Jeness Corine Gotch Balmforth
1925 ~ 2014

Jeness Corine Gotch Balmforth, age 89, of Pleasant Grove, Utah passed away peacefully Monday, March 31, 2014. She was born February 7, 1925 in Shelley, Idaho to Adolph Gotch and Eva Cora Arave. She married her sweetheart, George Raymond Balmforth, November 20, 1942 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had nine children.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved her service in the stake and ward Relief Society organizations. She always loved being a Visiting Teacher and made many life-long friends.

Her greatest love was designing and creating formals and wedding dresses. She learned her dress making skills as a young woman, and through perseverance and hard work, developed a thriving wedding business: Sweetheart Manor. Many of her formals graced the stage in the Miss Idaho Falls and Miss Idaho pageants. She found great joy in dressing brides and helping them create happy memories. She loved cooking, gardening, crochet, baseball, and the Jazz.

She is survived by her children, Sheila (David) Royall, Kevin (Jacquie) Balmforth, Teresa (Mike) Dahle, and Margo (James) Lamoreaux, 21 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and 5 children: Paul R, Brent L, David R, Tamara and Kathleen.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Mt. Mahogany LDS Stake Center, 1548 North 900 West, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Friends and family may call on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah, and again on Monday from 9:00 to 9:45 am prior to the services at the church. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Shelley, Idaho that afternoon at 3:30 pm.

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