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Ailees Masih
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On November 25, 2017 at 1:40 a.m. Ailees Masih passed away surrounded by her loved ones, son, daughters and grandsons, at the time when they were worshipping the Lord with prayers and hymns. She was born at home on January 1, 1949 in Sahiwal-Pakistan to Jagir Masih and Rosee Bibi, who were farmers over a huge part of land; and the village name is known by her brother’s name "Prem Nagri" Harappa-Pakistan. There were eight children (seven sisters and one brother). She spent all of her life as a housewife. She never went to school since there was no school around her at that time. She was born in a Christian home with Roman Catholic faith and served as an active member of the Rosary group, then joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She married a well-known local businessman, James Barkat Masih, as arranged by her parents in 1967 and spent most of her life in the village chack no 136/16 L Shumali. Their marriage was an example of unconditional love and devotion that lasted their lifetimes and continues now with their reunion. She has two sons, two daughters, and twelve grandchildren. She devoted her life to the children and spent equal time with her four children at different places. She flew frequently to the United Kingdom where her elder daughter lives. Her companion passed away seven years before her earthly life on January 4, 2010. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, auntie, and friend to all who knew her.

Ailees Masih’s hobby was caring for plants and animals. She loved to cultivate vegetables at home and kept chickens, goats, a cow, buffalo, and a dog. She converted her hobby into a business and saved money for rainy days. She was a personal bank of all children. She never got tired of cooking for more than thirty workers at the time of Bakra Eid for 10 days every year. She sewed sweaters and winter caps at home. She encouraged and pushed her husband to support women in their marriages who sat at home without marriage because of dowery. She showed great courage and strong faith by sending children to the hostel for education and visiting them monthly while there were few buses in the area and a long walk for the women in such culture. She went to adult learning at New Roshni School and asked to get education enough to read the Bible, since she was not able to read, and invited people to read from the scripture for her. She opened her heart and mind all the time to hear the gospel. She always tried to live the gospel and keep Christ in her thoughts and mind--testifying her blessings in conversation.

She testified that attending the Mesa Temple in Arizona was the biggest event of her life, where she felt the spirit and felt herself close to God.

Ailees Masih is survived by her children: Josephine and Rashid, Emmanuel and Gulfam, Samuel Kamran and Sumaira, Seraphine and Sarfraz, and twelve grandchildren, Akash, Mishael, Daud, Aliza, Chris, Jason, Evelina, Emma, Mathew, Solomon, Sinclair, Shadrach, and Anna Hazel.

She helped countless family, friends and strangers in need. She received so much joy from giving to others. She welcomed, trusted and asked blessings for everybody in her life. She will be so very missed by those all who knew her, especially her huge family and her son, Emmanuel James and his family in Karachi-Pakistan.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Marcrest 2nd Ward, 6170 West Marcrest Drive (3085 South), West Valley City, Utah 84128. A viewing will be held prior at 9:00 a.m. at the church.
Interment will be at Salt lake City Cemetery located at 200 “N” Street, Salt Lake City,
Utah 84103.

A 3rd Day Prayer will be held on December 17, 2017 at 1:00 the Sandlewood Apartment Office, 2606 South Anna Caroline Drive, West Valley City, Utah 84128.

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9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Marcrest 2nd LDS Ward

6170 West Marcrest Drive (3085 South)
West Valley City, UT 84128

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Marcrest 2nd LDS Ward

6170 West Marcrest Drive (3085 South)
West Valley City, UT 84128

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Salt Lake City Cemetery

4th Avenue and N Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84103


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