Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Death info on Nellie Faye L Gunnell

Nellie Faye Lythgoe Gunnell was George's younger sister.

No photo of Faye available at this time.  :(

According to this document the following dates apply:
BIRTH: 3 Nov 1905- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
DEATH: 23 Aug 2004- Chandler, Maricopa, AZ
She was 98 years old when she died.

SOURCE: Deseret News 2004, Aug 25, p.B7
Obituary transcribed:
Nellie Faye Lythgoe Gunnell, 1905-2004
Nellie Faye Lythgoe Gunnell, 98, passed away on August 23, 2004 at the Chandler Healthcare Center in Chandler, AZ.
She was born Nov. 3, 1905 in Salt Lake City, UT to John Thomas and Hannah White Lythgoe.  She was married to William Bailey Gunnell Dec. 17, 1924 in Salt Lake LDS Temple.  The couple lived for a time in Naf, Idaho then moved to Strevell, ID where they operated a gas station and small cafe for many years.  Faye's cooking was known far and wide, and many travelers stopped at their place to partake of delicious food.  Faye was also a Justice of the Peace for the State of Idaho Port of Entry.  Bill, as her husband was known, had a government contract as a rural mail carrier, and was also caretaker of the emergency landing field at Strevell.
Two children were born to them, William LeRoy Gunnell, and Loa Gayle Gunnell, who survive.  Preceding her in death were her husband, three sisters and three brothers.  She is survived by daughter-in-law, Marjorie Alice Gunnell; three grandchildren, Marcia G. Madsen, Darla G. Klovski and William Steven Gunnell.  Faye is also survived by five great-grandsons, James Roy Gunnell, Ethan Winn Gunnell, Charles William Madsen, Peter Christopher Madsen and Matthew Geoffrey Madsen.
Fay had a love of life reflected in her cheerful attitude and willingness to help those who needed it.  Her grandchildren held her in especially high esteem, and know she was a fun grandma.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2004 at 10:00 a.m., Lindquist Mortuary, Odgen, UT.  Interment will follow in Washington Heights Cemetery.
*Punctuation corrected wherein I was aware.

This is all the information I have on Faye at this time.  I'm hoping to obtain more, including her out-of-state death certificate (which won't be publicly available until around the year 2054... if we're lucky).

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