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Private Family Graveside Service

Gila Valley Memorial Gardens
Saturday May 21st, 2022

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Celebration of Life

Temple View Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Saturday July 9th, 2022

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Jeanne Huish

A public Celebration of Jeanne's Life will be conducted Saturday morning, July 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at the Temple View Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Norma Jeanne Darrow Paul Huish passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of May 18th, 2022 at age 94 with her daughter, Connie, at her side.

Jeanne was born July 6, 1927 in Atlantic Iowa. She was the daughter of Clair and Harriet Darrow and the youngest of four children. She married her high school sweetheart, Norman Paul in 1945. They were together for 30 years and had two beautiful children, Connie and Dudley. Later in life she was married in the Mesa Arizona Temple to Charles Huish in 1978. They enjoyed 18 years together before “Charlie” passed away in 1996. Combined they had four children. Connie Paul Keith (Ron), Dudley Dee Paul, Charlotte Huish Dairman (Dennis), Jon Huish (Sharron).

Jeanne’s greatest joy was her posterity. She always wanted a large family and she got her wish with 28 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.  Having lived in the Midwest and Florida all her life, she made the Gila Valley her home in 1975.  Jeanne quickly took to the desert landscape, southwest culture and especially Mt. Graham. She worked at Eastern Arizona College in the fiscal control office for many years. She served a mission to Vancouver Canada in 1997 following Charlie's passing. She also served the community as a court appointed child's advocate with CASA, and could be found portraying Betsy Ross at most 4th of July celebrations.  She made lifelong friends here in the Valley and service was her middle name.  We often teased her that on the day she died, she would first go visit a sick friend, take a meal to a neighbor and make a batch of cookies for her grandchildren. 

Her fierce faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ, has greatly blessed her posterity.  We admire her patience, her stories and encouragement, her energy, thoughtfulness and solid testimony.  We treasure her zeal for family history and know there are hundreds on the other side who will greet her with love and appreciation for her untiring efforts on their behalf.  Jeanne was a true "pioneer" -  someone who opens the way and prepares for others to follow. She is preceded in death by her son, Dudley, son-in-law, Ron Keith, and husbands, Norman Paul and Charles Huish.

The family is so grateful to the employees of the Beehive Home for lovingly caring for her and serving her these past seven years.

Private family graveside services for Jeanne will be conducted Saturday evening, May 21, 2022, at the Gila Valley Memorial Gardens.

Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page Saturday evening, May 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (MST).

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A candle was lit in memory of Jeanne Huish

Carol Toburen May 22 2022 3:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeanne Huish

LaWynn Brown May 21 2022 9:03 AM

I am so grateful I was able to meet and know Jeanne while in the 5th ward. She was an absolute amazing woman and a pleasure to be with. Her knowledge of the gospel and testimony were one of my best memories of the Valley and the 5th Ward. Sincere condolences to her whole family.

Kerry Hunt May 19 2022 10:50 PM

I’m so sorry Connie , she will be missed.She was my moms an my visiting teacher for many years. Prayers will be with you❣️You are dearly loved❣️

Pat Kay May 19 2022 9:36 PM

Family stories with Aunt Jeanne will be forever in my memory! So much laughter; family reunions; Okoboji hilarity; traveling with her and my mom for a long weekend. Treasures! Love to you all!

Heidi (Roland) Hinman and Family May 19 2022 12:46 PM

Our hearts are flooding over with sympathy, love and the hope of soon sharing JOY in Jesus with Jeanne and our loved ones in FOREVER❣️
May Our Father fill all voids with His promises until we meet - according to 2 Corinthians 9:8
Wish we could be with you, Connie and all, but sending snuggle hugs for now - from Warren and Amy and Family

Amy Jo Roland May 19 2022 12:26 PM

The most beautiful, genuine, caring, loving people I've ever known other than my own mother. I will always have nothing but fond memories of Jeanne. What an example to the world of how we all should be.

Deserie Pape May 19 2022 4:31 AM

I will never forget the years of service I gave to her and how sweet she was to me !

Rachel east May 19 2022 3:41 AM

Oh Jean . You sure were a spunky sweet lady with so much strength!! I'm thankful I had the privilege to work with you at Beehive . Rest in Gods love my friend.

Diane Lorenzo May 19 2022 3:38 AM

What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful dear soul, worthy of emulation in every way. May the family and loved ones be blessed with peace and comfort until you are reunited once again.

Kim Tyler May 19 2022 2:13 AM

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