On October 7th 2021 Yula Sue (Whipple) Hunting hung up her sombrero and crossed the great divide.
Reunited with her Sweetheart, 2 sons, a grandson and 3 great grands who all had previously died.
Her sweet mama Annie Emma Rean (Iverson) Whipple did excitedly await
When Yula finally made her appearance on Sept. 17th 1928
A dainty little lady for mom to properly train with poise and grace
But, Daddy Clement Leroy Whipple thought a cowgirl was more his pace
The Arizona strip where she was raised and taught the value of hard work
No running water, chopping wood and wrangling wild horses that went beserk
November 2nd 1946 a marriage to her sweetheart Rulon Burl Hunting after he returned from war
She loved God and Country through and through but loved her family even more
Nine children they were blessed with as they traveled far and wide
The kids learned quick to work hard too, to value land and how to ride
Her family was always on her mind, they were her pride and joy
9 Kids, Grandkids, and great grandkids, OH BOY!
She loved the constitution and served her fellow man
She also fought for freedom and injustice would not stand!
She traveled all over to share her beloved cowboy poetry and sometimes song
She was a strong and faithful woman who’s list of attributes would be 10 pages long
A Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, she truly believed
She loved her Savior and cherished his words, unwavering faith achieved
She loved her callings of teaching youth through scouting and primary
She led by example, and another’s burden she would carry
Cedar Health & Rehabilitation was her home in final days
She Loved the staff and residence for their time and tender care displayed
Her last appeal before she passed, delivered through joyful song
Was: “Put your shoulder to the wheel push along….”
She peacefully passed in the early hours and there isn’t any doubt
It was her time to go; to head em’ up and move em’ out
Yula was preceded in death by her husband Rulon Burl Hunting, sons Matthew Wade Hunting and Duston Loy Hunting, grandson Clinton Ferrol Hunting and great grandchildren, Cheyenne Danielle Anderson, Liam Robert Briggs, and Drew Emmerson Briggs.
She is survived by Clinton Hunting (Bobbi Masters, Tressa (Hunting) Beckstead, Venna (Hunting) Briggs, (Jeff), Lance Hunting (Sherri Ross), (Leigh White Hunting), James Ferrol Hunting, Shawnee (Hunting) Rollins (Justin). Naomi Le Hunting, 40 grandchildren, 106 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
There will be a viewing on October 14, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.
A second viewing will be held on October 15, 2021, 9:00 – 10:30 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New Castle Ward, 55 N Main, New Castle, Utah, 84756.
The funeral service will be on October 15, 2021, 11:00 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New Castle Ward, 55 N Main, New Castle, Utah 84756.
Interment will be on October 15, 2021, at John McGarry Memorial Cemetery, New Castle, Utah.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Yula’s online guest book at