To view a video tribute for Shirley Ruth Abbott Mantle, please click here.\nShirley passed away July 3, 2006 peacefully at her home one month shy of her 80th birthday. She was born August 2, 1926, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Edgar Hadfield Abbott and Ruth Ann Midgley. She married J. Ralph Mantle on February 21, 1951 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on December 6, 1983.\nShirley was a member of the LDS Church where she held various callings in the Relief Society, Primary and Sunday School. She served a mission to the New England States mission, was a temple worker at the Jordan River Temple and has been an active member of the DUP for many years, where she enjoyed the association of many wonderful friends.\nShirley retired from Murray School District in 1987 where she taught first grade for more than 20 years. She loved teaching, and beyond that, she loved her students. After retiring, she volunteered her time working with Adult Literacy, Hospice and at the Cottonwood Hospital as a Pink Lady. She also enjoyed traveling and did so with many of her friends.\nShe is survived by her three daughters: Kathy (Steve) Collings of Spanish Fork, Utah; Cori (Keith) Bromley, of Moscow, Idaho; and Pam, of Taylorsville, Utah. One sister Lois (Raymond) Alexanian of Houston, Texas; 4 grandchildren, Ben (Aly) and Russ Collings, Jessie and Kari Hibbard, and 3 great-grandchildren, Carson, Hayden, and Weston Collings, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, her parents, and two sisters: Dorothy and Janet.\nFuneral services will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. at the Crosspointe LDS Ward building located at 5550 So. 1325 W. Friends and relatives may visit with the family at the Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary located at 4760 South State from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 7, or one hour before the funeral at the Crosspointe building. She will be interred at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.\nThe family expresses their sincere thanks to Care Source Home Health for their loving care of Mom.