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Zella (Wilmott) Giles

December 28, 1937 ~ August 3, 2017 (age 79)

Zella Wilmott Giles passed away August 3rd, 2017 of natural causes. Zella was born December 28, 1937 in Springville UT as the youngest child of Freddie A. Wilmott and Alice Louise Vincent. Zella’s father died just before her 5th birthday and was raised by her mother. A lifelong Springville resident Zella graduated from Springville High as part of the class of 1956.

After meeting at a church social, she married fellow Springville native Kenneth B. Giles on June 6, 1956 in the Salt Lake temple. Together they had two children; Kenneth Lynn, and Teresa Ann.

Growing up without a father Zella learned from an early age the value of hard work and sacrifice and carried that knowledge with her throughout her life. She worked 30 years as part of BYU’s custodial staff and spent many years tending the children of low income families. All that knew her benefitted from her compassion and wit.

Zella had many talents she loved and shared with others. These include embroidery work, flower arrangements, and tending to her garden. She loved animals, especially her cats.

Zella is survived by her daughter Teresa Ann (Kevin) Daugherty of Logan UT, daughter-in-law Janis Giles of Pleasant Grove UT, sister Alberta Ross of Tremonton UT, grandchildren KC, Mathew, Christopher, Lyndsie, Taralynne, Roni, and 6 great grand children. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth, son Kenneth Lynn, and sister Vera Ellsworth.   

Graveside services will be held at the Springville cemetery August 9th at 10:00 a.m. A viewing will be held immediately prior from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South Springville.

The family would like to give special thanks to those who helped care for Zella in her last days. These include Abbington Manor Memory Care, Orchard Park Rehab, and Brighton Hospice. 


 Service Information

Viewing
Wednesday
August 9, 2017

8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
Wheeler Mortuary - Springville
211 East 200 South
Springville, UT 84663

Graveside Service
Wednesday
August 9, 2017

10:00 AM
Historic Springville City Cemetery
200 West 400 South
Springville, UT 84663


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