Michele Romney Garvin, 56, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family, Monday, September 22, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. Michele was born January 26, 1958 in Flagstaff, Arizona to George Lee Romney and Pearl Tenney Romney.\n\nIn 1978, she married Craig W. Garvin in the Mesa, Arizona Temple. They lived in Mesa for the beginning of their marriage and had two daughters there; they then settled the family in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1983. They called Las Vegas their home for the next 24 years and had three more children added to their family. While living in Las Vegas she wrote and published two books and a song about service. After a brief stay in Prescott, Arizona, they moved to Utah where they lived for the last 4 years. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She fulfilled various callings throughout the years and some of her favorites were opportunities to teach both youth and adults. She tirelessly gave of her time and talents in helping others. Her example of service is a legacy that her family holds dear. She was an exceptional mother who lovingly taught her children by word and deed.\n\nMichele is survived by her devoted husband Craig Garvin and 5 children, Charlene (Paul) Johnson, Amy (Steve) Rindlisbacher, Byron (Tracy) Garvin, Daniel (Kyrstin) Garvin, Tauna (Isaac) Orgill: 12 grandchildren and her mother Pearl Tenney Romney and her loving brother and sisters. She cherished her family and relationships. "I can do hard things" was a motto that she lived her life by. For additional information about her battle with cancer, visit her blog, criagandmichele.blogspot.com.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Lindon Stake Center, 1050 E. 100 N. Lindon, Utah. A viewing will take place prior to the funeral services from 12:30-1:30 pm. Interment will be at the Lindon City Cemetery, 600 North 200 East.\n\nSince service was the driving force in her life, those interested may donate to www.ldsphilanthropies.org. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.