Gillies Funeral Chapel


Susan Elizabeth Thackeray

May 10, 1954  ~  February 28, 2015

Viewing: Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Brigham City First Ward LDS Church, 236 East 100 South prior to the services

Funeral services: will be held Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City First Ward LDS Church, 236 East 100 South

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery


Susan Elizabeth Thackeray peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was born May 10, 1954 in Brigham City, Utah to Lloyd and Lila Whitworth. She graduated from Box Elder High School in 1972 and attended Weber State College. She married Kevin J. Thackeray on May 17, 1974 in the Ogden LDS Temple. They started their family in 1977 raising three sons together. She loved spending time with family, reading, shopping, sewing, ATVs and outdoor recreation. Susan was a member of LDS Church serving as a Primary Teacher, Young Women's, Relief Society and enjoyed visiting teaching. She worked for Thiokol Chemical Corp, Dale Dorius Law Office, and 18 years for Box Elder County Economic Development. She was President of the Utah Alliance for 2 years and owner of Mountainland Outdoor for 14 years. Susan is survived by her husband Kevin; three sons Clinton (Jessica); Nicholas (Sheryl); Cory (Melissa); brother Charles (Susan) Whitworth; sisters Marty (Terry) Thomas; JoAnne (Lane) Peterson. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Ella Jean Thackeray and 4 grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her father-in-law Alma Thackeray. We wish to thank all of Susan's caregivers including Jordan Fryer, Rochelle Anderson, Aubrey Dickey, Rumyr Titus and Aniessa Roper. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 6, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Brigham City First Ward LDS Church, 236 East 100 South. A public viewing will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City and at the church prior to the services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Brigham City Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Gillies Mortuary.

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My condolences to Kevin and family at this sad time - my thoughts and prayers are with you. You have been blessed to have Susan in your lives, and you will be blessed to be with her again.

Kay Anderson


Kevin and family - my heart and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. May God comfort you all until you can all be together again.

LouAnn Oyler


To Kevin and the boys-- I was so saddened to hear of Susan's passing. She was a wonderful person and it was a pleasure to get to know her better through working for Box Elder County. I am so sorry for you and her boys as I know she loved all of you very much and was so proud of her sons. She will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her. May she rest in peace now and once again be whole.

Elizabeth Ryan


Kevin and family,
Please accept our heart felt condolences at this time. Susan was such a delight to work with. She left a wonderful legacy well beyond her family. Many individuals and their families are blessed by the wonderful jobs that Susan brought to Box Elder County through her economic development efforts. But her family is her greatest legacy. She loves you so much and took such joy in talking about you. Continue to make her proud. She will be watching.

Brad Baird


Kevin, we send our love and sympathy to you and your sons. We truly enjoyed knowing Susan. She was a very special and talented lady. May you and your family be blessed with comfort and peace at this time. With our love,

Royal and Elaine


Kevin, Clint, Nick & Cory, I had deep sadness when I heard about Sue's passing. Although it's been over 20 years since seeing you guys, I have so many happy memories of times spent with you; and centered in all them is Sue's bright smile, quick wit and her happy, loving ways. She adored her boys and her man. The memories of these great times I shared with you guys are forever etched in my mind. Sue will be a part of your life forever; please take comfort in knowing that you will see this wonderful lady again. I do know what you're going through; please call if I can help.

Jim Checketts


I can only hope to live a life that lets me see her again some day. What a wonderful friend and associate!

Ed Meyer


Please accept my sincerest condolence and sorrow in your loss. I worked with Susan for many years in economic development activities and thoroughly enjoyed our relationship. Susan's personality, kindness, and diligence are hallmarks of my memories of her. I wish her family comfort and certain reassurance in the Resurrection and future reunion of family and loved ones.

Jonnie Wilkinson


Dear Kevin and Family:
I am so sad to hear about Susan's passing. She was such a great force in the statewide economic development effort over the years. Not only did she love Box Elder County, she also loved the state and did whatever she could to create a positive business atmosphere. She was loved and respected by her economic development colleagues throughout the state. She will be greatly missed!

Marian Hein


Please accept my condolences on Susan's passing. She was a beautiful, intelligent and caring person. I am so sad to see her leave us so soon, but know that she is at peace now, free from the disease that destroyed her life.

Beverly King


So sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She was such a special, delightful lady. I enjoyed working with her through the economic development community, and was saddened when she had to retire. May the Lord give you comfort at this difficult time.

Myrna Hill


Sorry for your loss, I remember spending lots of time as a kid in your home and enjoying delivering papers and watching the dogs when you went to the dunes. That is a large amount of awesome for one family, and the Mom is generally the glue that keeps it together. Love you guys and will miss her greatly.

Jake Adams


Kevin and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Although we haven't kept in touch, I always considered Susan to be my friend. My sincere condolences.

Joanne Oki Busenbark


I'm so sorry to hear about your wife's passing. Though I never had the chance to meet her, she must have been amazing woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Allia A


I'm so sorry to hear about Your loss. I can only imagine how you feel. I only meet Susan once but was impresses at the goodness in her. She sounds like she is a remarkable lady. Our faith in the gospel of Christ gives us hope for the happy reunion to come. I'm glad my Mom saved the obituary so I could send my condolences. Barbara and I will remember your family in our prayers.

Art (Butch) Brownell.


















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