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LaRue Morgan Prince

06/20/1928 - 09/06/2021
Service Date: 09/25/2021
Service Time: 1:00 PM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,1345 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203
Visitation Date: 09/25/2021
Visitation Time: 12:00 PM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,1345 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203
Interment: Memorial Holladay Cemetery

Our beautiful angel mother, LaRue Morgan Prince, peacefully passed away in her home (Mesa, AZ) on Monday, September 6, 2021.  LaRue was born on Sims Ranch in Shoshone, Idaho, June 20, 1928, to Evera and Zora Nebeker Morgan. At the age of four her family moved to Kimberly, Idaho. LaRue loved living on the farm and spent hours in the fields working alongside her father. She participated in sports and was on the high school women’s basketball team.

In the summer, after her high school graduation, LaRue decided to take a break from the potato fields and visit her older sister Yvonne and husband Jack who lived in Salt Lake City, Utah.  LaRue was introduced to Jack’s younger brother George and even though she swore she would never marry a city slicker, three months later, on October 25, 1946, George and LaRue were married in the Salt Lake Temple by Elder Harold B. Lee.

LaRue and George were blessed with nine children, five girls and four boys. The two youngest were twins, Robert, and William. William lived for only 17 days. In 1967 George and LaRue moved to Arizona where she lived for the remainder of her life…in the city!

LaRue was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in a variety of callings. George and LaRue served together in the Mesa Arizona Temple for 21 years and also served two full time missions: Prince Edward Island, Canada and the Denver, Colorado Temple.

LaRue was one of the kindest souls to ever grace this earth.  She was an elect lady with a pure heart.  George and LaRue’s legacy are their great and eternal love for each other and their numerous posterity.

LaRue is survived by eight living children and their spouses, Kay Lynn (Brian Hardy), Mike (Doris), Tricia (Neil Hardy), Janene (Ralph Pew), Lida (Ron Willis), Christine (Boyd Shill), Eugene (Kathryn), Robert (Laura), 53 grandchildren, 178 great grandchildren, and 14 great, great grandchildren, her brother Lee Morgan (Betty Joe) and her sister JoAnn Nebeker.  LaRue is preceded in death by her husband George, son William and her two great grandchildren, Copeland Johnson and Kimball Eagar, her parents Evera and Zora Morgan, two brothers Eugene and EJ Morgan and two sisters, Nadine Stanger, and Yvonne Prince.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Lazona Building at 1345 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85203. A viewing will be held at 12:00 PM one hour prior to the service.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021, 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Midvalley 7th Ward, 1223 E. 7800 S., Sandy, Utah.

George and LaRue will be buried together alongside their infant son William Harvey Prince at the Holladay Memorial Cemetery, 4900 S Memory Lane, Holladay, UT 84117

Our Sincere thanks to: Bunkers Mortuary, Mesa, Arizona and Hospice Traditions Health, Mesa, AZ


  • I am grateful for the love and care that aunt Larue gave to my mother and others. My mother didn’t have her own mother after a young age and her aunts made sure that they had a mother like love in their lives. I have only heard lovely things about Aunt Larue. It seems she loved people so well that they are mourning her loss. I only had a few interactions with her. I have never lived close to Aunt Larue, but as I said I have seen the love she gave to others and the the love her children then showed others.

  • Don and Nansi Hobbs

    We were blesssed to live in the same ward as George and Larue and their sweet family when we first moved to Mesa. As long as we have known LaRue, she was the epitome of kindness and grace. We loved seeing her come to the temple when we served there. She was so faithful and everyone loved her for her kind, gentle ways. I know George is happy to have her by his side once again.

  • I knew LaRue from theLazona (Dartmouth) ward. Always a beautiful, gracious lady who always smiled and asked how I was. Heaven has gain an angel back. So sorry for your family and their loss. But remember that she’ll be waiting for you in Heaven. My condolences.

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