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Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Jeneva Shipp Gillies, 80, died on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

She was born October 25, 1914 to Ernest and Irene Gale Ship in Beaver, Utah. Even though her mother died when she was only 11, Jeneva had already been taught to cook, keep a clean house and preserve the fresh summer fruits and vegetables for winter. This she continued to do, helping her father raise her younger brothers and sisters.On October 24, 1931, Jeneva married her sweetheart, Elmo Gillies. He rode all night on horseback from Richfield to Beaver to arrive in time for the wedding. On July 12, 1956, their marriage was sealed for time and eternity in the LDS Manti Temple. Jeneva lived in Beaver until 1951 when she moved, with Elmo, to Springville where he accepted employment with Geneva Steel. Here she continued to enjoy hobbies of knitting, fishing, canning, baking and homemaking. Her family members tell you one of their greatest treasures is a sweater or afghan "from the knitting needles of Jeneva Gillies". Knitted booties and dish clothes are still being shared with family and friends.

"Sunday is the Lord's day," Jeneva's father always taught her. As a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints, she has honored her father's advise and counsel. Her church callings have included teaching Primary for 14 years, Jr. Sunday School coordinator/chorister for 14 years and a faithful longtime Relief Society visiting teacher.

She is survived by four children: Shirley (LaVar) Rockwood, Lindon; Rene (Dave) McDowell, Orem; Deanna (Wells) Wentz, Spanish Fork; and Bonner (Diane) Gillies, Springville; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters; five brothers and sisters: Bardella Thorley and Calvin Shipp, both of St. George; Cinda Dean, Payson; Elsie Martin, Beaver; and Frankie Swenson, Salt Lake City.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, 1995 at 11 a.m. at the Springville Stake Center, 345 So. 600 East. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. or Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 So., Springville, Utah. Burial: Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

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