1935 LuJean 2024

LuJean Hill Earnshaw

July 7, 1935 — April 15, 2024

LuJean Hill Earnshaw age 88, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away April 15, 2024, peacefully at home with family members by her side. LuJean was born on July 7, 1935, to Kenneth Hill and Valarie Fullmer Hill in Layton Utah. She cherished life and loved her family with all her heart. LuJean was kind, gentle and forgiving, always offering unconditional love to everyone. She loved hugs and kisses from her family and friends. Everyone who was blessed to be on the receiving end of her embrace knew of her genuine love for them.
She grew up on a small farm where she enjoyed and learned the importance of; God, family, charity, hard work and how to appreciate the simple things in life.  She attended Davis High School where she met the love of her life, Lester Dean Earnshaw, to whom she was married for nearly 70 years. They were married on September 17, 1952. The marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on January 27, 1960.

She lived her life with a very compassionate heart always exemplifying the pure love of the Savior.  Her unwavering willingness to serve and her unconditional acceptance of others made everyone feel like they were the most special person to her.  She calmed our fears and provided support and acceptance for anyone even when the world wasn't so kind. She wanted everyone to feel important and included.  

Her home was a sanctuary of love and warmth, where everyone was welcomed with open arms. She welcomed anyone to visit and felt sad to see people go.  She was truly known as a very special lady. She will be deeply missed but forever remembered in the hearts of those she loved and who loved her in return.

She possessed a rare ability to see the best in everyone she encountered, offering a listening ear, a helping hand, or words of encouragement to anyone who crossed her path. Her genuine compassion and infectious smile had the power to brighten even the darkest of days.

She lived a life filled with love, laughter, and a deep sense of family values. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored and cherished with all her heart. She could always find things for the kids to do including one of her favorite past times, coloring with the kids.  

LuJean held many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in the Primary, Young Women's and Relief Society and served many years as the compassionate service leader for the Bountiful 3rd ward.  One of her favorite callings was that of the YW Camp director, both in the ward and on a stake level. She loved camping with the YW, both at Camp Piuta and wilderness camping at Monte Cristo.  

LuJean was a huge sports fan and loved to watch and support her husband, kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as they participated in many sports, music, plays and dance competitions.   She loved to watch local teams on TV in her later years and was known to occasionally yell at the refs while watching TV.  

LuJean and Dean loved working together in their yard and took pride in its unique beauty.   As they worked on their hobby of garden trains, Dean would cut out and build the model buildings and scenery while she painted, stained and made everything look authentic.  They won the KUTV backyard beautification award which made them proud to have the news broadcast live from their back yard. Mom loved tending to the many flowers she planted each season and took pride in the variety array of colors that made their yard pop, and even more importantly, made it the favorite destination for family and friends to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions.

She loved getting up early with Dean on Saturdays and going to yard sales before spending much of the day working in their yard, gardening, and painting wooden crafts.  She very much enjoyed family activities, trips to Yellowstone and Tetonia, watching Shirley Temple movies with the girls, western movies with Dean and she really loved decorating for holidays and making things special for the grandchildren. She was very industrious and loved canning for the winter. She also was a very good seamstress and would sew many of the kid's school clothes and dresses.

LuJean was a loving housewife and mother of 5 children, sons Ricky Dean (Susie), Paul Carter (Yuen), Dallas Lane (Kassidy), Mark Kenneth (Peggy), and daughter Jody Hutchings (Steve), 13 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren. She was loved by her many nieces, nephews, and lifetime friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Lester Dean Earnshaw, parents Ken and Valarie Hill her brothers Vernon, Ruel, Jay, sister Beverly Hill Hansen as well Dean's parents (Les and Thelma Earnshaw) and her many brother and sister-in-laws who she loved dearly.  She is survived by her brother-in-law Harvey Price.  

We want to express our sincere appreciation to Jamie Cook, mom's live-in companion, friend and caregiver the last years of her life.  Also, her personal CNA Freddie Gorshe as well as the wonderful staff at Elevation Hospice Services who provided her with excellent care these last few months.  

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 22, 2024, at the LDS Bountiful Tabernacle, 55 South Main Street, Bountiful Utah, 84010. Friends may visit with family on Sunday, April 21st from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Russon Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful, Utah and from 9:30 to 10:45 am prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at the Bountiful City Cemetery.

Services will be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the service and will be posted below. Condolences may be left in the "Guestbook" tab on this obituary page.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, April 21, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Russon Mortuary & Crematory - Bountiful

295 N. Main St., Bountiful, UT 84010

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Monday, April 22, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 22, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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