Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 26, 2021
Lonnie Elaine Shields Gifford

Obit Lonnie Elaine Shields GiffordLonnie Elaine Shields Gifford began her sojourn on earth March 22, 1939. She was the second of four children born to Arthur L. and Louise A. Sudbury Shields. Her life spanned eight-plus decades. 

Over the years she endured considerable tumult, including two marriages earlier in her adult years, and multiple bouts with various health issues since 1990, which she faced with remarkable courage and resolve. Her most recent bout proved to be too much for her weakened body to overcome. She did, in fact, endure to the end.

Lonnie succumbed to the frailties of humanity Oct. 22, 2021. She moved on to paradise where she was greeted by our Savior and departed loved ones to a life of service in her final estate.

Her life exemplified compassion, loving service, and generosity. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially the residents of the Willow Creek Apartments in Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and half sisters Wanda Ruffener (Salt Lake City, Utah), and Sandra Outzen (Tooele, Utah).

She is survived by her siblings Jeanine (Claude) Rydalch (Idaho Falls, Idaho), Glenda (Arlen) Shields (Pine Canyon, Utah), and Arthur K. (Penny) Shields (Pine Canyon, Utah).

In consideration of the potential exposure to COVID 19, graveside services were held for immediate family only. Interment in Tooele City Cemetery. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial.

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