September 29, 1935 - May 11, 2018
Shauna Rebecca Gilbert peacefully passed away on May 11, 2018 in Provo, Utah to begin her new adventure on the other side of the veil. Shauna was an original. She was a strong woman and had strong beliefs and opinions. She was blessed with great humor. She loved puns and clever humor and could always make us laugh. She was a fierce and loyal friend and her friends were very loyal to her. Shauna had a remarkable ability to listen and give counsel. She did not judge and people always felt comfortable around her. She especially loved children and they were drawn to her, often singing and sharing laughter together. She was born September 29, 1935 in Bluffdale, Utah to John and Geneva Frost Gilbert. She was the fourth of eight children and was often the center of a large extended family as a favorite aunt and sister over the years. After graduating from high school in Roosevelt, Utah, Shauna attended beauty school in Salt Lake and delighted in cutting and styling her siblings’ hair. She later attended BYU. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various capacities during her lifetime. Her conviction to the gospel of Jesus Christ was evident in her words and actions. Outside the gospel and her family and friends, music and the arts were her great love. She was an accomplished pianist and organist and played beautifully. She used this talent to serve others with piano solos, accompanying soloists and choirs, and congregations. She played for countless weddings and funerals, and some theatrical plays as well. In her later years, when her memory started to fade, her ability to play never left her. Shauna was generous to a fault. She especially had empathy for the disadvantaged and those in need; and helped in any way possible. She welcomed people into her home when they needed a place to stay, sometimes for a day, sometimes several months. A close friend of hers recently commented that she was the kindest, most generous person she knew. She loved beautiful things and had a knack for decorating and making her home beautiful. She was a wonderful cook and liked to entertain. Many family gatherings and holidays were enjoyed at her home. She studied health measures and there was often a container of wheatgrass growing somewhere in her house. In her working life she was a secretary, typesetter, a fastidious proofreader, transcriber and excellent typist. She typed several books and personal histories both in her employment and as a volunteer. She married Cecil Lavern Kofford and later married Louis Obradovich. She had one son, Jon Frost Duringer, and five beautiful grandchildren: Jayme, Kelly, Atilla, Jacob Nobunaga and Athena Geneva Duringer. Shauna loved them deeply and put in the time to develop close relationships with each one and was greatly loved in return. Besides her son and grandchildren, survivors include her siblings: Renae (Lyn) Miller, Maurine (Arvin) Bellon, Sherrie (Charles “Pete”) Burdick, Jean (Richard) Carlson, Tenna (Kitt) Herman and two sisters-in-law, Emma Rae (Byron) Gilbert and Sally (Jack Frost) Gilbert. Her parents and her two brothers, Byron and Jack, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday May 14, 2018 at the LDS Chapel, 555 East 3230 North, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the church from 8:30-9:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Roosevelt Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed at www.bergmortuary.com.
Shauna Rebecca Gilbert peacefully passed away on May 11, 2018 in Provo, Utah to begin her new adventure on the other side of the veil. Shauna was an original. She was a strong woman and had strong beliefs and opinions. She was blessed with great... View Obituary & Service Information
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