

    So sorry to learn of your wife and mother’s passing. I am thinking of you all and praying for you at this time. I remember all the fun times we spent at your house in Murray when we were rowing up. Nedra was always so kind to us. I always felt at home there. She was a wonderful woman, so loving to her children’s friends. She was a wonderful bishop’s wife. I am so sorry for your loss and yet happy for her release from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. Our whole family loves you all ♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 God bless and keep you.

  2. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire Muir family. We know Nedra was an exemplary woman and leaves a wonderful legacy. Our lives have been blessed by our friendship with Dale and Linda. We hope all of Nedra’s loved ones feel joy and comfort at this tender time of remembrance.
    With much love, Mark and Michelle Lalli

  3. President Muir:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of your sweet wife by your side during your tenure as stake president. I will always be grateful to you for your kind counsel and advise during my years in your stake. May the Lord bless you and your family during this difficult time.

    Craig Hammer

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