Genieve Lee Parkin, age 79, passed away Thursday, March 30, 1995 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Born April 25, 1915 in Woods Cross, Utah to Daniel Ellis and Florence Platt Lee. Married Newell Pack Parkin, June 26, 1935 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Music played a great part in her life. She began solo singing at a very early age. She sang leading roles in high school musicals, studied music courses and voice training at the University of Utah, sang with the University of Utah Civic Chorale under the direction of Newell B. Weight. This chorale joined the Utah Symphony, under the direction of Maurice Abravenel, performing Master Works in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.For three years she traveled with a lyceum group, "The American Concert Trio", performing in Utah and surrounding states. As a member of the Utah Opera Workshop, a forerunner of the Utah Opera Theater, she sang leading roles.
Always an active member of her church, she has held various positions throughout her life, conducting music since age 14. She served on Primary and Relief Society Stake Boards. For 15 years she conducted leadership classes and directed musicals and concerts for Relief Society Stake Boards, also serving in PTA for 25 years, twice as president.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters: Gary Lee Parkin, Creed Lee Parkin, both of Bountiful, Utah; Ellen Marie Mitchell, Woolsey, Georgia; and Jenny Lee York, Centerville, Utah; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca P. Parkin, Bountiful, Utah; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde Lee and Ray Lee; and one sister, Louise Hale, all of Bountiful. Preceded in death by her husband and a son, Bishop Jon Lee Parkin.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 3, 1995 at 11 a.m. in the Bountiful Woodland Hills Chapel, 640 South 750 East. Friends may call at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Monday at the church from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Bountiful City Cemetery.
One life is simply not enough for all the lessons there are to learn. I thank God for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I would like my epitaph to read: "To be continued".
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