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Lucy Anne Freestone

Lucy Anne Freestone

Feb. 8, 1943 - May 12, 2024

Date of Service: May 17, 2024

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MALTA – Lucy Anne Covington Freestone, age 81, passed away peacefully at her home in Malta, Idaho, on Sunday, May 12, 2024, surrounded by her family.

Lucy was born Feb 8, 1943, in Hurricane, Utah, to Justin Max Covington and Lillian (Chamberlain) Covington.

She married Douglas Grant Freestone on Sept 1, 1961, in Vernal, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – St. George Utah Temple on May 29, 1964.

Lucy and Doug started their family in Vernal and lived there for the next seven years on the family ranch. After a series of moves over the next nine years the family finally settled on Arimo Ranch near Arimo, Idaho, in the spring of 1977.

They lived and worked for Arimo Ranch in Marsh Valley for the next 12 years until the ranch acquired additional properties near Malta, Idaho.

Lucy and Doug’s move to Malta in the spring of 1989 was their last major move. Lucy has lived in the Malta area for the past 35 years.

Lucy was very dedicated to her family. She rarely missed a sporting event or other activity involving her children or grandchildren. Without fail she always put the interests and desires of her family ahead of her own.

She was a lifelong member of the church, and was extremely conscientious about her many callings over the years. If something needed doing she would make it happen. She loved the church and was a model member.

She liked cooking (she was a fabulous cook), reading, camping, picnics, her family reunions, and hiking when she was younger. Additionally she enjoyed DUP and the Malta Book Club.

She is survived by her step-mother, Anne Covington of Draper Utah; her sons, Doug Freestone Jr. (Linda) of Park Valley, Utah and Downey, Idaho, Wes Freestone of Pocatello, Idaho; and daughter, Deena Williams (Layne) of Taylor, Utah; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Freestone Sr.; her parents, Justin Covington and Lillian Covington; her brother, Jeff Covington; and her son, Terry Freestone.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Malta Ward, located at 280 North 1st West, in Malta, with Bishop Lane Schumann officiating. Burial will follow at the Arimo, Idaho Cemetery later that day.

Family and friends will be received from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service on Friday.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/WEEbow7OoSE.

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From Karren Chamberlain Nemrow:
Lucy Anne was one of the infamous 4WOWS from 4th grade to forever. We were a group of young girls growing up in tiny little Hurricane back when childhood was magic! Saturdays consisted of hurrying to get our required chores done so we could get together and hike our hearts out - hiking in the dry desert, down to the river and the trash dump, crossing over volcanos on the way. It was wonderful. Lucy Anne was known as Yculenna Notgnivoc in this special group - there was also Noner Notgnivoc, Annaeiram Tyoh, and me - Nerrak Nialrebmahc. Those were the days!!! We loved each other and treasured our times together. I am missing all of them. I am the last 4WOW on earth. I miss them all. It will be so fun to sit down in Heaven together and remember.
From Vickie Gunter:
Lucy Ann always sent me a birthday card and Christmas card every year without fail. We were in Primary Presidency together in Arimo when they lived there. She will always be dear to my heart.
From Blaine Campbell:
Wes, Kole, and Karla, sorry to hear about the passing of your mother and grandmother. She was one of the good ones. I remember visiting her at the ranch house in Bridge with Larry K. and just listening to her stories and especially her joyous smile and laughter. She was one of those people that everyone loved to be around. Her cookies were legendary. Cherish those sacred memories until you meet again.
From Elmoine Wight:
I have known Lucy for many years, mostly through our D.U.P. participation. She was wonderful. She sent a birthday card to me every year on my birthday. She so loving. I loved her dearly and will miss her. But I know she is happy today, back with her sweetheart and our of pain.
From Denise Bagley:
I met Lucy at a 2015 Christmas party at the Maddox Restaurant. Her ready smile and genuine interest in others was instantly evident. She made me feel welcome and clearly enjoyed the company of family and long-time friends. Her love for family continues as she attends an eternal family reunion without end.
From Bon & Bill Haslem:

Lucy was a kind, loving unselfish person. We will always remember her, and love her. I could not have asked for a better sister-in-law. Our love goes out to the family.. We would love to be there for the funeral, but we are both incapitated by Covid virus. We are grateful that it will be broadcast.
From Sharon Campbell Yarbrough :
So sorry for the loss of our sweet classmate, Lucy Anne. Sending healing prayers to her family. She will be missed by all who knew her.
From Cody and Lisa Barfuss:
Lucy Anne was such a kind loving person. She took care of me when my husband worked for the Ranch. We never felt like a worker, but more like part of a family. After we left the ranch she sent a handwritten Christmas card every year and kept us up on news. She will be greatly missed. We pray for comfort and peace for the family at this time and send our love
From Connie Oman:
I thought a lot of Lucy. She was the nicest lady ever. I knew her in our D U P camp. She was so good to me.
From Joanne :
Deena and Layne, may her memory be a blessing. Sending you love and hugs!
From Jonathan Lewis:
Sister Freestone was one of my favorite primary teachers. She was so kind to us. All growing up she always checked in on me and made sure I was okay. I loved her very much.
From Leota Covington Kleinman:
She was my cousin and a good friend of my big sister Geneal. I haven’t seen Lucy Ann for years but I remember her when I’d play with Geneva and Jeff when we were little. She was always very nice to me.
From Mary Alice Telford:
Lucy was one of my favorite ladies in Malta! Kind and soft-spoken. For 10 years since we moved from Malta, Lucy sent a handwritten Christmas card. Loved her knowledge and spirit of the Gospel.
From Connie Stansbury:
Lucy was one of the most sweetest ladies I have ever met. She was always so friendly and deeply caring. I met her through the animal clinic where I worked, and thoroughly enjoyed visiting with her when she would come in. My deepest sympathy is sent to the family during this great loss. Rest peacefully beautiful lady.
From LaNae Hiatt:
Kole, I am so sorry you have temporarily lost your grandmother. She sounds like a great one

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