Lonnie Elaine Shields Gifford began her sojourn on earth on March 22, 1939.
She was the 2nd of four children born to Arthur L. and Louise A. Sudbury Shields.
Her life spanned 8 plus decades. Over the years she endured considerable tumult to include 2 marriages, earlier in her adult years, and multiple bouts with various health issues since 1990, which she faced with remarkable courage and resolve. Her most recent bout proved to be too much for her weakened body to overcome. She did, in fact, endure to the end.
Lonnie succumbed to the frailties of humanity on Oct. 22, 2021.
Moved on to paradise where she was greeted by our Savior and departed loved ones to a life of service in her final estate.
Her life exemplified compassion, loving service, and generosity. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her, especially the residents of the Willow Creek Apartments in Grantsville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; half sisters: Wanda Ruffener (Salt Lake City, UT) and Sandra Outzen (Tooele, UT).
She is survived by her siblings; Jeanine (Claude) Rydalch (Idaho Falls, ID), Glenda (Arlen) Shields (Pine Canyon, UT), and Arthur K. (Penny) Shields (Pine Canyon, UT).
In consideration of the potential exposure to COVID 19, graveside services were held for immediate family only. Interment in Tooele City Cemetery.
Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial.