Mahalia Christensen Sapp

Jan. 1, 1922 – Aug. 15, 2018

On Aug. 15, 2018, an angel left earth and went home to heaven. Mahalia Christensen Sapp, 96, was a tenacious kind Latter-day Saint woman. She was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Huntington, Utah to Peter Berner Christensen and Grace Cox.

She left behind a legacy of four children: Chris (Carol) Sapp, Robyn G. Sapp, and Janis (Jeff) Wayman, nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her life on this Earth was filled with the things that mattered. She loved her family, gardening and hiking. She baked the best Christmas cookies anyone could ever imagine and loved giving loud smacking cheek kisses that could make anyone giggle. She loved to spend her days gardening and tending to her garden of beautiful irises, doing genealogy, and oh how she loved anything that had to do with birds and the outdoors.

For decades she spent her retirement walking 10 miles a day because she loved it. Every day was spent with studying the Scriptures and extensive journaling that she did daily throughout her life.

She will be greatly missed, but we are so grateful to have had the time that we did with her. All those that she touched felt her love for Christ and his word. We can only imagine the joyful reunions that took place as she entered the gates of heaven and was no doubt surrounded by so many loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her everlasting and loving companion, Diamond G. Sapp; her eldest child, Randee Evans, and her grandson, James Sapp.

Well done thou good and faithful servant until we meet again. We love you.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.
  • A visitation will be held Friday, prior to services, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the mortuary.
  • Interment will be Friday at 4 p.m. at the Pine Valley Cemetery, Pine Valley, Utah.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.

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