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Cleora Pali Rawlins

March 8, 1934 ~ August 30, 2016

Visitation: 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m prior to the funeral service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 620 North 300 East, Brigham City, Utah

Funeral service: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:00 noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 620 North 300 East, Brigham City, Utah

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery.

Memorial service: Sunday, September 04, 2016 at 7:00 p.m at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4000 Nazarene Drive, Carrollton, TX

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Cleora Pali Rawlins, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister passed away on Tuesday August 30, 2016 at Prestonwood Rehabilitation Center in Plano, TX following recent complications from cancer. A long time resident of Brigham City, UT, she had resided in her home in Carrollton, TX, since 1997. She was born on March 08, 1934 in Elwood, UT to Albanian parents Elia and Olga Pali. She grew up on her parent’s farm, working hard in the fields beside her father. She pursued her education, graduating from Bear River High school in 1952 where she was active in scholastic, music and sports activities. She later obtained an Associates Degree in Business from LDS Business College. An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), she was baptized in 1948 at the age of 14. On January 30, 1955, she met her future husband, Franklin J. Rawlins, the absolute love of her life. They were married for time and all eternity on October 14, 1955 in the Logan LDS Temple. Together they raised two sons and one daughter. She accomplished much in her adult life. She was employed as an Administrative Assistant at Thiokol Corporation. She eventually became employed by the city of Brigham City, UT where she worked for 25 years, serving as City Treasurer from 1972 to 1992. During her tenure as city treasurer, she received numerous service and leadership awards and honors specific to the municipal treasurer role. She served as President of the Utah Municipal Treasurers Association from 1979 to 1980 and as President of the Municipal Treasurers Association of the United States and Canada from 1986 to 1987. She created a Municipal Treasurers Certification program at BYU. After her and Frank’s retirement in 1992, they enjoyed traveling, visiting their grandchildren and cruising on Frank’s motorcycle. As a couple, they were called to serve in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. In 1997 and following her husband’s death in 1995, she moved to Carrollton, TX to be close to her family. She served a local mission in Carrollton, TX at the LDS Employment Center and was a Dallas, TX temple worker. She was devoted to her husband and children. Her greatest joy in this life was her family, and the chance to know, love, and spend time with her grandchildren. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Tony (Torianne) Rawlins, Carrollton, TX; Craig Rawlins, Ogden, UT; Susan (Kevin) Green, Carrollton, TX; two sisters, one brother, Deloris (Terry) Mifflin, Roy, UT; Mary Eliason, Nibbly, UT; Paul (Marilyn) Pali, Tremonton, UT; sister-in-law, Janice Benson, South Jordan, UT; eleven grandchildren: Chase Rawlins, Brian Rawlins, Eric Rawlins, Travis Rawlins, Tony Rawlins, Garrett Rawlins, Kimberly Peterson, Brittany Rawlins, Brooke Rawlins, Brandon Green, Danielle Green; thirteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin J. Rawlins, her parents, Elia and Olga Pali, in-laws, Floyd and Thelma Rawlins, and four brothers-in-law. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 04, 2016 at 7:00 p.m at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4000 Nazarene Drive, Carrollton, TX. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:00 noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 620 North 300 East, Brigham City, Utah. Family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.


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Tony, Craig, & Susan, I am so sorry about your mom. I know you will miss her terribly. It is a very hard pill to swallow, I know. She has taught you correct principles and how to love each other. Stay close and remember all she has stood for. My love to each of you and my heartfelt sympathy. I have many memories of your mother and dad. They were good people. Sorry, I will be out of town this weekend, but know my thoughts are with you.

Kathryn Jensen

 

 

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