Published: April 7, 2005
Jean Marie (Tyson) Du Val
June 7, 1921 April 5, 2005
Former Groveland resident Jean Marie (Tyson) Du Val died Tuesday at a care home in Orem, Utah. She was 83.
She was born in Harrisville, Mich., to Samuel Tyson and Nora Mabel (Jennings) Tyson. She attended Michigan State University, and then attended teaching school in Glennie, Mich., for two years. She enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served as a physical therapist during and after World War II. After release from active duty, she returned to Michigan State University and received her degree.
She married Virgil Lee Holley Du Val on July 21, 1951, in The United Methodist Church in Glennie.
She and her family were converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1962. She served in many positions in the church, including in the relief society. She lived in Groveland from 1985 to 2002, when she moved to Utah.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Virgil Du Val of Utah; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Scott and Pamela Du Val of Utah; a grandson, Gregory Thayer Du Val of Utah; granddaughters, Paige Mikel Du Val, and LeAnn Du Val Johnson and her husband, Trey William Johnson, all of Utah; and a great-grandson, Connor William Johnson of Utah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Deborah Lynne Du Val.
A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Groveland. After the service, burial will be in the family plot at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a favorite charity.
Walker Sanderson Funeral Home in Orem, Utah, is handling arrangements. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.