Leola Gittins


1929 ~ 2010

Leola Gittins Dallin passed away peacefully at home on August 9, 2010 in American Fork, Utah of causes incident to age. She was born May 23, 1929 in Wellsville, Utah to Howard C. Gittins and Sarah Ann Haslam. She married D. Blake Dallin on Oct. 17, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Leola's legacy is her devotion to her family and to her faith. As a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she has faithfully served her family, her church, friends, neighbors, and the communities in which she has lived. From Utah, Ohio, Washington, California, back to Washington and

finally back to Utah she and Blake have shared a full life devoted to each other and rearing their three sons. As a skilled seamstress she produced decades of items for profit and more often with love for family and friends. After rearing her household of boys without a daughter to share her passion for sewing and creating she was blessed to see her many granddaughters share her loves. Her cooking and family events will be missed but will be celebrated in the many family traditions that have been passed to her posterity.

Leola is survived by her husband Blake and her three sons and families, Lynn (Shannon) Naperville, Illinois; Rodney (Robyn) Bountiful, Utah; and Bruce (AnnMarie) American Fork, Utah, and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, her brother Gary Gittins and two sisters Anna Faye Christensen and Dixie Shepherd; and many dear friends. Preceded in death by her parents, a brother Howard Gittins, and a sister Donna Fife.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Fourth Ward building located at 680 N. 350 W., American Fork, Utah. Friends and family may call Friday, August 13th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hillcrest Stake Center, 165 N. 350 W., American Fork, Utah and prior to services on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment: American Fork City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank

Sunrise Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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