In memory of
1942 ~ 2017 Shirley Ann Read Gillies, age 74, passed away on April 15, 2017 in Salt Lake City due to complications from a stroke she had in December. Shirley was born on July 19, 1942, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Ray and Hannah Read. She was married to the late John Gillies. Shirley loved doing all kinds of crafts. Plastic canvas, scrapbooking and crocheting were her specialties. She won countless ribbons at the Salt Lake County and Utah State Fairs for her many craft entries. She loved taking care of people and was truly a friend to all she knew. She is survived by her brother, Gary (Gloria) Read, daughters, Michelle (Rich) Vuksinick and Toni Rush; Son-in-law,Tom Diamond; granddaughters, Andi, Dayna and Randi; Jerrie (Dick) Beeler, Jim Gillies; many Beeler, Glines & Gillies grandchildren and great grandchildren; her Century Equipment coworkers and friends. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Tina Rush Diamond; her parents; her sister, Ginger Read Hoover; and her husband, John Gillies. Funeral services will be held at Deseret Memorial Mortuary (36 E 700 So) on Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 AM with a viewing from 10AM to 10:45AM. There will also be a viewing on Wednesday, April 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the mortuary. For full obituary please see www.memorialutah.com
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