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Obituary: JORGEN, SENILA

Published: Friday, Nov. 21 2014 5:42 a.m. MST

Ila Jorgensen1921 ~ 2011Our dear, sweet, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Ila Manwill Jorgensen, age 90, of Gunnison, died early Tuesday morning, November 1, 2011 at the hospital in Gunnison, Utah. She was born August 19, 1921 in Manti, Utah, a daughter of Orson Leray and Ellen Henningson Manwill. She grew up in Manti. She married Budd Jorgensen May 31, 1940. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple March 29, 1944. Budd preceded her in death August 7, 2008. Ila was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a strong testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ. She always took her children to Church and taught them the principles of the gospel, most vividly through her example in the way she lived her life and cared for those around her. She spent most of her life serving in Relief Society, she was Relief Society president twice, a counselor twice and the secretary for three different RS presidents. The Relief Society moto of 'Charity Never Faileth' certainly describes her. She worked at Christy's Market for 12 years and then she worked at the hospital as Ward Clerk for 20 years, before retiring at age 72. Ila is survived by children: Ruth and Charles Thompson of Loveland, Colorado; Lee and Margaret Jorgensen of Declo, Idaho; Jane and Greg Cloward of Provo; and Sue and Ron Dalley of Gunison; 23 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law: LeeIla (Lynn) Manwill and LaReta (Chuck) Manwill. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Hal Manwill and his wife Berneice; Lynn Manwill; Charles Manwill; and sister: Erma Christensen Green; a granddaughter, Holly Cloward; and five great-grandchildren: Addison Jorgensen, Ethan Tinney, Jason, Ellie and Grace Cloward.Funeral services will be held Monday, November 7, 2011 at 12:00 Noon in the Gunnison Stake Center, 80 West Center, Gunnison, Utah. Friends may call for viewing Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00pm at the stake center, or Monday morning from 10:30-11:30am prior to services.Burial will be in the Manti City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, Salina and Gunnison, Utah. Online guest book at: www.springerturner.com.