Lila Gordon Greenwood peacefully returned home to her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her family, on August 1, 2021 at the age of 89.
She was born February 2, 1932 in Superior, Wyoming to Foster LeRoy Gordon and Loe E Erickson. Lila had a happy childhood in Superior, a small coal-mining town, where she learned to work hard and serve others. She spent many happy hours exploring and playing with her sisters and friends. She moved to Draper in 1945 and graduated from Jordan High School in 1950.
Lila married Gene Calvin Greenwood on December 19, 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple. They spent almost 67 years together before Gene passed away in 2019. They were blessed with 6 children. Lila loved and adored her family and worked hard to keep everyone close. She strived to be a good influence by giving guidance and being a good example. She was all about building good family memories and keeping them alive in her family's hearts.
She loved raising her family in Draper. With Gene often by her side, she loved and served her Draper community. From helping a neighbor in need, to temple service and indexing, to catering and construction, they always enjoyed serving together.
She was an excellent cook and baker, and always had plenty of food and treats to share with family and friends. Her specialties were Spudnuts on Halloween and hand dipped chocolates at Christmas time. Lila was also very talented at quilting and crocheting, making over 150 quilts and hundreds of baby items. In her later years, she enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, and watching airplanes.
Lila was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings, spending the majority of her life serving in Relief Society. As Stake Relief Society President for many years, she lovingly mentored many sisters and helped them serve successfully in their Relief Society callings. She loved associating with the women and was a great friend to everyone around her. She always had a strong testimony of the gospel and tried every day to be like her Savior. Lila always went about doing good, and was the greatest example of Christ-like love and service.
Lila is survived by her children: Robert (Ruth), Daniel (Tina), James (Teresa), LeeAnn (Brad) Bitner, Julie, Michael (Jill), 22 grandchildren, and 41 great-grandchildren, as well as her sister Ione Hammond.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 6th at 2:30 PM in the Draper Anderson & Goff Mortuary chapel, located at 11859 South 700 East. A viewing will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 PM at the mortuary prior to the service. Interment, Draper City Cemetery.