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Lillian Josephine Killmeyer Puckett

September 16, 1930 ~ April 13th, 2017

Viewing: Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah

Funeral Services: Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South Brigham City, Utah

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery

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The song is ended, but the melody lingers on. --Irving Berlin

Our dear, sweet mother passed away on April 13th, 2017. We will miss her so much, but she has left us with many precious memories to hold on to. Lillian Josephine Killmeyer Puckett was born on September 16, 1930 in Baltimore, MD to Jacob Killmeyer and Mary Kosojet Killmeyer. She was the fourth of five children. She married Oscar Benar Puckett on May 12, 1954 and they had three children; Brian Douglas (Hazel) Puckett; Carl Evan (Melissa) Puckett; and Christine Robyn Puckett. Oscar was involved in a workplace accident in 1988 that rendered him incapacitated and he remained at Pioneer Nursing Home until his death in 1997. Each day, mom would walk to the nursing home to help care for and keep our dad company. She did this no matter the weather. She was devoted to him and has missed him very much since his passing. She told us he was her one and only love Lillian also has several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandchildren are Fasha(Shawn) Puckett, Crystal Puckett, Stone Puckett, Sara (Andrew) Smith, Gabriel Hamontree, Draygen Taylor, and Rebekah Hamontree. Great grandchildren of Sara and Andrew Smith are Scarlette Hobson, Deklan Hobson, and Oliver Smith. Mom loved her grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them. Lillian is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Oscar, and all four of her siblings; Leo Killmeyer, Elizabeth (Betty) Killmeyer, Charles Killmeyer, and Helen Killmeyer. Our mom held no special degrees, she only worked outside the home when it was financially necessary, and she didn't even have a driver license. She did something much more important than all of these things. She lived her life giving love and spreading kindness wherever she went. Her goal seemed to be to make friends with everyone, and if she saw someone in need, she found a way to help them. She didn't just talk about kindness and charity, she lived it every day. Even in her last days, she had us kids buying candy and bringing it to her so she could give it away to the other residents at the nursing home because she thought that would make them happy. If there was a stray, whether they be human or animal, she was there to take them in, nurture and love them, and help them in any way she could. This is a goal all of us can strive for, and it is because of this that her memory will live on in the many lives she has touched. Please remember, however much time you think you have—you don't. Be good to yourself and others. Love freely and often. Forgive. And always be kind. This is our mom's legacy. A viewing will be held on Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery


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Such a sweet, loving couple. Her devotion to him during his last years was amazing. Now they're together again. Thinking of you, Brian, Carl and Christine and your families. Love,

Joan

 

 

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