In Memory

Jill Gibson (Serfustini)

Jill Gibson Serfustini passed away on August 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 18, 1946 in Ogden, Utah to Lynn and Clea Gibson. When she was three months old, her family moved to Salt Lake City where she grew up, graduating from East High School and then University of Utah in 1969. She then returned to East High, where she taught sewing for seven years and introduced the first boys’ sewing class, for which the boys on the football team immediately signed up. Jill married Anthony “Tony” Serfustini in 1976 and moved to Las Vegas, where they started a medical orthopedics practice. Their son, David, was born there in 1978 and has been the light of Jill’s life ever since. Jill spent the past twenty years as a single woman, accomplishing some of her life-long goals including receiving her temple ordinances and then working in the Las Vegas temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From 2005-2012, Jill returned to SLC to live and help care for her sick mother. During that time she taught sewing to wannabe fashion designers at the Salt Lake Community College. She also served as Relief Society President of the inner city ward which included a homeless shelter and several half-way houses (leading to many unique and sometimes humorous experiences). During that time she started working at the SLC temple. Jill was Martha Stewart and Ms. Home Depot all rolled into one. She was equally comfortable preparing an elegant dinner, sewing Halloween costumes for her grandkids or installing a sprinkler system. In addition to her love of family, Jill’s relationships with her friends were of paramount importance - and her friends knew it. She was always bringing people together for fun and food and everything she did was done with class. She was a passionate and creative teacher and gave the same 100% effort to the four-year olds in Primary as she did to the adults in Gospel Doctrine class or her college students.She was beautiful and elegant but also witty and down-to-earth. Throughout her illness, she cheered up her loved ones by sending texts filled with wry humor and optimism. Although her earthly life has ended, she has left a legacy of love and light that will continue to inspire and comfort all those who knew her. Jill’s Savior has now welcomed her home with loving arms and the triumphant words “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

Jill is survived by her son, David, his wife, Tiffany and four grandchildren - Aurelia, Ezra, Xander and Malachi - as well as her three brothers, Steve (Jennie), Jeff and Chris. Jill and her family would like to send their heart-felt gratitude to the health care specialists at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in SLC, Utah.

Funeral service details:

September 11, 2021 at 10:00am
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2091 Wigwam Parkway
Henderson, Nevada 89074

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09/04/21 02:43 PM #1    

Vic McClintic

Jill was ALWAYS a FUN person.  We laughed alot in classes.  We dated a couple of times.  Most memorable was one of the dances at the gym..  We went to dinner at the Lamplighter on Foothill Drive.  The wait staff must have wondered about us, as we laughed all through dinner.  She was really fun to be around.  We had a GREAT conservation at the reunion.  She thoroughly enjoyed living and playing on the golf course in Henderson.  We talked about a round of golf, but Linda and I were never able to get out there.  Rest In PEACE, wonderful, fun LADY!!

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