JILL PAULETTE DONAHOE KINGSFORD
SOUTH OGDEN, UTAH - Jill Donahoe Kingsford passed away in her husband's arms Friday evening, October 23, 2020. Jill had suffered from Alzheimer's disease and then succumbed to Covid-19 viral pneumonia.
Jill was born March 22,1957 in Ogden, Utah to James Patrick and Jeanne Jordon Donahoe. Jill was the youngest of their five children. She was raised in Washington Terrace, Utah. Jill attended Bonneville High School and later Weber State University.
Jill married the love her life, Scott G. Kingsford, on June 10, 1988 at The Eccles Art Center in Ogden. In the Fall of 1992, Scott and Jill moved into their forever home in South Ogden.
Jill worked for 19 years as a secretary for Weber State University in The Continuing Education Department, retiring in August 2016.
Jill was naturally creative and a talented artist, writer, and musician. She ex celled in many types of drawing including; Irish Celtic art, charcoal, pen and ink dot, Zentangle, and henna tattooing. She enjoyed making ceramic art and porcelain dolls. Jill wrote several short stories, screen plays, poems and books, be ing most passionate with science fiction. She took great pleasure learning and playing Irish tunes of her fiddle. She enjoyed listening to many genres of music and loved to attend concerts to see her favorite bands/artists perform. Jill treasured traveling with her husband. These travels took them on journeys throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Her Irish heritage beckoned her to visit Ireland, which won her heart. She was blessed to visit five more times. She cherished the many lifelong memories she had spending time with her dear friends that she made there.
Jill is survived by her husband; Scott G. Kingsford, sister; Barbara Larsen, her three brothers; David, Timothy, and Dennis (Bobie) Donahoe, her son, Ryan (Stephanie) Link, brother-in-law; Jeff (Janice) Kingsford, and many beloved nephews, nieces, and extended families.
Jill is preceded in death by her parents; James and Jeanne Donahoe, in-laws; Deane and Georgia Kingsford, and one great niece.
At her request and due to the current restrictions, there will be no viewing. A memorial for family and friends will be held at later date.
Condolences may be sent to www.aaronsmortuary.com