LaJuana Marie Gillies
September 5, 1937 ~ June 4, 2013
Funeral services: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Monroe LDS First Ward Chapel, 49 East 200 North
Viewings: Friday, June 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Monroe LDS First Ward Relief Society Room.
Interment: Monroe City Cemetery
MONROE - Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, LaJuana Marie Matheson Gillies, 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at her home with her family surrounding her of natural causes. LaJuana was born on September 5, 1937 in St. George, Utah, a daughter of Ray and Grace Blake Matheson. She married her sweetheart, Burke O. Gillies on May 31, 1958 in the St. George LDS Temple. LaJuana worked at JC Penney's in Cedar City, until Burke graduated and signed a contract to teach elementary school in Henderson, Nevada. She received her degree as a substitute teacher and worked for 10 years in Henderson, Nevada. LaJuana was a member of the LDS church, serving at girls camp for over 30 years, Young Women's President in the Stake and Ward, visiting teacher. LaJuana and Burke served in the India Banglore Mission from 1996-1997. LaJuana looked forward to getting up in the morning, making quilts, tennis, water skiing with one ski, and was the best at toilet papering homes. She enjoyed being with and caring for her family. Nieces, nephews and many children were welcomed into her home. Surviving are her husband, Burke; five children, Jerry Gillies; Douglas (Judy) Gillies; Donna (Wayne) Baldwin; Gloria (Lanny) Littlefield; Marjorie (Jeff) Davis; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; three brothers, George (Virginia) Matheson; Newell (Leah) Matheson; Melvin (Darlene) Matheson and Terrell Matheson. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Gregory Burke Gillies; daughter-in-law, Lynn Gillies, and one sister-in-law, Karen Matheson. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Monroe LDS First Ward Chapel, 49 East 200 North. Viewings will be held on Friday, June 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Monroe LDS First Ward Relief Society Room. Interment will be in the Monroe City Cemetery.
Uncle Burke & cuzs,
Aunt LuJuana was truly a celestial lady. She was always so kind and I never heard her say a bad thing about anyone. She always made me feel so loved and special and I loved her so very much. I will be forever grateful that your family is part of my family. What a crazy bunch to hang out with. Our hearts sorrow along with yours, but I know how happy Greg is right now as he gets a chance to hold and hug his mom. We love you guys and will always be there for you if you need us. Uncle Burke we love you so much!
Bob & Kathy
My sympathy and prayers for Bishop Gillies and his family.
Love you, Hugs
Rex Echeverria Pullman
Dearest Burke (Fish) and family, our hearts are saddened at the news of your sweethearts passing. We have wonderful memories of a gracious, kind, gentle, fun loving soul. We are thankful for the gospel that testifies that lives goes on and we will be with them again. We send our love and deepest sympathy at this time.
Lori (Ivan), Amber, Mary (Hunt), Cindy Nielson
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Sister Gillies. I thought so much of her. She had such a beautiful, sweet spirit.
With all my sympathy,
Doug and Judy,
We just want you to know we are sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. May you find comfort in the good times you have shared with her.
Richard and Stephanie Kitchen