Mary Lou Duzett, 87, of Casa Grande, Arizona passed away on December 7, 2023 at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Mary Lou was born on August 9, 1936 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Robert and Nellie Young. Mary Lou was raised, and spent her youth in Castle Dale, Utah. She married her High School Sweetheart, Calvin Duzett, on September 28, 1955 in the LDS Temple at Manti, Utah. After a few years in Utah, and six years in El Paso, Texas, they lived most of their life together in Farmington, New Mexico, and the last 5 years in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Mary Lou was a woman of faith and spent a life of service to her family, community, and church. She served as the President of the Junior Women’s Club of Farmington and taught piano to young students over many years. She served in many leadership roles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Stake and Ward Relief Society President, Young Women President, and Primary President. Mary Lou was a talented musician and often served as music chairman, organist, or choir director for both the Ward and Stake.
Mary Lou loved to sew and was a talented seamstress. She often made clothes for her children. Reading was a favorite pastime. She was also a talented cook and shared the fruits of her talent with others.
Mary Lou was a joyful individual who never met a stranger. She made friends wherever she went and always had a smile and brought laughter to those around her. She went out of her way to make others feel welcome and important.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Robert Bunnell Young and Clyde Young. She is survived by her beloved spouse, her son Robert Calvin Duzett (Ann), her daughter Marsha Ashcroft, and daughter Michele Duzett; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the LDS meetinghouse at 165 W. 800 N. in Castle Dale, Utah at 1:00 pm Monday the 18th of December. After these services, a brief grave dedication service will precede Mary Lou’s burial at the Castle Dale cemetery. Funeral arrangements were made through Walker Funeral Home in Payson, Utah.