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Obituary: BRANDENBURG, JESSIE

Jessie Jane Gibbons BrandenburgSeptember 5, 1925 ~ December 12, 2013Jessie Jane Gibbons Brandenburg, age 88, died December 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born September 5, 1925, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the oldest of three children born to Jesse Ernest Gibbons and Eleanor Jane Asay Gibbons. She married Ray Everett Brandenburg on November 27, 1953, in the St. George LDS Temple. They divorced in 1965, and he preceded her in death in 1974. She was a dedicated and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life, serving in Relief Society, Sunday School, Young Women, Cub Scouting and Primary children's organizations, and was a winning roadshow director. She also served as a part-time Family History service missionary for several years, and as a full-time Family History missionary in the Michigan-Detroit Mission 1996-97.She attended elementary schools in Los Angeles, California; Castle Dale, Utah; and St. George, Utah. She graduated from Dixie High School in St. George in 1943, where she was editor of the school newspaper, guard on the basketball team, and played the trumpet in the band. She earned an Associate of Science degree from Dixie Junior College (now Dixie State University) in 1945, where she was president of the Omega Delta Drama Club. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Utah in 1947.After an internship at the University of Oregon Medical School, she began a lifetime career as a dietician in 1949 working through the years at Salem General Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Utah State Hospital and Utah State "Training School" (now the Developmental Center). She retired from the State of Utah in 1987. She was a longtime member of the American Association of University Women.Her kind and gentle nature was evidenced by her love of animals and was exceeded only by the immense love she showed for her family and friends. A selfless person, Jessie was loved by those who had the pleasure of making her acquaintance and was held in high regard by all who knew her.She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include two brothers: Donald R. Gibbons of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Normand L. Gibbons of Salt Lake City, Utah; four children: Diana J. Brandenburg Boschetti (Stan) of Orem, Utah; Glen R. (Jeanne) Brandenburg of Selah, Washington; Brian K. (Sheila) Brandenburg of Chantilly, Virginia; and Teri L. Brandenburg of Salt Lake City, Utah; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be held Monday, 16 December 2013,11 a.m. at the Salt Lake Ensign Stake LDS Chapel, 135 A Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visitation will be held Sunday, 15 December, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 85 E 300 South, Provo, and also at the chapel on Monday from 9:30-10:45 am prior to services. Interment following at the Castle Dale Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tributecenterutah.com.