Doris Ila Gibbs Shumway, affectionately known as Ila, peacefully passed away on August 9, 2023, at the age of 78, with her devoted husband at her side and a room full of family members who cherished her deeply. Ila's journey was marked by 60 years of unwavering love and companionship with her husband, David Shumway. Their enduring bond was a testament to the strength of their connection and the joy they found in each other's company. Not a day went by that they did not tell each other how much they loved one another.
Born on February 26, 1945, in Brigham City, Utah, Ila was the daughter of M.E. "Finn" and Mildred Gibbs. On August 23, 1963, Ila exchanged vows with David in Brigham City, Utah. She and David raised two daughters, Cindy and Stacy. Her role as a mother extended beyond her immediate family, touching the lives of nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, who were fortunate to know her warmth and affection.
Professionally, Ila's journey led her to Hill Air Force Base, where her contributions left an indelible mark. Serving as the Combined Federal Campaign Queen for Hill AFB during the early years of her career. For almost 50 years she enriched lives through her work as a Mary Kay beauty consultant, showcasing her talent for connecting with others and making them feel beautiful. Ila's remarkable qualities will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who knew her. She was a captivating storyteller and her quick wit brought smiles to countless faces. Her unwavering positivity was appreciated by those closest to her.
A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ila's spiritual convictions shaped her life. She enjoyed teaching as a dedicated primary teacher, participating in music, and coaching church softball and volleyball. Ila had a tremendous amount of faith in prayer.
Ila's contributions to her community and loved ones were numerous. She proudly served as a vital member of the Layton Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, the Pineview Yacht Club, and the Combined Federal Campaign.
In her childhood, Ila bonded with her father through their shared love of playing softball. This cherished memory remained close to her heart throughout her life. Ila's interests were diverse, spanning from spending quality time with family to indulging in fashion, music, boating, gardening, horseback riding, and travel. She held a special affinity for destinations such as Lake Powell, Moab, Hawaii, and the Bahamas.
Ila is survived by her adoring husband, David, her daughters Cindy (Craig) and Stacy (Rod), as well as nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She joins her parents Finn and Mildred, and her sister Diane McCabe, in the eternal embrace of those who preceded her in passing.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday August 16, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Tuesday, August 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary prior to the service.
Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.
Ila's legacy of love, dedication, and warmth will forever be cherished by those fortunate enough to have known her.