Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dorine Gibbs Arrington

Our sweet mother returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 22, 2014. She was an amazing lady and devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She loved us all unconditionally. We are grateful for her example of how to live a Christ centered life. God be with you till we meet again.

Dorine Gibbs Arrington

May 7, 1925 - February 22, 2014

SYRACUSE - On February 22, 2014 our dear mother left this life to move onto the next part of her eternal progression.

Dorine was born May 7, 1925 in Logan, Utah to John Robert and Rachael Kloepfer Gibbs. She was raised in Portage, Utah and graduated from Bear River High School.

Dorine married Cammon Tuckfield Arrington in the Salt Lake Temple on August 14, 1946. They were blessed with eight children.

She spent the rest of her life devoted to making a better life for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all the grandchildren yet to come. Her faith was the rock that laid the foundation for our testimonies, and her influence will be felt for generations. Her Christlike love was an example to all who knew her. She refused to speak ill of anyone and always looked for the good in others.

Dorine served in many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

One of her favorite callings was serving as an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple for 16 years. This service brought her great joy. She said that she never felt it was a sacrifice because it made her feel so good. Dorine's patriarchal blessing promised her that when she passed to the other side she would have great joy with all the people there for whom she had completed ordinance work for.

Dorine was an active member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Cricket Camp, Clinton City, Utah. She very much enjoyed her association and friendship with the women there.

The family would like to thank our dear sister Janet for all the sacrifices she made in serving and caring for our Mom. She is a true example of the life Mom had lived.

Dorine is survived by five sons, Robert C. (Cheryl) Arrington, Syracuse; Craig L. (Mary) Arrington, Syracuse; Scott W. (Judy) Arrington, Layton; Mark G. (Donetta) Arrington, Heber City; Kent J. (Michele) Arrington, Concepcion, Chile; three daughters, Diane (Loren) Walker, Willard; Janet Arrington, Syracuse; Lisa Kay (Dan) Osmond, Farr West; 25 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two brothers, John R. (Joan) Gibbs Jr., Syracuse; Calvin J. (Diane) Gibbs, Bountiful; and one sister, Arlene Moss, Lehi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruth Gibbs Dixon and Karma Gibbs Taylor; and one brother, Grant Leroy Gibbs.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Syracuse Legacy Park Stake Center, 2024 South 1475 West, Syracuse, Utah. A viewing will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West, Roy from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services.

Interment, Clinton City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missionary Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

1 comment:

  1. The funeral service was wonderful.....she was such a sweet lady. We are losing more and more of those we knew so well in the old 2nd ward. Cleone and Elwood are at the Legacy assisted living now. Steve says she probably won't be coming home. What a fun time to be able to be with all those mission presidents. miss you.