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Obituary: Shawnie Kent Gregory

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Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on May 31, 2003 surrounded by her loving family.

Shawnie was born on June 23, 1929 in Salt Lake City to Alton Jack and Florence Hicken Kent. She attended East High School and was valedictorian of her class. She attended the University of Utah were she met and later married her eternal companion, Keith Gregory, on June 28, 1948 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have lived in the Canyon Rim area for 54 years.

Shawnie had a great love of music and passed along that love to her children and grandchildren. Keith and Shawnie spent years singing together for many occasions. Their favorite song to sing was "Love One Another."

She was a gifted leader, serving in civic and church callings. She loved children, and Primary service brought her great joy. Her life was blessed with many dear friends.

Along with her husband, Shawnie served in the Salt Lake LDS Temple for 12 years, including five years as an ordinance supervisor. She found great peace working in the Temple.

She had a way of turning ordinary days or holidays into lasting family memories. The cabin, gardening, and traveling with family were among her favorite things to do. Our angel mother cherished each child, grandchild and great-grandchild, and they cherish her.

She is survived by her husband; sister Bonnie Miller (Clint); children Linda Coltrin (Jim), Michele Swenson (Craig), Shawnette, Rebecca Dennis (Tim), Kent Gregory (Christine), and Todd Schofield; her grandchildren David (Lisa), Christ (Liz), Elder Lucas Coltrin, Megan Angela, Emily, Ginny, Spencer, Scott, Samantha and Katie; great-grandchildren Madison, Will and Sarah. Preceded in death by infant son, Ronald Keith, her parents and sister Betty.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the Highland View Ward Chapel, 2980 South 2790 East. Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, and 11:00- 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, at the chapel.

"She made the best brown gravy."