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Giovanna Sudweeks

July 12, 2019

Giovanna Sudweeks

Tropic, Utah

Giovanna Bybee Sudweeks, 87, passed away July 12, 2019 in Panguitch. She was born in Tropic, March 22, 1932 to Levi Marion and Ella Riding Bybee. She married Lynden B Sudweeks May 9, 1959; he proceeded her in death September 12, 2018. They made their home in Tropic where they raised their children.

Giovanna worked at Ruby’s Inn for many years. She loved working with the tourists and meeting new people from all over the world. She loved to read and was always reading a book, magazine, or newspaper. She would always fold the corners down in the magazines to mark a recipe she wanted to try or an article she wanted to read again.

Giovanna enjoyed being around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always greeted them with a big smile and a hug. "The measure of love….is to love without measure". Anyone who knew Giovanna, knows she truly loved unconditionally, it was what her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren admired the most about her.

Giovanna was loved by many and will be missed greatly.

Giovanna is survived by her children: Katherine (Rick) Rhodes, Parowan; Allyson Sudweeks, Panguitch; Lynette (Kenneth) Sawyer, Panguitch; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Sandra (Terry) Ward; sister in-law, Chloeen Bybee; brother in-law, Weldon (Carmen) Sudweeks

Also preceeded in death by: parents, Levi Marion and Ella Riding Bybee; siblings: Erma (Jim) Clarke, Mark Bybee, Mary Shumway, June Bybee, Walden (Laura) Bybee, Jean (Carl) Syrett, Clive (Thelma) Bybee, Cryel Bybee, Frank (Edith) Bybee, Clyde R (Della) Bybee, Erna (Bill) Casebolt, Ella Bybee.

Graveside services and interment will be held Friday, July 19, 2019 at 11:00 in the Bryce Canyon City Cemetery, where friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at

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