Marcella Tippit Maughan
1926 ~ 2014
Marcella Tippit Maughan, age 87, of Lehi, Utah, passed away
on January 29, 2014 at UVRMC in Provo, Utah.
Gwen was born July 14, 1926 in Oklahoma City to James Ollie
and Goldie Robinett Tippit. Gwen attended various country
schools in Oklahoma before the family moved to Los Angeles
in 1937. She attended high school in Los Angeles. She worked
in an imported linens and lace shop next door to a drug
store owned by the parents of her future husband, George
Maughan. They married in Las Vegas in 1946.
Gwen lived most of her adult life in Downey, California
where she worked for Downey Unified School District for
30 years driving school bus, becoming dispatcher, and finally
as Supervisor of Transportation. After retirement she lived
for a number of years in Palm Desert, California. She moved
to Utah almost 10 years ago, where she has enjoyed family
and good friends that made living in the cold weather "worth
Gwen was a woman of many talents, a fantastic attitude,
and a sweet disposition. She loved quietly serving others.
Her favorite church calling was working as librarian in
her LDS ward where she got to know and love her ward family.
Gwen is survived by her daughter Linda Banks (Randy) of
Highland, Utah, and son Craig Maughan of Twentynine Palms,
California; grand children Matthew (Amy), Natalie (Lance),
Trevor, and Devan Banks. Great-grandchildren include Jedrik,
Xiomara, Brayden, and Anna.
She was preceded in death by her husband George A. Maughan
Jr., granddaughter Samantha, and her brother, Billie Tippit.
A special thanks to the nurses and doctors at UVRMC that
tried so hard to save her when her knee replacement surgery
turned to Pneumonia. Gwen’s favorite saying was, "Life
is what happens when you have made other plans!" She
has been unexpectedly reunited with loved ones.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014
at 3:00 pm in the Ivory Ridge LDS Chapel, 127 East 3200
North, Lehi Utah. Family and friends are invited to a viewing
at the church from 1:30-2:30 pm prior to services. Interment
will be at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale,