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Gwendolyn Marcella Tippit Maughan, age 87, of Lehi, Utah, passed away on January 29, 2014 at UVRMC in Provo, Utah.
Gwen was born July 14, 1926 in Oklahoma City to James Ollie and Goldie Robinett Tippit. Gwen attended various country schools in Oklahoma before the family moved to Los Angeles in 1937. She attended high school in Los Angeles. She worked in an imported linens and lace shop next door to a drug store owned by the parents of her future husband, George Maughan. They married in Las Vegas in 1946.
Gwen lived most of her adult life in Downey, California where she worked for Downey Unified School District for 30 years driving school bus, becoming dispatcher, and finally as Supervisor of Transportation. After retirement she lived for a number of years in Palm Desert, California. She moved to Utah almost 10 years ago, where she has enjoyed family and good friends that made living in the cold weather “worth it!”
Gwen was a woman of many talents, a fantastic attitude, and a sweet disposition. She loved quietly serving others. Her favorite church calling was working as librarian in her LDS ward where she got to know and love her ward family.
Gwen is survived by her daughter Linda Banks (Randy) of Highland, Utah, and son Craig Maughan of Twentynine Palms, California; grand children Matthew (Amy), Natalie (Lance), Trevor, and Devan Banks. Great-grandchildren include Jedrik, Xiomara, Brayden, and Anna.
She was preceded in death by her husband George A. Maughan Jr., granddaughter Samantha, and her brother, Billie Tippit.
A special thanks to the nurses and doctors at UVRMC that tried so hard to save her when her knee replacement surgery turned to Pneumonia. Gwen’s favorite saying was, “Life is what happens when you have made other plans!” She has been unexpectedly reunited with loved ones.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Ivory Ridge LDS Chapel, 127 East 3200 North, Lehi Utah. Family and friends are invited to a viewing at the church from 1:30-2:30 pm prior to services. Interment will be at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.warenski.com.
Published: Feb. 6, 2014 – Volume 12 – Issue 43