Lucille Haight Tuttle
1934 - 2022
Lucille Haight Tuttle passed away December 21, 2022. Lu was born to Raymond Higbee Haight and Jennie Rogerson Haight on September 4, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was a child during WWII. Her family spent as much time as they could at her uncle's cabin up on the Weber River, and many of her fondest childhood memories are from those times at the cabin. She attended East High School in Salt Lake and the University of Utah, where she met Donald J Tuttle. They were married July 14, 1955.
Don was in the Army, about to be stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. They got an apartment together for 2 weeks before he left. Lu finished her last semester of college, then sailed across the Atlantic Ocean by herself to join her husband. He met her in Paris. That was a very gutsy thing for her to do - particularly in 1955. They lived in a one room apartment and used every penny they could to travel around Europe in their powder blue Volkswagen Bug.
After Heidelberg, Lu taught History in Palo Alto, California while Don earned a Master's degree at Stanford University. Don took a job with the CIA, working as a foreign affairs analyst specializing in Germany & the Cold War. This took them to Washington DC, where Lu taught school in Arlington, VA and later at Langley High School in McLean, VA. His job also took them to Germany two more times: in 1960s, where they welcomed their daughter Suzanne/Suzy, who was born in Munich, and again in the 1970s. A son, Steve, was born in Washington DC in 1966. Lu loved her family, and put her whole heart into giving them her very best.
After Don retired, they moved to Heber City, Utah, where Lu was appointed to the Utah State Parks Board, including serving as chairman of the board. She visited every state park in Utah, and was particularly influential in the creation of parks at Jordanelle Reservoir and the Soldier Hollow Olympic cross-country ski venue. She cut ribbons & even sawed a board in half to open one new park. She & Don both volunteered at the LDS Church History Museum, the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, and with the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. Lu loved to travel. She loved history, music, theater, and was always teaching others about the things she learned.
After Don passed away in December 2015, Lu moved to American Fork to be closer to her son Steve. She then lived at The Covington Senior Living Center in Lehi and most recently at Highland Glen Assisted Living in Highland. We want to thank both places for the care they gave her.
She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne (married to Michael Meldrum Heninger), son Stephen Ray Tuttle, granddaughter Camilia (married to Stephen Joseph Mouton), grandson Jeffrey Michael Heninger, and great-granddaughter Caroline Lily Mouton. She is also survived by her sister Jean Palmer. It is easy to imagine the reunion she is having in heaven with her husband, parents, grandparents, extended family, and friends she loved so much.
The service for Lucille Tuttle will be held on Thursday, December 29th, at 11:00 AM at Highland West Stake Center, located at 11605 North 6000 West in Highland, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 9:30 AM-10:45 AM. She will be buried in the Heber City Cemetery next to her husband. The dedicatory prayer will take place around 1:00 PM.
Please share a memory on Lucille's Tribute Wall at www.AndersonMortuary.com.
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