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Obituary: GeNeal Myers Sparks

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GeNeal Myers Sparks 1947 ~ 2005 LAYTON - GeNeal Myers Sparks passed away peacefully with her husband at her side in Riverside, California on Friday, August 19, 2005 after a sudden illness while on a family vacation. GeNeal was born to Neal and Leatha Myers on August 30, 1947 in Ogden, Utah. GeNeal married Richard L. Sparks for time and all eternity in the Ogden Utah Temple in 1977 after a civil ceremony on June 6, 1969. GeNeal raised five children, Richard Jr., Robert, Randall, Christine and Connie who were the light of her life. GeNeal and Richard had the perfect marriage and friendship, always at each others side holding hands. GeNeal was a wonderful loving grandmother to her four grandchildren who loved her and always ran to her arms when she entered a room. Her boys affectionately labeled their Mom, "Molly Mormon" that totally described her life and her love of the gospel. GeNeal had a close loving relationship with all of her children including her daughters-in-laws and her son-in-law. GeNeal and Richard celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in June and spent much of their time together riding their bicycles or playing golf when they were not visiting their children and grandchildren. Sunday dinner was always a special occasion in her home and a warm gathering place for all family activities. GeNeal lived in Riverdale, Utah while attending grade school and Weber High School. She graduated from Brigham Young University (BSN) in 1969 as a registered nurse. GeNeal was the nurse at Weber Valley Detention Center for over 15 years and a nurse with IHC for 20 years. GeNeal is survived by her husband, Richard, her children, Richard (Rachel Archibald) Jr., Robert (Barbara Lyman), Randall (Tiffany Bean), Christine, Connie (Kevin) Davies, mother, Leatha Myers of Riverdale, sister, Myrna (Ray) Thompson of Salt Lake City, grandchildren, Ashley, Samuel, Collin and Kelsey, 10 nieces and five nephews. GeNeal was preceded in death by her father Neal Lemuel Myers and one nephew. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Layton Forest Park Ward Chapel, 2250 N. 2200 E. Friends and family may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road and Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 at the church. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 No. Fairfield Road. e-mail condolences to the family at llm@lindquistmortuary.com