Violet LaVon Tilbury (Bonnie)
October 25, 1927 - September 26, 2019

Violet LaVon Tilbuy (Bonnie) passed away on September 26, 2019.  She was born to Merton and Violet Brown in Lehi, Utah on October 25, 1927. Later in life she met George Tilbury and on January 27, 1951 they were married in Wendover, Utah. George enjoyed a twenty-year career in the army, moving frequently around the country. In 1964 they returned to Wendover and finished raising their 4 children; Starr, Blaine, Katie, and Vida.  She enjoyed working in her yard and making it come to life, where one would see old rusty pots and pans, Bonnie would find them a new home adorning the fence around her yard. She loved collecting unique rocks and iron wheels that would find a new home in Bonnie’s yard. She enjoyed having her grandkids near and loved holding all babies. Bonnie was survived by her children, 10 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, two sisters; Madge and Betty, and her brother Lloyd. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters; Kay and Rae, brothers; Jack, Jay, Jerry, and Fred, two infant brothers; LeRoy, and Floyd, one great grandson; Larson Paul Mortenson.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wendover, Utah (269 Second Street). There will be a visitation from 10:00 – 10:45am. Funeral will begin at 11:00am. Interment will be at the Needlepoint Garden Cemetery in Wendover, Utah


    Ruth Margurite Flueckinger Spillman

February 10, 1922 - September 23, 2019

Ruth Margurite Flueckinger Spillman, affectionally known as “Grandma Rocket”, passed away in South Jordan, Utah, at the age of 97, on Sept 23rd; after having lived a life dedicated to the Lord and her family.

She rejoined her husband, Merle, whom she has missed for the past 47 years.

Ruth was born in Rushville, Nebraska, on February 10, 1922, to Walter and Esther Flueckinger. She was the second child of six, grew up on a farm and graduated from Hay Springs High School, where she played the trombone in the school marching band.

She met Merle at a church function as a teen. Years later, they rekindled their friendship, fell in love and married in 1942. After Merle came home from serving his country during World War II, they started their family that grew to include 11 children.

In 1956, they moved their growing family to Wendover, Utah, where Merle took a job as an electrician. In later years, Ruth especially enjoyed her time working at the U.S. Post Office and the Utah Port of Entry until the age of 75. Ruth was always known for her easy going attitude, her sense of adventure, quick wit and honesty. She had an acceptance of everyone.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Merle, oldest daughter Judith, and 7 grandchildren. She is survived by her children; Lenice Webb, Sandra Haney, Martin “Mike” (Sharon), Geraldine Garcia, Kathleen Richey, Richard (Jane), Debra Read, Rita Bills, Robert, John (Suvanda), 42 grandchildren, 104 great grandchildren and 44 great-great grandchildren.

What a great life she lived and legacy she left.

Funeral will be held on Saturday, September 28th, at the Wendover LDS Chapel.

Viewing: 11am - 1pm

Funeral: 1pm - 2pm
Interned at the Wendover City cemetery afterwards.


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