Thursday evening we lost our mother, our granny, and our friend. She had two daughters and two sons-in-law; whom she loved as her own. Thirteen grandkids. Twenty great-grandkids. And many, many "adopted" grandkids. Everyone called her Granny. She loved deeply and once she loved you, she loved you forever; you were forever her family. She went out of her way to say something kind to everyone she saw; she said she wanted everyone to experience joy.
She was born with blue eyes and dimples; in Bingham Canyon, Utah, on May 2, 1939. She was the 6th of 8 children and she loved her mother and siblings deeply. She loved music and singing. During her youth, she appeared on a local TV station's variety show playing her guitar.
When she was 17 she moved to California for a short time with her sisters, Joy and Ada, and enjoyed working as a car hop at a local fast food joint.
She attended Jordan High School; the class of 1958. She excelled in art during her studies.
She married Richard Powers in 1958. They later divorced but remained lifelong friends. During their marriage they had 2 beautiful daughters; Beverly (Cody) and Annie (Casey). She shared her birthday (May 2nd) with her daughter, Annie.
She worked at Woolworth's during this time with her friend Suzie. The two of them had lots of fun working together.
She enjoyed her careers and worked very hard. She loved to make friends with all her co-workers. She worked at Jordan Valley Hospital as the Director of Housekeeping. It was there she was awarded Employee of the Year in 1984; something she was very proud of. She also worked at Salt City Candle Company for many years and made lots of lifelong friends.
She was a talented artist and could illustrate any moment in life. She loved to draw comics of family life, world events, and lifetime memories; adding humor and joy to every situation.
She loved Jesus. She was baptized into the Catholic Church in 1994. She wore a cross daily and had many pictures of her LORD and Savior. She had just picked out a new picture of Jesus at a thrift store. She was so excited about it and gushed about how it was different and unique from most pictures of Jesus that she had seen.
She loved to make fudge. And it was the best fudge you'd ever eat in your life, and she knew it. We called it "The Lipsey Fudge" and it was the cure for any ailment.
She will be greatly and deeply missed. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives for as long as we did, although it doesn't seem nearly long enough.
We love you and miss you Granny.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 1:00 pm at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St., Midvale, with a viewing from 12–12:45 pm. Interment, West Jordan City Cemetery.