Gifford, 83, of Nampa passed away Monday, August 19, 1996, at
her home in Nampa of natural causes on the day of her
husband's funeral, who had passed away on August 14, 1996. A
joint funeral was held at 2 p.m. on August 19, 1996, at the
15th Ward of the L.D.S. Church in Nampa. Burial followed at
the Hillcrest Cemetery. Services were under the direction of
the Relyea Funeral Chapel.
Mrs. Gifford was born July 15, 1913, at American Fork,
Utah, the daughter of Clarence Josiah and Mary Jane Russell
Thornton. She married Rural W. Gifford on February 10, 1931,
and their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on
June 10, 1932.
Jennie was a wonderful mother and grandmother and an
active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day
Saints, having served as Gleaner Leader, Genealogist, and
Stake Missionary among her many assignments. She also owned a
successful craft store called Jenny's Crafts for 25 years
while they lived in Garden City, dealing in a wide variety of
Survivors include; a son, Leo R. Gifford of Nampa; two
daughters, Juanita May Brunson of Delta, Utah, and Jennie
LaReve Pulver of Nampa; 19 grandchildren, 52
great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.