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Dorothy Gneiting


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Dorothy Gneiting Obituary
Dorothy Gneiting, 90, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Dorothy was born Nov. 3, 1925 in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Arnold Alma Jolley and Rosa Vidella Whitmill. She was raised in the Firth/Kimball area, attending Firth grade schools and graduating from Firth High School.
On Nov. 15, 1944 Dorothy married Derrell Arthur Gneiting in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Derrell passed away on March 19, 1993. She married Joe Layman in June 1999.
She delivered telegrams during World War II for Western Union, helped on the farm, worked in the potato warehouse, was an Avon Lady and a wonderful homemaker. Dorothy was a member of The Red Hat Society and was involved in 4-H. In her free time she enjoyed softball, bowling, piano, singing, dancing and family history.
Dorothy is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings, including her service as an early morning Seminary Teacher. She served three full-time LDS missions: Jacksonville, Florida; Kansas City, Missouri and an employment service mission in Great Falls, Montana.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Joe Layman of Blackfoot; children, Dorothy Jean (Rodger) Wray of Moreland, John Arnold (Georgia) Gneiting of Riverton, Wyoming, Derrell Joe (Carol) Gneiting of Newdale, Idaho, Michael Craig Gneiting of Sun River, Montana and Tamara Sue (Michael) Love of Sunset, Utah; sister, Rosa Marie Tidwell of Pasco, Washington; 19 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Derrell Gneiting; and brother, Barney Alma Jolley.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. There will also be a graveside funeral service held at noon at the Sun River Montana Cemetery on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The family will meet with friends in Montana at the Sun River, MT., LDS Church, 845 US-89 from 11 a.m. to noon before going to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
A special thank you to her hospice nurses and her granddaughter Rhianna Gneiting for her loving care.
Published in The Morning News on Apr. 29, 2016
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