|Birth: ||Sep. 5, 1925|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 2013|
Salt Lake County
Jessie Jane Gibbons Brandenburg was born at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 1925 at 416 East 600 South in Salt Lake City to Jesse Ernest Gibbons and Eleanor Jane Asay. She was "Jessie" to friends and "Jane" to family. The eldest of three children, Aunt Jane was very close to her brothers, Don and Norm.
Aunt Jane attended schools in Los Angeles, Castle Dale, and St. George, graduating from Dixie High School in 1943. She was a graduate of Dixie Junior College (now Dixie State University) and the University of Utah. Even though she went to the U of U, Aunt Jane was a huge BYU fan. Go Cougars!
She married Ray Everett Brandenburg on Friday, November 27, 1953 in the St. George Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Harold S. Snow, who served as temple president from 1937-1963, performed the ceremony. Divorced in 1965, he preceded her in death on Monday, March 11, 1974. They had four children together: Diana Jane, Glen Ray, Brian K., and Teri Lyne. At the time of her death, she had fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Aunt Jane raised her family at 66 East 800 North in Orem. In 1972, she bought a house with her mother at 1218 East 640 South in Provo and lived there until 2009. She lived with her daughter in Starkville, Mississippi for a year, then moved to the Brigham Apartments in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, where she resided until her death.
From 1949 until her retirement in 1987, Aunt Jane worked for the State of Utah as a dietician. Most of her career was spent at the Utah State Hospital in Provo.
An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she faithfully served in many callings throughout her life. While living in Provo, she was a member of the Slate Canyon Fourth Ward. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Salt Lake Eighteenth Ward.
After a period of ill health, Aunt Jane passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013. She was eighty-eight years, three months, and seven days old.
Looking back, I have so many great memories of Aunt Jane. Visits to her house were the best - making ice cream on the front lawn, discussions about mystery #4,082 regarding our family history, fascinating stories about what it was like to grow up during the Great Depression, and so much more!
Another thing that sticks out in my mind about Aunt Jane was her love of the holidays. She always managed to make it special. St. Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and mincemeat pie will never be the same. I'm also really going to miss her birthday cards (she always knew exactly what to say) and our phone conversations - she loved, loved to talk!
One of the most loving, caring, compassionate, non-judgemental, optimistic people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing, she was a great example to us all. Rest in peace, Aunt Jane.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Salt Lake Ensign Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 135 A Street in Salt Lake City. Calling hours were held on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Mortuary located at 85 East 300 South in Provo, and also prior to the services at the church on Monday from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Following the conclusion of the services, Aunt Jane was laid to rest in the Castle Dale City Cemetery close to her cousin, Doreen. Five days later, her cousin, Valoy, passed away and was buried nearby.
Summary of funeral services:
Funeral services were held under the direction of Bishop Johnnie Bobo.
The family prayer was offered by Glen Brandenburg.
The prelude and postlude music was offered by Karen Seamons.
The invocation was offered by Donald Gibbons.
Musical numbers performed included: "Because I Have Been Given Much," which was performed by the congregation; "Love One Another Flute Solo," which was performed by LaDawn Bushnell; "Medley of Hymns," which was performed by Henry and Katty Caceres; and "Silent Night," which was performed by the congregation.
Speakers included: Brandon Boschetti, Diana Boschetti, Brian Brandenburg, and Teri Brandenburg.
The benediction was offered by Glen Brandenburg.
The grave was dedicated by Brian Brandenburg.
Pallbearers included: Brandon Boschetti, Justin Boschetti, Andres Brandenburg, Samuel Brandenburg, Jacob Brandenburg, Tyler Brandenburg, and Matthew Brandenburg.
Her obituary, which was published in the Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) on December 15, 2013:
"Jessie Jane Gibbons Brandenburg, age 88, died December 12, 2013, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
"She was born September 5, 1925, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the oldest of three children born to Jesse Ernest Gibbons and Eleanor Jane Asay Gibbons.
"She married Ray Everett Brandenburg on November 27, 1953, in the St. George LDS Temple. They divorced in 1965, and he preceded her in death in 1974.
"She was a dedicated and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life, serving in Relief Society, Sunday School, Young Women, Cub Scouting and Primary children's organizations, and was a winning roadshow director. She also served as a part-time Family History service missionary for several years, and as a full-time Family History missionary in the Michigan-Detroit Mission 1996-97.
"She attended elementary schools in Los Angeles, California; Castle Dale, Utah; and St. George, Utah. She graduated from Dixie High School in St. George in 1943, where she was editor of the school newspaper, guard on the basketball team, and played the trumpet in the band.
"She earned an Associate of Science degree from Dixie Junior College (now Dixie State University) in 1945, where she was president of the Omega Delta Drama Club. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Utah in 1947.
"After an internship at the University of Oregon Medical School, she began a lifetime career as a dietician in 1949 working through the years at Salem General Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Utah State Hospital and Utah State "Training School" (now the Developmental Center). She retired from the State of Utah in 1987. She was a longtime member of the American Association of University Women.
"Her kind and gentle nature was evidenced by her love of animals and was exceeded only by the immense love she showed for her family and friends.
"A selfless person, Jessie was loved by those who had the pleasure of making her acquaintance and was held in high regard by all who knew her.
"She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include two brothers: Donald R. Gibbons of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Normand L. Gibbons of Salt Lake City, Utah; four children: Diana J. Brandenburg Boschetti (Stan) of Orem, Utah; Glen R. (Jeanne) Brandenburg of Selah, Washington; Brian K. (Sheila) Brandenburg of Chantilly, Virginia; and Teri L. Brandenburg of Salt Lake City, Utah; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and her nieces and nephews.
"Funeral services will be held Monday, 16 December 2013,11 a.m. at the Salt Lake Ensign Stake LDS Chapel, 135 A Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visitation will be held Sunday, 15 December, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 85 E 300 South, Provo, and also at the chapel on Monday from 9:30-10:45 am prior to services.
Interment following at the Castle Dale Cemetery."
Jesse Ernest Gibbons (1902 - 1966)
Eleanor Jane Asay Gibbons (1900 - 1995)
Ray Everett Brandenburg (1920 - 1974)
Jessie Jane Gibbons Brandenburg (1925 - 2013)
Donald Ray Gibbons (1930 - 2016)*
Normand Lee Gibbons (1931 - 2014)*
Castle Dale City Cemetery
Plot: Block 57, Lot 1, Grave 6
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Dec 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121750419