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Beth Ann Hill Neville passed away March 23, 2023 from the frailties of old age surrounded by her seven children. She was born December 27, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Eva Cowley Willey and Guy Phillip Hill. She had three brothers, Keith, Dean and David Hill. Beth Ann’s
father died when she was seven years old and she willingly and lovingly took care of her younger brother, David, while her mother worked to support the family. When she was 16 years old her mother married Charles Anthony Trump who treated Beth Ann like a daughter. She grew
up in Bountiful, Utah and attended Davis High School.
Beth Ann and her dear friend Maxine Burton met and later married handsome identical twins Bruce and Bob Neville. Beth Ann and Bruce were sealed in the Salt Lake City temple by Spencer W. Kimball on May 14, 1954. One month later Beth Ann pinned wings on Bruce and they started their four year commitment to the Air Force, stationed at Rapid City, South Dakota. While in the Air Force they had four children, Roark, Jeanne, Jayne and Brett. Beth Ann was pregnant with their 5th child, Stacey, when Bruce started medical school at the University of
Utah. They lived in Stadium Village student housing in a small two bedroom apartment. Shelley and Ann were born during medical school, with Beth Ann having 7 children in 7 years. Bruce and Beth Ann moved to Clearfield, Utah after medical school where Bruce practiced
Family Medicine at the Clearfield Clinic. They later moved to Layton, Utah into her beloved home on East Gentile Street. She made her home beautiful and comfortable and always welcomed family and friends into its warmth.
Beth Ann was a life long learner with an amazing memory. She believed every home should have a set of encyclopedias, a good dictionary and a bible commentary. She was always reading, wanting to know the how and why of everything she read about, researching until she had answers. She taught herself and later her children, among other things, to study the scriptures, sew, cook, decorate, and quilt. And was thrilled when she thought they surpassed her in knowledge or ability.
She loving being with her with her family. Beth Ann played tennis, rode her bike and played golf with Bruce, and went on many family vacations with her husband and children. It was so important for her to be with her family that she got the entire family of nine ready by herself and all Bruce had to do was come home and say “Are we ready to go?” and off they went. This included the many camping/fishing trips they went on (when she would have preferred to be at the beach.) She served with Bruce in San Palo, Brazil where he was the mission doctor, telling
him many times that she was not his nurse, so don’t treat her like one.
Beth Ann did exquisite handwork. She taught herself and then others traditional hand piecing and quilting at Mormon Handicraft for many years with her quilting friends who affectionally called themselves “The Four of Us.” It was important to her that she teach her students how to
draft a quilt block, chose the size, color and how the quilt block was constructed so her students would have a finished quilt that was uniquely theirs.
Beth Ann was preceded in death by her eternal companion, Bruce Taylor Neville; grandson Michael Taylor Rogers; her parents and two older brothers. She is survived by: her brother John David Hill and sister-in-law Maxine Burton Neville; children Roark and Melanie Neville,
Jeanne and John Lingard, Jayne and David Rogers, Brett and Kerri Neville, Stacey and Steve Engebretsen, Shelley Neville and Ann Neville; 27 grandchildren and 55 great grandchildren. Mama, we love you always and forever.
A private family service will be held on April 8, 2023 at 3:00 pm,.
Services will be livestreamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Beth Ann's obituary page.
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