Gillies Funeral Chapel


Genevie Smith Ribsamen


August 12, 1932 ~ August 27, 2016

Service: Private Graveside


Perry- Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, Genevie T. Porche Smith Buttars Ribsamen, 84, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Perry, Utah. She was born on August 12, 1932 in Morganza, Louisiana, a daughter of Walter D. and Edith J. LeBlanc Porche. Genevie married Dickson Clark Smith on September 6, 1952 they were later divorced. She married Alan Ribsamen on June 30, 1989 in Tennessee. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Genevie taught school at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, and Mountain High School in Kaysville, Utah. She loved dancing, writing, traveling, shopping, teaching and camping in Yellowstone. Genevie loved serving and spending time with her family, which included her students that she taught. The family would like to thank Beehive Home and Encompass Hospice for their loving care of our wife, and mother. Surviving are her husband, Alan Ribsamen of 27 years; four children: Dickson M. (Jean) Smith; Gizelle Y. (Jay Reed) Pettingill; Keith E. (Lynn) Smith; Elise Y. (Jim) Olsen; Tina Ribsamen; 23 grandchildren; 60 great grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Reggio; Joy Zullo and one brother, Larry (Linda) Porche. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, and five siblings. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT. There will be a private graveside service.

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Dear Alan,Keith,Lynn & Family,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you all. May Genevie finally rest peacefully after her hard fought battle. She was so strong and determined despite her challenges. Alan, your love and dedication is such an inspiration to us all, a true love story. We will miss visiting with both of you. May God bless you and give you strength, and may happy memories fill your heart. Our deepest condolences.

Mike & Cindy Peters Emily Stark Jim Hagen


Alan, Sorry for your loss. I find comfort in knowing my husband Allen (across the hall at Beehive) and Genevie are free and living a glorious new life. I hope you are well and comforted.

Kathi Isaac



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