Gillies Funeral Chapel


Fern Wood Sears

October 22, 1922 ~ August 7, 2017

Family graveside service: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Idaho


"Together Forever Again"

BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister and friend, Fern Wood Sears passed away in Perry, Utah on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was born in Salt Lake City, UT October 22, 1922 to Kenneth and Anna Johanna Viehweg Wood. Most of her early life was spent growing up on a farm with 4 sisters in Clifton, ID where she learned to work hard in sugar beet fields. She married Dean Clifton Sears on April 29, 1941 in the Logan LDS Temple where they lived on a farm in Clifton until they purchased a dairy farm in 1958 and moved to Whitehall, MT. She loved Montana and raising her children on the farm. After they sold the farm and retired in 1973, they moved to Logan, UT to be closer to family, and a temple where they served as supervisors in the Logan Temple Baptistry for a number of years. They loved working with the youth as they came to do baptisms. Dean passed away in 1988, and in 1992 Fern moved to Brigham City, and resided here until her death. Fern loved to keep busy. She had many hobbies and collections. She loved to make and send cards every year to all of her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids, as well as many others to brighten their day. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in all the auxiliaries, including Relief Society President several times. Her most cherished time was spent with family. Fern joined her husband, and a grandchild, Phillip who predeceased her, as well as her parents and two sisters, Patricia Beckstead and Naudine Redington. She leaves behind a great posterity, all of whom knew of her love for them and her strong testimony of the gospel. Surviving are her six children; Kenneth (Loretta) Sears; Boyd (Penny) Sears; Lynden (Genelle) Sears; Ronald (Janet) Sears; Kathryn (Dale) Bennion; Janis Sears; 22 grandchildren, 69 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and two sisters, Maxine Fisher; Kenna (Gene) Bell; one brother-in-law, Lee Redington. The family would like to thank all those who assisted in mom's care. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to the LDS Church Mission Fund or Primary Children's Medical Center. Family graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Idaho. On Friday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. there will be an informal get together for family and friends at the Brigham City South Stake Center Relief Society Room at 865 South 300 West. As per Fern's desires no public viewing will be held.

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The Pete and Darlene Patacini family send our sympathies to the Sears family. I recall coming to the family ranch with my mom when I was younger. Fern was a dear friend to my mom and shared many recipes with her. Still to this day our family enjoys her oatmeal and applesauce cookies. I have made them all of my life. We are sorry for your loss. We all have fond memories of your entire family. My mom now lives her in Billings. She is 84. My dad Pete passed away in 1991.



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