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Obituary for C. Jill Willard

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C. Jill Willard

February 25, 1943 - April 30, 2013

C. Jill Willard, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many, attended St. Joseph Catholic Schools where she met and later married (1963) her sweetheart and soul mate, Paul Willard.She enjoyed 25 years in the medical profession in Ogden and the U of U Dept of OBGYN.Jill was a talented artist and was a true light in this world. She will be missed by husband Paul, children: Kevin & Michelle Willard, (Lauren, Mackenzie, Jake), Debbie & Marshall Palm (William, Madeline), Sheri Willard, Missie & Bert Somers (A.J., Jackson), Noelle & Patrick Jones (Nathaniel & Katie; Madeline Sears), her brother Paul &Martha Oberley (Leticia & John) and countless others whose lives she touched.A rosary and vigil service will be held Friday, May 3, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ Leavitt’s Mortuary in Ogden. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. James Catholic Church on Saturday, May 4 @ 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SJCHS Alumni Assoc. or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made at



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Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

St. James


495 N. Harrison Blvd, , Ogden, UT,

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Timeline for C. Jill Willard

Born: February 25, 1943
Died: April 30, 2013

Condolences for C. Jill Willard

MaryAnn Ferrin posted on 5/4/13

Dear Paul and Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Jill in your lives. She was such a beautiful person. I will always remember the two of you together and the laughter and love that flowed between you. My heart and prayers will be with you today as you place her soul to rest. Be comforted in knowing that she was well loved in this world.


Jeanette Smyth posted on 5/4/13

Dear Paul and family, My deepest sympathy . Jill was such a bright and shining star and will continue to be one in Gods, hands. Gods blessing and prayers.Jeanette Smyth


Sheryl posted on 5/3/13

I worked with Jill in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the University of Utah. I remember her as delightful and always added zest to the day. She was a wonderful lady. I think of her everytime I make her salsa recipe. I'm sorry to hear of her loss and extend my compassion and sympathy to all friends and family. I know she will be greatly missed.Sheryl Martin, friend and co-worker


Herb & Jo Ann Somers posted on 5/3/13

Paul and Family. We have fond memories of our first meeting over a large round table at a Park City Restaurant shortly after our children had gotten together....somewhat unusual circumstances, but handled with dignity and grace ! Jill was a fun and loving person. She will be missed by all. I know you have many great memories and can call on them frequently. We are thinking of the family. Jo Ann & Herb Somers


bobbi holliday posted on 5/3/13

Paul and Family,Jill will be missed, and I'm grateful for having her in my life. She is special!May the passing of time lessen your loss, but the memories continue to live.My thoughts and best wishes to all of you,bobb holliday


Rita (Olivas) Chadwell posted on 5/3/13

Paul and Family,I am saddened to hear of Jill's passing. I have such fond memories...she was beautiful. Know that you are in our prayers. Please extend my condolences to your bro-in-law, Paul, as well, as he and I were class mates.


Allison posted on 5/3/13

Missy, Bert, AJ, & Jackson:We were very saddened to hear of the passing of your mom/grandmom. In this very difficult time, I hope you take solace in knowing she's in a better place with no more suffering. Fondly, the sykes


Cheryl (Flippen) Sadiq posted on 5/3/13

I will always appreciate Jill being a friend to my sister Virginia (Flippen) D'Agostino...especially being so kind as to bring Virginia a remembrance token from their 50th class reunion when Virginia could not attend. Virginia told me last night that she feels as if she has just lost her best friend. We know that the soul of such a dear person rests in eternal peace and that Jill's good deeds will live on with people forever. Our love to Paul and the family.


Robert Walker posted on 5/3/13

Hi Paul, I am so sorry to hear about your wife. It's so hard losing someone you love, but hopefully time will help heal your loss. Hope you are okay. I wish you well and the best in life. -Coach Walker


XOXO, Elaine Villarruel posted on 5/2/13

Noelle,May God's peace abide in your household. It is always tough to lose a loved one but especially hard to lose your mother.


christopher charles smith posted on 5/2/13

Noelle, I never met your mother, but she must have been a terrific lady to raise such a fantastic daughter like you. I'm real sorry about the pain you, Patrick, and everyone else is going through.My condolences, Char Smith


denise pasquini shaw posted on 5/2/13

sorry for your loss . our thoughts and prayers are with the willard's family


Tina Ydo Spencer posted on 5/2/13

Coach Willard and family,Thoughts and prayers to you in this sad time. I remember how beautiful and so happy Mrs. Willard was to all students and St. Joe. God Bless her and her family.


Susan Krantz posted on 5/2/13

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember working with Jill while at the University of Utah OB/GYN. She was a kind and compassionate lady. I always respected her and enjoyed working with her. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.


Pam and Fred Gage posted on 5/2/13

Our deepest sympathies to Jill's family. We adopted her daughter Missie's family as part of ours, when they lived in Citrus Heights, CA. At that time, we had the honor of meeting Jill and Don. I was so thrilled when she painted a picture of one of my photographs of Fall Trees. She was a true talent and her picture will always be hanging on our wall. She will be missed, but never forgotten. God has received a special Angel.


Melissa Willard Somers posted on 5/2/13

Rosary and Vigil ServiceFriday, May 3, 20136-8 p.m.Leavitt's Mortuary836 36th StreetOgden, Ut 84403


Michael & Teresa Lujan posted on 5/2/13

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We will always remember Jill’s kindness, welcoming spirit, and graciousness smile. May God shower your family with strength and courage in this trying time.With heartfelt condolences,Michael and Teresa Lujan and Family


Brenda Bates posted on 5/2/13

Dear Debbie and Family,As a family you have shown outstanding love and support. Your mom knew she was surrounded by a loving family, you can't ask for much more than that. God bless you as you go through this difficult time. Remember your friends and family love you and are here to support you. Take care of yourselves as you remenisce about the good times you shared and what she imparted on you. You will always have a piece of her living in you.Much love to you Debbie.Brenda


Sherrie Jellerson posted on 5/2/13

Sincere condolences from the Jellerson family!


Edie George posted on 5/2/13

Dear Paul and family,I am very saddened to learn of Jill's passing. I have sent a copy of the obituary to my son Lee Forsgren, who played basketball for Paul at St. Joseph High School. I know he will be saddened also to learn of this death. Our love to all of the family!!!!Edie GeorgeAlexandria VA


Teri Harrison posted on 5/2/13

Jills's artwork hangs in my house, and I love all of it! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Melissa. Much love to you all, Teri


Maureen Cunniff posted on 5/2/13

Jill is a special soul who has touched me very deeply for many years. She has offered me unconditional love, wise advise, and many laughs and good times over the years. Both Jill and Paul were very influential in my daughters' childhood. Their marriage is one to be envied, well actually it should be emulated by all of us who are married. My heart is broken; I greatly miss my friend already, but I believe she will be another guardian angel in heaven, and through that belief I will continue my "conversations" with her. Love and prayers for Paul and the whole family. Thank you, God, for putting an exceptional woman in our lives. Love, Maureen