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Doris Lucile (Lucy) Giles

Doris Lucile (Lucy) Giles passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 27, 2023. Lucy was born June 5, 1941, to James Lyndsey Barnes and Clara Lapreal North in Heber City, Utah. She was the ninth of 10 children. Growing up in Heber City, she was taught the value of hard work. She spent her youth either unloading sand from rail cars or working for her dad at his construction company. Lucy could often outwork most men, a fact she was proud of. At the age of 16, at a youth dance, she met Jay Wardell and they were married the following year. They made their home in Morgan at the Wardell family mink ranch. They were blessed with five children. Lucy took great pride teaching us kids that same work ethic she had been taught, by working side by side with us at the ranch. Jay and Lucy were later divorced. She then went to work for Green Diamond Manufacturing and then Mtn Bell Phone Company (US West/Qwest) where she later retired. In the fall of 2005, Lucy met Gerald D (Jerry) Giles. They were married June 5, 2006. With this union, Lucy gained three more daughters. Jerry and Lucy bought a home in St. George and enjoyed spending winters there to escape the cold. They made so many wonderful friends in St. George and enjoyed many adventures. After Jerry’s passing in 2012, Lucy continued to spend her winters in St. George. Lucy loved to travel, whether it was a cruise to Alaska or a weekend getaway. She was a great baker and loved to spoil her kids, grandkids and neighbors with her baked goods. She also loved to golf, sew, knit, crochet and quilt. She has made countless Afghans and quilts for many family members and friends. The last several years she made and donated several quilts to the Morgan County Fair quilt auction to raise funds for fairground improvements. Lucy was a faithful Christian and had a strong belief in her Heavenly Father. 

Lucy is survived by her children, Julie (Dave) Messerly, Hunstville; Wess (Mary) Wardell; Todd (Traca) Wardell; Dan (Angie) Wardell and Ted (Debbie) Wardell, all of Morgan. Julie Muir, Layton; Karen (Kendall) Madsen, West Jordan and Pam (Eric) Lee, Layton; her bonus son Mike (Joyce) Taylor, Marriot/Slaterville; 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Lucy is preceded in death by her parents, all nine of her siblings, her great grandson Kaleb and her husband Jerry.

Per moms wishes we will “celebrate her life” with a visitation on Friday, Feb. 3 at Walker Mortuary from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by graveside service at 2:30 p.m. at the Milton Pioneer Cemetery.

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