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In Loving Memory
Gini Caron Shurtleff, of Salt Lake City, Utah, passed away in her home on November 10th. She was 62. The youngest of 5 siblings, Gini was born in San Francisco to Colonel Carl Shurtleff and Tommy Shurtleff. As a daughter of a career Army officer she traveled internationally and attended schools in Paris, Taiwan, Georgia, and Utah. After conquering Brigham Young University as a BFA student and champion racquetball player, Gini collected her burgeoning illustrator portfolio (and burgeoning 3-year-old son) and moved to New York City. There, she gained her professional experience as a graphic designer and life experience as a single mother managing a bar in Queens. In 1986, Gini moved to Salt Lake City where she worked a majority of her professional career at O.C. Tanners as a jewelry designer. Gini's work can be seen in the design of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic medals as well as an abundant collection of rings, watches, and necklaces. Gini was an artist not just in profession but in spirit. An imaginative renaissance woman, she was a writer, poet, chef, interior designer, philosopher, and lover of all living creatures. Her sharp humor made us belly-laugh, her character inspired us, and her personality endeared us all to fall in love with her. Gini is survived by her son, Josh Shurtleff; granddaughter, Charlie; and her 4 siblings: Jeffrey C. Shurtleff, Holly L. Shurtleff, Leslie Alison Clark; Cheryl D. Shurtleff. A private service will be held for immediate family and close friends.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Dec. 1, 2017
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