Dearest Mother, beloved grandmother, and revered great-grandmother, Effie June Taylor Gillespie quietly departed this life during her 101st year, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 13, 1990.
Effie was born in Beaver Canyon, Idaho, on June 17, 1890 to Alfred William Taylor and Ada Marion Hicks Taylor. On September 10,1914, she married John Ernest Gillespie in the Salt Lake Temple. He died March 20, 1961. Effie was the ninth child of a family of eleven and was born on the pioneer frontier of railroad building in northern Idaho. The family later settled in Harrisville, Utah, where she lived until moving to Salt Lake City. As an active member of the LDS Church, she was engaged in many Church assignments. She served as Primary President in the 11th and 31st Wards, in MIA programs and for thirteen years was a matron in the Salt Lake Temple. For a number of years she was a hostesss at the Lion House. In later years she was a literature teacher in the Relief Society in her ward. She was a devoted matriarch and a loving influence to an adoring family.She is survived by her son, John E. Gillespie, Jr. and his wife, Florence; daughter, Joyce Taylor and her husband, Dr. Ronald V. Taylor, of Anaheim, California; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 12 Noon, November 16, 1990 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 S. Highland Drive, where friends may call Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Friday one hour prior to services. Interment Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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