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Genevieve Fillmore

November 17, 1930 — January 6, 2024

St. George, Utah

Genevieve Fillmore

Our much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, Genevieve Fillmore (Leavitt), passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2024.  She was born to the late Delba and Ruby Barnum Jones on November 17, 1930, in Logandale, Nevada. 

Genevieve, “Jan” or “Gen”, grew up in Nevada and Southwest Utah. Raised on a small farm in Gunlock, the small family lived a rather austere farming life during the depression. Sadly, Gen and her brother, Jud, lost their father, Delba, at the young age of 23. Her mother, Ruby, remarried Perry Duane Leavitt, and the now larger family traveled to Caliente, Nevada. After living there for several years, they returned to Utah, settling in St. George.   

Gen spent much of her early life working in retail and, later, banking. What Gen worked mostly at was being a wonderful caregiver. She was a very private person and did not like to share much about her personal life, but she had no problem giving much of her time and love caring to others.  

When Gen retired, she kept herself busy by working in the temple, singing in the church choir, bowling, traveling, and taking care of family and friends. 

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon “Shan” Irvine (Beaver Dam, AZ), two grandsons, James and Travis, granddaughter, Stacey, 11 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” Fillmore, son, Layne J. Hastings, brother, Jerald “Jud” Jones, stepfather, Perry Duane Leavitt, and stepbrothers, Louis Leavitt and Marion Leavitt. 

She had a profound effect on everyone in her life and leaving us has left a hole that will never be filled. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten. 

There will be a viewing on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 10:00 - 11:00am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George East Stake Center, 449 South 300 East, St. George, Utah.

The Interment will immediately follow the viewing at the St. George City Cemetery, 650 East Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah. Food will be provided at the St George East Stake Center after the interment. 

Gen’s family would like to thank Dixie Home Rehab and Hospice for their amazing care and loving support. You were a great comfort to the family and to Gen during this time. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the following: Dixie Home Rehab and Hospice, 352 E Riverside Dr. Suite B3B, St George Utah 84790, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (bestfriends.org) or: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741 

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT, (435)673-2454. 

Friends and family are invited to sign Gen’s online guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Genevieve Fillmore, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - St. George East Stake Center

449 South 300 East, St. George, UT 84770

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Interment

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Mountain time)

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