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The Standard Journal, 03/31/06
Grace Hayes Derricott, 87, a longtime resident of St. Anthony, Idaho died Thursday,
March 30, 2006, in the Franklin Co. Rehabilitation Center in Preston, Idaho . Grace was
born Jan. 14, 1919, at Stringtown, the daughter of Alma Hess Hayes and Lottie Smart Hayes.
She attended grade school and high school in Georgetown, Idaho . She also attended Ricks
College in Rexburg for two years.
She married Wayne Smith Derricott on July 16, 1935 in Paris. The marriage was later
solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They lived at Liberty, Idaho in the Bear Lake
area for 14 years, then Sugar City for 21 years before moving to St. Anthony, Idaho . Mr.
Derricott died on Nov. 10, 1982. Grace continued to live in St. Anthony until the last few
years when she moved to Preston to be near her son.
Grace was always active in the LDS Church, serving as Young Women’s president in
Liberty LDS Ward. She served an LDS mission to the North Carolina-Charlotte mission. She
was a member of the Daughters of Utah pioneers and served as captain twice in Sugar City
and once in St. Anthony.
She worked at Ricks College and as a nurse at the Idaho Industrial Training Center near
St. Anthony. The family also managed the cheese house in Sugar City which was owned by
Nelson Ricks Creamery.
She is survived by her children, DelMar S. (Sharon) Derricott of Preston, Vance (Marie)
Derricott of Macks Inn, Shirley Evva (Eddie) West of Idaho Falls, and Carol Renae (Duane)
Hatch of Clearfield, Utah; 14 grandchildren and many great and great-greatgrandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by eight brothers, four sisters and two
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. in the St. Anthony LDS 2nd LDS Ward
by Bishop Myron Powell. Friends may call at the church from noon until the time of
services. Burial will be in the St. Anthony Riverview Cemetery under the direction of the
Bidwell Funeral Home.