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LeeIla Christensen Manwill
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I was born in Moroni, Utah on January 13, 1926 to Lyman and Emma Christiansen Christensen. I had an older brother, Floyd and sister, Gloria.

I grew up roaming, exploring and playing on Rocky Hill, looking for arrowheads, lizards and roasting potatoes in an open fire. I never missed a 10 cent movie at the show house or a Saturday dance at the Old Bungalow or Joyland. I married Lynn Manwill on Halloween, 1946 in Las Vegas, later solemnized in the Jordan River Temple.

I lived in the three “M” towns – Moroni, Manti, and Murray. I had two kind, smart children, Lynda (Garold Hart) and Ted (Pam); three wonderful, brilliant grandchildren, Tavia (Mark McGrath), Lisa (Peter Marietta), and Tim Manwill; and four amazing, humorous great-grandchildren, Isabella and Max McGrath, Jude and Archer Marietta.

I’ve always been active in the L.D.S. church, serving in numerous positions. I belonged to the Lewis Sorensen Doll Club for 17 years and loved collecting dolls, as well as designing and sewing clothes for hundreds of them. I enjoyed life to the fullest, including traveling to Denmark, Mexico, Canada, many European countries, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii. I became an accomplished seamstress, artist, crafter, cook, decorator and avid reader. I’ve always loved animals and had many pets—cats, dogs, rabbits and even a goat. I’ve surrounded myself with friends, going to lunch, plays, movies, playing Yahtzee, and chatting on the patio. I credit myself with staying cheerful and positive through hard times and illnesses.

My life time adventure ended on March 10, 2018 and like I always say, “I’ll close that chapter now and go on to the next.” Thank you to my friends, the dedicated and loving people who took such good care of me at Legacy House of South Jordan, Aspire Home and Hospice, and Aspen Ridge West of Murray. Love to all of you!

The viewings and funeral service will be held at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Chapel, 4760 S. State Street, Murray, Utah. Viewings: Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Friday, March 16th from 10:00-10:45 a.m. Funeral Service: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment: Utah Veteran’s Memorial Park, Bluffdale, Utah.

Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com


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Viewing

Thursday

15

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - Murray

4760 S State Street
Murray, UT 84107

Viewing

Friday

16

Mar

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - Murray

4760 S State Street
Murray, UT 84107

Service

Friday

16

Mar

11:00 AM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - Murray

4760 S State Street
Murray, UT 84107

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