Our loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, Esty Geneva Preece Hill, 90, was called home Dec. 30, 1993, after a long illness that claimed her life but never broke her spirit.

She was born Dec. 2, 1903 in Cove, Utah, to Mark Henry Preece and Charlotte Maria Gregory. Geneva brought happiness and laughter into the lives of all she touched. All who knew her experienced the pure charity of Christ. Geneva's life was often wrought with insurmountable challenges which she faced and conquered with dignity, courage, and an optimistic spirit.Her time here was spent always in the service of others, and her life was a tribute to the Lord's admonition that we "love one another."

Geneva was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Hill. Survivors include daughter, Gloria Hendricks Orullian (husband Pete), Salt Lake City; sons, Eldon P. Hendricks, Sandy; Leon Ramshaw (wife Eydie), Longview, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. A son, Vaughn P. Hendricks, preceded her in death, along with her precious parents and eight siblings: Ellen Bowman, Phoebe Hatch, Lulu Parry, Lona Smith, Robert Preece, Golden Preece and Norris Preece, with whom she is enjoying a wonderful reunion.

Geneva was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many positions, including teacher and pianist in the Primary. She conducted the Senior Citizen Peppe Band of Magna for several years, bringing much joy and laughter to those they entertained. She served three terms as Captain of the DUP Sandbur Camp of Sandy. Geneva's acts of love and generosity were constant and without judgement. She will continue to be an example to us of faith and unselfishness. We will never think of her without remembering and missing her cheerful smile and how she always made us laugh.

Funeral services Monday, Jan. 3, 1994, at 1 p.m. in the Goff Mortuary Chapel, 8090 So. State, where friends may call Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday one hour prior to the services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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