Geneva Hillman Fife 1916 ~ 2011Comment on this story
BRIGHAM CITY - Geneva Hillman Fife, 94, passed away at her home on Monday, April 4, 2011.She was born August 5, 1916, to James Warren and Lillian Edna Henderson Hillman on her grandfather's ranch at Oxford, Idaho. She grew up with four brothers, Ted, Beldon, Reece, and Jack. Geneva met Douglas Joseph Fife while working for Utah Power & Light in McCammon, Idaho. They were married on February 28, 1939 in Redwood City, California, with their marriage later solemnized in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. They spent their first years together moving around the West building highways. Doug was out in the field supervising projects, and Geneva was in the office, keeping books for the various companies. While Doug served in the Army in World War II, Geneva moved to Salt Lake City and worked for First Security Bank. Upon his return in 1946, Douglas and Geneva started their construction business in Brigham City and Ogden. Geneva worked side by side with her husband until his death in 1994, and continued as President of Fife Rock Products and Construction Company until 2005. Geneva traveled with Doug to Associated General Contractors and Boy Scouts of America meetings. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and belonged to the Civic Improvement Club. She served on the Trapper Trails Boy Scout Board and was a Utah Sports Hall of Fame honoree. She was a wonderful cook, loved to do needlepoint and ceramics, and enjoyed traveling. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Paul H. Damon, grandson, Matthew H. Damon. Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Maxcine Hillman and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Brigham City LDS First Ward Chapel, 236 East 100 South. Family and friends may call Thursday, April 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and Friday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery. Email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com.