October 17, 1932 ~ July 17, 2012
Viewing: Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Funeral services: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
Brigham City - Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, Jean Staley, 79, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 with her family at her side at Ogden Regional Medical Center.
She was born on October 17, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of William John and Nellie Harriet McBride Williams.
She married Leroy Odell Staley on February 9, 1951 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He preceded her in death on November 29, 2001.
Jean was a waitress in California and Nevada. After Leroy and Jean retired they moved to Brigham City, Utah.
She was the member of the First Baptist Church in Brigham City and Roy, Utah.
Jean loved to bake, hook rugs, sewing, camping and loved being with her family and friends.
Surviving are five children: Jean (Gerald) Pett; Mike (Betty) Staley; Betty (Jim) Reid; Mitch (Frankie) Staley; Pat (Jim) Panagoplos; 14 grandchildren and 24 1/2 great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill and John Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah.
A viewing will be held on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at the funeral chapel.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
May God strengthen and keep you in his love during your loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Jean.
Dear Staley Cousins,
We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Jean's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We are so sorry that we cannot come to her funeral on Saturday. My sister, Gail's family is having a big get-together for her son-in-law, Daniel. He is graduating from BYU-ID in Rexburg. We love you all and pray you will be conforted knowing your mom and dad are now together.
Love, Rosco & Rinda May
Even though we knew each other a short time, I'm so glad God sent Jean to cross my path. She got me tuned in w/Spirituality again. Jean's family & friends, (which she has many of), can probably picture her in the Heavenly Kitchen, baking something & thinking of craft projects she could share w/her Heavenly Friends. Her cats, Baby & Garfield, will sure miss her and I'm going to miss all of them! Be happy in Jean's memory...Psalm 118:24.
We got to know Jean at Chat & Chew on Tuesdays in Westwood Village. What a delightful person, always upbeat. We too will miss her very much. Gods Blessings at this sad time in your lives.
Hap & Gladys Link
I have so many great memories of both Aunt Jean & Uncle Dell. She has always been wonderful at remembering my children for graduations, weddings, etc. I pray that God will grant each of you His comfort & that you will have peace in your hearts. I Love You, Aunt Jean!
All Our Love-
Your Cousin Gail & Family
Chat&Chew, Bunco, Bingo, Food Co-op, etc... Thanks so much for being such an awesome community member! We will miss your smiley "Helloooo"! Your involvement & willingness will be greatly missed. Luv ya...
Westwood Village Community
Oh how very sorry we were to hear of Jean's passing. We have been friends for many years, having graduated from high school together. We extend our love and our sympathy and would be so very grateful if one of the family would call us. 435 384 2399
We lift up Jean's family in prayer as they mourn her passing. She was also such a joy to be with while we were in Brigham City. She will be missed by so many. God's peace and comfort to all her family and friends.
Steve and Jennifer Hicks
I loved Jean. When we moved to Brigham City she became church family. I remember canning cherries with her, 4th of Julys were at the Staley house, and I still have the 'Quillow' I bought from her and continue to make them, as she taught me how.
Her fond memories continue in all who knew her! Peace to the family through this time.
Love The Johnstons
Gene, Sheri, Blake, Niki, and Tina
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. We all loved her. She will be missed.
Jean was so actively involved with life. She was eager and willing to help wherever and whenever she could. Our paths crossed many times since we participated in the same groups. We shared a laugh as each month on the second Tuesday we saw each other in the morning at Chat and Chew, then went to the ladies' lunch bunch in early afternoon, and then met again at the homeowner's association meeting in the evening. We worked together at the Westwood Village community breakfast. We shared good times and laughter at Thursday night Bunco. I knew that she and Mary Harris delivered welcome baskets to new residents in the Village. She was always cheerful and happy. I will miss her greatly and feel her loss deeply. May our memories of her always bring a smile and comfort to us in these difficult days.
I am saddened by your loss, but what a wonderfully joyful spirit she shared with us at the Fine Arts Center. She did sewing for our puppet program for a very small fee because she wanted to do something useful. It was a great service for us. It was an inspiration to meet a Christian with such a zest for life. What an awesome example for family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Jean made the world a better place, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. My prayers go out to the family may GOD bless them.
Nancy Etheridge Williams