Rachael Webb
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1920 ~ 2011
Our beautiful, mother, grandma, sister, neighbor, and friend, Rachael Webb, passed quietly from this earthly life December 21, 2011. Born June 17, 1920 to Heber Dairrel and Ella Leora Christensen. She was the eldest of four sisters, Lois (Murray) Gardner, Arlene (Frank) Pennock, and Bernice (Bill) Stromberg.
Her life was that of service. She valiantly served an LDS Mission in the Eastern States Mission from 1941-1942, and that was an anchor for all of her life. She delighted in telling of her experiences and the wonderful people she served.
On August 9, 1943 she married her sweetheart, F. George Webb, in the Salt Lake Temple and they were married for 53 beautiful years. Together they had nine children, Jim (Ann Marie), Alan-deceased, Susan (Randy) Bills, Carolyn Curtis, Steven (Angie) Webb, Debbie Webb, Patti Ward, Scott (Ann) Webb, Julie (Hal) Sharp; one adopted daughter, Eva Garcia; 46 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren.
She was involved in many organizations, East Millcreek Lions Club, Daughter's of the Utah Pioneers, and PTA just to name a few. She was an avid Ute supporter. She was a faithful member of the Valley View 7th Ward for 60+ years, where she held many callings, from Den Mother, Relief Society President, and her favorite, a Relief Society Teacher. Her love of charity and service to our Heavenly Father was truly manifest in her kindness to all. She tirelessly served Him. She wrote beautiful poetry and would often make us laugh with her ability to rhyme an everyday sentence. She was charming, witty, and had a contagious sense of humor.
Mom believed that life should be enjoyed, not just endured. Whether traveling to Lake Powell, the Arches, New York, Disneyland, as well as many
travels abroad, it mattered not. Sleepovers with grandkids, dinner, or lunch dates would often make her day, as long as it involved her family it made her happy.
Mom showed by her example one of life's greatest lessons, that love is not taught but it must be experienced. To Mom it didn't matter what you were doing she always made the most of it. You often heard her saying as quiet as possible that she "loved you the most," and you would never doubt it. In her final weeks she never lost her grace, beauty, and dignity. And often without a word she would look at you with her loving dimpled smile and beautiful blue eyes as if to say "I love you". Her legacy lives on through us and the lessons that she taught. Let us never forget to "not take any wooden nickels" and that life is a series of challenges. Let us choose to be happy, as she so graciously showed us.
Thank you, sweet mother, for teaching us with such courage and dignity the meaning of enduring to the end. You were truly an Angel on Earth.
Kind thanks to Roxanne Hadley who cared for her, to the Beehive Home and its entire staff for their love and tender care, and VistaCare Hospice for making her final moments peaceful. Families are forever.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 2, 2012 at 12 Noon at the Valley View 7th Ward, 2245 East 3900 South. Friends and family can visit Sunday Evening, Jan. 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church Monday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. The interment will be on Tuesday, January 3, at 10:00 a.m. at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Messages and tributes to the family can be posted at: www.holbrookmortuary.com

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Dec. 25 to Dec. 31, 2011.
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January 7, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a wonderful woman. As I read the obituary, it described her perfectly. I enjoyed growing up in the Valley View 7th ward with such great neighbors. Several years ago Don invited your mom over for a Christmas dinner and I enjoyed spending time visiting with her and catching up on your family. She was so proud of each of you.
I was out of town for the holidays and just heard about your mom's passing and wanted to express my sympathy to each of you. I have many fond memories of your family growing up.
Kathy Rich
January 7, 2012
Debbie, Becky and Kristie
So sorry to hear of your mom and grandmas passing..my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time
Ann Coonradt (Lott)
January 3, 2012
To Steve, Angie, and all the Webb Family! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. What a wonderful legacy she has! May you find comfort in her love!
Lisa Loveday-Lee
January 2, 2012
I am very honored to have met your Grandma Webb. She was such a hard worker. I'm glad to have been able to help her the last few months, and be able to enjoy her smile. So sorry for your loss.
Darlene Crosby
January 1, 2012
We like to express our deepest sympathy to all the family, about Rachael's passing. We are grateful to have known her through our son in law Nathaniel W. She was a wonderful sweet lady.Sincerely, Jerry&Elisabeth Coombs
January 1, 2012
We are thinking of your loss and praying that the sweet spirit of comfort will be there for each of you.
Karl and Sherrie Quilter
December 31, 2011
Julie and family, I am sure that this is a hard time for you guys and I'm truly sorry. Remember all the fun times with Grandma Webb, she was the best. Everyone should be lucky enough to have a mom, grandma and friend like her! Julie let me know if there is anything I can do for you!
Love, Mary Anne
December 30, 2011
We'll never forget cheering with Grandma Webb for the Utes during rivalry games. Thanks for letting us get to know her. She will be missed.
John & Lisa Blanck
December 29, 2011
Grandma Webb was a beautiful lady loved by all who knew her. Robbie has such respectful memories of her visiting the shop and sharing the holidays with her Webb "shop" family. Our condolences to your family. She will be dearly missed.
Bob & Linda Dalley
December 29, 2011
The employees and their families of Webb Audio Visual express their deepest sympathy for the Webb Family at this difficult time. Grandma Webb was a special lady and she will be missed by all.
December 28, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Dee & Bob Streett
December 28, 2011
May His comforting arms be wrapped around you in your time of sorrow....so sorry for your loss
Lynette Penman
December 28, 2011
Deepest condolences to the Webb Family -- What great memories of growing up in the neighborhood with Sherm, Alan, Richard and Randy. Sister Webb was always a most gracious lady in every way. You should be proud of the heritage you have and the legacy she has left behind. She touched many lives.
Ren Allred
December 27, 2011
Scott & Ann & family,

What a beautiful tribute your lives are to this wonderful lady! May your memories all be sweet ones and your joys in knowing that you will be together again give you happiness & peace in this tender time & in days & weeks to come.

Thinking of you,
Patrice Fairbanks
December 27, 2011
youre in ma prayer ann.she is in heaven with the lord.rest in peace.
christine khamasi.
December 27, 2011
so many great memories. (movies in your basement, lions club 4th of july, the "fort" in your backyard) thanks for being a part of our lives sister webb.
lisa morey
December 25, 2011
What a beautiful mother you had. I am sorry for your loss, but how the heavens must rejoice to have her "home" again. Patty Liston
patty liston
December 25, 2011
Steven, Angie, Steffer, Mandy, Amy, Mary Rae & Carson
We were so saddened to hear of Grandma Webb's passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts & in our prayers.
Much Love to you all...
Jeff & Debbie
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