Janiece Wright Snively passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, after battling Parkinson’s Disease. Janiece was born on May 13, 1947 in Tooele, Utah to Russel and Beverly (Hatch) Wright. She was the oldest of six children, raised in Grantsville, Utah. She graduated from Grantsville High School in 1965. During her high school years, Janiece was a member of the Lariettes, and was Miss Grantsville 1964.
Janiece was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She married Fred Snively on June 30, 1967. Fred and Janiece were later sealed for time and eternity in the Salt Lake Temple in 1988, on their 21st wedding anniversary. They made their home in Grantsville, Utah, where they raised their three children. Janiece was a devoted wife and mother, and supported her family in all they did. She also worked outside the home for the U.S Government, Grantville Gazette, and Tooele County School District.
Janiece loved Southern Utah, especially Tropic, where she spent a lot of time visiting grandparents as a young child, and later camping with her family at the Tropic Reservoir. Janiece was happiest when she was surrounded by her family, and she was a fun-loving grandma who loved to tease and laugh, sometimes until she cried.
Janiece is survived by her husband of 55 years, Fred; her children: Shaunie (Mike) Ware, Shara (Shane) Ault, Scott (Amanda) Snively, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren, her brothers, Dennis (Marion) Wright of Hurricane Utah, Duane (Judy) Wright of Hurricane, Utah, sisters Jana (Scott) Stice of Grantsville, Utah, JoNeil (Kerry) Alvey of Tropic, Utah, and sister-in-law, Tammy Wright of Grantsville, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, DLynnn Wright, nephew, Brandon Wright.
A Viewing will be held Saturday, January 21st from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The funeral will follow at 12:00 pm. Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Grantsville, Utah West Stake Center, 115 E. Cherry Street, Grantsville Utah. Interment will be at the Grantsville Cemetery.
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