Clara Jolene Gardner Jeppsen
March 3, 1933 ~ November 5, 2015
Viewing: Tues. Nov. 10, 2015 10:30 -11:45 AM at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E 200 S, followed by a family service at Noon
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
Clara Jolene Gardner Jeppsen passed away on Nov. 5, 2015 following a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born to Lloyd Montgomery and Clara Burbank Gardner in Tremonton, UT on March 3, 1933. Jolene was reared and educated in Deweyville. She graduated from Bear River High School, class of 1951. She married Myles Glade Jeppsen in Sept. 1956. Surviving are husband Glade, sons Kevin (Jill), Travis, daughters Valerie and Shauna, brother Blaine and sister Fern. Ten grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death are parents, brothers Virgil, Sterling, Dale, Corvil, sister Shirley, and many dear friends. Jolene worked as a Secretary-Bookkeeper in the Brigham City area for over 51 years. She enjoyed canning, cooking, reading, yard work and all sports. She was an avid Jazz and Ute fan. She played softball for many years, 10 years for the Utah Shamrocks. The highlight of her career was playing on the 1952 team when they were national runners-up. She was inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame in 1984. She served as coach for LDS Young Women’s softball teams. She enjoyed time spent with her family. Viewing will be Tues. Nov. 10, 2015 10:30 -11:45 AM at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E 200 S, followed by a family service at Noon. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Age doesn't matter, the loss of someone as special as Jolene is a difficult even. I worked several years with Jolene in the 70's and shared many fun moments with the employees, especially during break time. Her and Glade are premium folks. Our greatest condolences to Glade and the family. If there are lanes in the hereafter, she is rolling a 300 right now.
Richard and Jill Packer
Thoughts and prayers to the Jeppsen and Gardner Families. Jolene was one amazing individual with a big heart and a smile that was as bright as the sun. A good friend to many.