Geniel Ashcraft Sly

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Geniel Sly, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on February 7th, 2024 at the age of 86. She touched the lives of many with her kindness, generosity, and unwavering love.

The cherished daughter of Lloyd and Helen Ashcraft was raised in Springville, Utah, where she developed lifelong friendships. She was preceded in death by her sister Elaine and brother Verl. She is survived by sisters Nelda, Marilyn, and brother Don.

Geniel and Russ Sly met at BYU on a blind date, and were married at Christmas time in the Manti Temple. Russ was in the Air Force so they started their married life overseas. Jeff was born in England and Becky was born in Turkey. Coming back to the states they added Carolyn and Vivian to the family. She was a devoted mother.

Geniel leaves behind 11 grandsons and 5 granddaughters who she adored. A grandson preceded her in death. She has 12 great-grandchildren, who have brought her immense joy and laughter.

Geniel was known for her dedication to serving others. She sent out cards for every occasion. She was quick to visit those who had a need. You couldn’t leave her home without her offering food. She served in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout her life. She was an especially devoted Visiting Teacher.

A memorial service to celebrate Geniel’s life will be held Friday, February 9th, 2024 at the LDS Chapel on 952 W 1580 S, Payson, Utah. A visitation will be from 9:00-9:45 a.m. with services starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Springville Historic Cemetery at 400 S and 200 W, Springville, Utah.

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Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.
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