Geraldine "Jeri" (Peterson) McInellyMarch 28, 1940 ~ April 19, 2017 (age 77)
Geraldine "Jeri" Peterson McInelly, 77, passed away April 19, 2017 in Richfield with her devoted husband by her side. She was born March 28, 1940 in Elsinore to Sylvin R Holm and Virgina Cloward Peterson. She married Douglas L. McInelly, April 1, 1967 in Ely, NV.
Jeri was born in Elsinore, but was raised in Glenwood by her parents and grandparents. Even though her father was gone a lot during WWII, she was the apple of his eye and he spoiled her whenever he was home.
She worked 25 years with the Utah State Tax Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, everyone one knew her as the "friendly lady with the beehive hair due" when they went to the courthouse to licence and pay the taxes on their vehicles. One of her favorite hobbies was crafting dolls; she spent many hours crocheting afghans and clothes for her dolls and family members.
Jeri has suffered from complications of ill health for a number of years. She has spent countless nights at Stonehenge of Richfield in their loving care. The family extends their appreciation for the care given to her on her many stays there.
Jeri is survived by her husband, Doug, Richfield; children: Marlene (Keven) Christensen, Richfield; Kip (Donna) Nielsen, Austin; Shellie (Sheldon) Coleman, Elsinore; Wendy (Sam) Fullmer, Elsinore; step-children: Dean (Karleen) McInelly, Bryce Canyon City; Kaylon McInelly, Glenwood, FL; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; siblings: Norma Winn, West Valley City; Vaughn Peterson, WY; Ilean (Neil) Peterson, ID; Irma Lou Johnson, West Valley City; siblings-in-law: Donna Rae Barker, Monroe, Lynn (Garna) McInelly, Beaver, Irene (Louis) Brown, Lindon, Valerie (Tobe) Davies, Aurora.
Preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; siblings: Derrell (Gaylene) Peterson and Carolyn Taylor; parents-in-laws: Hyrum and Mary Ellen Coleman; siblings-in-law, Elmer Winn, Cleva (Max) Swindle, Joe Barker
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Richfield 15th LDS Ward Chapel, 200 East Center Street. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield Monday evening from 6 to 8 or at the ward chapel on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30. Burial will be in the Elsinore Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com