Fern P. Muir

July 5, 1925January 8, 2019

Fern Ann Poulson Muir 1925 - 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah - Our dear mother passed away January 8, 2019 peacefully after a full and fulfilling life. She was born on July 5, 1925 in Ephraim, Utah to Lester and Ada Dalton Poulson. She graduated from Snow College where she was the student government Vice President. She moved to Salt Lake City and was a nurse’s aide at LDS hospital and later worked for the SLTribune in the obituary department.

She married Thomas R. Muir on May 8, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. Fern was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many different callings including ward and stake Relief Society President, Primary President, and YW advisor. She was a service missionary on Temple Square. She served with her husband, Dick, as missionaries in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. Fern was involved in the PTA for 21 years and served as PTA secretary of both Dilworth Elementary and Highland High. She loved watching sports of all kinds and attended many games of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed doing handwork from needlepoint to crocheting and playing games. She was an exemplary mother, grandmother, and friend. She has set an example of selfless service for her family to follow. Survived by her children: Tom (Sara), Ann (Brian) Johnson, John (Lesley), Carol (Jeff) Theurer, Scott (Pam), Rob (Mary), 26 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and her brother Ernest Poulson. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Muir, Amy Kipp Muir (daughter-in-law), and her sisters Allene Albrecht and Ruth Jackson. Funeral services to be held Mon., January 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain View Ward (1400 S. 1900 E.). Friends and Family may visit Sun, January 13, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mountain View Ward and Monday at the ward from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment Wasatch Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences at


  • Lester Poulson, Father
  • Ada Dalton Poulson, Mother
  • Thomas R. Muir, Husband
  • Tom (Sara) Muir, Son
  • Ann (Brian) Johnson, Daughter
  • John (Lesley) Muir, Son
  • Carol (Jeff) Theurer, Daughter
  • Scott (Pam) Muir, Son
  • Rob (Mary) Muir, Son
  • Also survived by 26 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and her brother Ernest Poulson.

  • Thomas L. Muir , Pallbearer
  • John R. Muir , Pallbearer
  • Scott K. Muir, Pallbearer
  • Robert C. Muir , Pallbearer
  • Brian Johnson , Pallbearer
  • Jeff Theurer, Pallbearer


  • Viewing Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Viewing Monday, January 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Fern's Life Monday, January 14, 2019

Fern P. Muir

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Katie Dunn

January 16, 2019

"Katie, I am so sorry to hear about grandma Fern passing away. I loved her so much and I think she is one of the most special and elect ladies I have ever known. Her outstanding influence, love, acceptance and friendship to me even though we are more than 50 years apart in age was a sweet and meaningful part of my 3 years as her neighbor. She wrote to me through the years and we corresponded even after she moved out of the home. Hugs to you and your whole family!" - Rachel McIff

Gregory Hill

January 13, 2019

Many memories are precious as I reflect on the life of Fern. She has always been a source of love and kindness throughout my childhood. As a teenager, her home was a place for us to gather for games of basketball. The Muir family always were examples of friendship and kindness. Their children were wonderful friends.
We send our love to each of you during this difficult time.

Gregory Hill

Lisa Clayton

January 12, 2019

We love Fern! The last few years we have had the great privilege of getting to know her because she was such a great friend to our mother, Betty Clayton. We loved her ready smile and gentle "How are you?" She knew the latest sports news and we loved asking her if her teams were winning! Such a lovely, classy woman. We will miss her dearly, but we are so happy to know she's well and with her sweetheart.
So much love to all of her wonderful family.
Lisa and Weatherford Clayton

Richard Shepherd

January 11, 2019

We were sad to read about your mother's death. She was a great lady, neighbor. You are so lucky to have had such a great lady in your lives for so long. Thank you all for being such good neighbors to us while we lived on 19th East for 34 years.
Rexene and Dick Shepherd

Tyler Steenblik

January 11, 2019

Over the years every time I would drive along 1900 east I would look at the Muir home to see is Fern was out. A few years ago I found her on the front porch and I stopped to visit for a few minutes. It was just like I was back in high school...the 35 years disappeared.

For a crazed and hurried teenager, Fern was always an example of calm and peace.

(And truth be told, I was the son she wished she had instead of Rob, who constantly taxed her to her limits!)

Laurie Swensen

January 10, 2019

I knew her while I was in the Mountain View 1st Ward. Fern was the sweetest person and genuine cared about everyone she knew. I’m privileged to have known her and her wonderful family! May you all celebrate her life! Only positive feelings.