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Thaya Leone Eggleston Gilmore

September 2, 1941 — April 16, 2023

Preston, Idaho

Thaya Leone Eggleston Gilmore

 

Thaya Leone Eggleston Gilmore, 81, passed away on April 16, 2023 in Preston, Idaho. She was born September 2, 1941 in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, California to Walter Fay Eggleston and June Aleen Christiansen Eggleston.

On June 16, 1962 Thaya married Robert LeRoy Davis in the Los Angeles California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They had six children, then divorced in 1980.

While attending Utah State University to earn her BS degree Thaya met and married, Charles Creston Gilmore. They were sealed in the Logan Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on February 28, 1987.

While working full-time, and raising 5 children, she received her BS Degree in 1987 at Utah State University majoring in English with a minor in Journalism. Thaya used this degree to work as an author and journalist. She was an Editor for The Cache Citizen, a Columnist for The Preston Citizen, and The Herald Journal. She also was a contributor to the Ensign Magazine. She also had experience working as a nutritionist for 35 years.

Thaya was an avid genealogist, compiling family and personal histories and family scrapbooks. She assisted many in starting their family histories. She was an active member of the DUP and she served in various church leadership positions including a church service mission with her husband Charles.

Thaya shared her musical and creative talents as a wonderful pianist and organist. She wrote many skits, plays, and musicals which were performed at various church functions and family reunions.

She is survived by her husband Charles Gilmore, her children; Lesley Pimentel (Joseph), Cathryn Kirkbride (Glen), Christopher Davis (Stacy), Matthew Gilmore (Emily), Robert Gilmore (Mary). She is also survived by her brother; Richard Eggleston (Julie) and a sister; Aleen Sellers (Jon) as well as 27 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents June and Walter Eggleston; sister, Claudia June Dayton; daughter; Aubrey Lauren Davis, son-in-law, Joseph Pimentel and two grandchildren.

A special thanks to Dr. David Beckstead for his attentive care. Thank you to the devoted nurses and home healthcare staff at Franklin County Medical Center. Your caring attention was special to her and her family. Thank you to the many others who touched Thaya’s life in loving ways over her lifetime.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 24, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Preston South Stake Center, 55 East 100 South, Preston, Idaho. Viewings will be held Sunday from 6:00-8:00 pm at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. Preston, Idaho and again prior to the service from 9:30-10:30 am at the church. Interment will be in the Cornish Utah Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com

Services will be available to stream live at 11:00 a.m. MDT at the following link:

https://youtube.com/live/MykiI4YqFLk?feature=share

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

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Monday, April 24, 2023

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Preston South Stake Center

55 East 100 South, Preston, ID 83263

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Monday, April 24, 2023

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Preston South Stake Center

55 East 100 South, Preston, ID 83263

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