Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sondra Beth Tyler, 67, of Idaho Falls, died Aug. 2, 2010, at her home.

Sondra was born Dec. 17, 1942, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Stuart C. Tyler and Rhoda Marie Stucki Tyler.

She grew up in Terreton, Arco and Rigby and graduated from Rigby High School in 1961. She lived in Terreton for 28 years and moved to Idaho Falls 18 years ago.

Sondra married Gerald Messerli on Aug. 23, 1963, in Idaho Falls, and they later divorced. She worked in the security department of Idaho National Laboratory for 35 years and retired four years ago. She was a member of the American Business Women's Association and served on the board of her condominium association.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sondra served in many capacities over the years, most recently as Relief Society compassionate service leader and visiting teaching coordinator. Sondra loved making crafts with seashells, reading, and serving her friends, family and loved ones. She had an unconditional love for everyone she came in contact with and freely shared that love. Her faith in the Gospel was unwavering, and she lived her life as a disciple of Christ.

Surviving are her father, Stuart Tyler of Blackfoot; siblings, Janet (Dale) Armstrong of Zephyrhills, Fla., Victor (Nyla) Tyler of Sandy, Utah, and Cindy (Scott) Campbell of Blackfoot; "adopted" sister, Linda (Ed) Andersen of Blackfoot; 19 nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and -nephews; and countless adopted kids, grandkids and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Rhoda Tyler, and a brother, Stuart Stucki Tyler.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Idaho Falls LDS Mountain View Ward, 1450 Mountain View Lane, with Bishop Michael Hays officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., and from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Ucon Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at


Campbell Family said...

wow. that was hard to read.
It's really hard that we can't be there.

Brian and Carly said...

So sorry for your loss Beck. Love ya.

karynval said...

the Felts want you to know that our hearts are saddened and we are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Sandy will be missed, but well thought of, and loved. Let us know if there is anything that we can do... from New Mexico :*

'T' said...

Condolences Becki and family. I've thought about you non stop.

Kayleen said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. Your and your family will be in my prayers.