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Death: Gordon Stannard ""Stan"" Bills

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There's not enough room in the whole paper to tell how wonderful Stan Bills was. Many tears were shed as his family surrounded his bedside on Oct. 9, l998, at his home when he returned to our Father in Heaven.

Gordon Stannard Bills was sent to this earth on April l2, l92l. He was the second son born of Raymond and Della Crane Bills and was raised in a family of eight children by a widowed mother from age five. Stan was a hard worker and helped support his family by farming a small farm. He chose his bride, Lois Miller of Bluffdale, and they were married July l9, l94l, to make their ever loving home in Bluffdale, where he continued to farm as he also worked in the Lark and Kennecott mines. He retired after 27 years of devoted service as a foreman in the Tire Shop. He always gave more than he received at the work place. He was admired and respected by his co-workers. If you asked Stan to do a job you knew it would be done right.Stan and Lois owned and operated a little store called Bills Buy Lo Shoppe in Riverton for l6 years where you would always hear him laugh, tease a little, and make you feel you were glad you stopped by.

On June 30, l955, Stan and Lois were sealed for Eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, to their life long sweethearts, each other, and their six children, some of whom came later to bless their already love filled home. Stan was always there with a helping hand and open heart to help and he influenced great things on many people. He loved life and was never judgemental. He was always there with love for anyone in need. There could have been no greater husband, father, grandfather and friend than Stan. He loved his family dearly and spent many hours sharing love and good times including family gatherings, cheerful holidays, precious time to build many wonderful memories.

Stan and Lois wintered in Yuma, AZ, and traveled, which he enjoyed. He was an active member of the Lions Club, and was the Bluffdale City Recorder. Active in the LDS church and served many positions, Scouting, Bishopric, MIA, and with his wife served a mission in the Salt Lake Membership Name Locater. He loved the Jazz, 24th of July, football and Thanksgiving with his family.

Stan left this world due to acute anemia and passed peacefully in his bed at home with his family surrounding him. Survived by his lifetime sweetheart and wife, Lois; daughters and son: LeaNae Patience Howeth, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Julie Williams Wells Las Vegas, NV; Shelly and Jim Haslam, West Valley, UT; Ivan and Deb Bills and Melanie and James Sweet, both Bluffdale, UT; and their families. He will be mourned by his brother, Ray and Donna Bills; sisters, Bertha Harrison, Zelda Lloyd, Orpha Eastman, Gladys and Jack Fenstermaker. He was like a brother to Marilyn Bent and Stanley Miller. ll grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, brothers, son, and three grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at ll a.m. at the Bluffdale lst Ward l4400 So. l700 West. Friends may call Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home, l2600 So. 2200 West and on Tuesday one hour prior at the church. Interment in the Bluffdale Cemetery.

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