Our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2005, in Bountiful. Genevieve, born May 22, 1910, in Tooele to Alice Marsden and Willard (Mack) McLaws, was a graduate of the University of Utah. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority and volunteered giving hearing tests and as part of their Society for the Prevention of Blindness. She taught school in Tooele and later in the Salt Lake School District. Genevieve loved to quilt and was a contributor to the Deseret Foundation Quilt Auction for over 10 years. At the age of 16, she began teaching dance in Tooele and continued teaching until she retired at the age of 75. Her greatest joy was teaching thousands of children ballet and tap in her studio in Tooele, Grantsville and Salt Lake and her annual recital every May. Genevieve was preceded in death by her husbands Eldon Ray Lewis and Kenneth Gillespie. She is survived by her sons, Brent Eldon Lewis and Lane Mack (LaVona Seeley) Lewis, Sr.; five grandchildren, Lane (Misty Wood) Lewis, Landon (Shelly Williams) Lewis, Lance (Bobbi Andrew) Lewis, Lori (Kenny) Bement, Lorin Lewis; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Kenneth Gillespie’s children: Bernie (Robert) Bizzell, Hyde (Tracy) Gillespie, and their five grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 2, 2005, Noon at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple where friends may call Tuesday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.