On January 5, 2019, Verla Graves McFarland enjoyed a celebration of her 90th Birthday at a party with her family.

Verla was born December 24, 1928 to Christian S. Graves and Vera Stoker Graves. She has two older brothers; Donald and Robert (deceased); and two younger sisters, Beverly and Janet. She graduated from Weber High School, and was raised in Wilson.

Verla married her sweetheart, Charles Ray McFarland, on January 22, 1947, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were married for 69 years. Charles passed away March 27, 2016. They are the parents of seven children: Sandra McFarland, Diane (Terry) Adams, llene (Blaine) Wade, David McFarland, Richard (Jenifer) McFarland, Larry (Nancy) McFarland, and Blair (Teacy) McFarland. They have 34 grandchildren, 79 great-grandchildren (with three on the way) and one great-great-grandchild.

She is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in many callings. Two of the most important things to her are her family and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She also loves music; especially the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

Happy Birthday Mother! We love you.

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