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Lila Marcel Bankhead
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Obituary for Lila Marcel Bankhead

1928 ~ 2018
Lila Marcel Bankhead, 89, of Murray, died peacefully in her sleep on January 7, 2018 at Canyon North Care Center in Bountiful, UT.
Lila was born to Nathan and Henrietta (Leggroan) Bankhead on August 21, 1928 in Salt Lake City. She attended and graduated from Murray High School in 1946 where she was an active member of the student body. While attending Murray High School, she was a member of the chorus where she performed operettas and a member of the softball and track teams. After high school, she played softball for the Utah Shamrocks which was the oldest amateur organized team in Utah sports and one of the earliest organized teams in the US. She worked in the retail industry in several capacities for various businesses.
Lila was an active member of the Murray Baptist Church and she spent much of her time helping anyone in need. She was an avid bowling well into her 70’s, enjoyed reading and attending Jazz games.
Lila is preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Afton Ellis, Helen Stewart, Robert Bankhead and Nathan Bankhead.
Lila is survived by a son, Perry (Katherine) of Salt Lake City; brothers William and Eugene Bankhead of Murray and Stanley Bankhead of Salt Lake City; one sister, Nancy Caldwell of Ridgefield, Washington; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
Friends and family may call on Monday, January 15, 2018 between 10:00 am and 10:45 am at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, UT prior to the funeral services which will be held at the Jenkins –Soffe location at 11:00 am on Monday, January 15, 2018. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Online condolences may be shared at
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Murray Baptist Church, 184 E 5770 So, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, (801) 266-1551or the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake City.
The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the staffs of the Canyon North Care Center, the Willowwood Care Center and Brighton Home Health care and Hospice for their care of and attention to Lila.

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

4760 S State Street
Murray, UT 84107





11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home - Murray

4760 S State Street
Murray, UT 84107

Cemetery Details


Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery

1950 East 10600 South
Sandy, UT 84092

Memorial Contribution

Murray Baptist Church

5770 South 184 East
Murray, UT x

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake City

179 E. 5065 S.
Murray, UT 84107

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