Jennie Lynn Rueckert Scriber

September 17, 1947 ~ December 29, 2020


Jan. 7, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary 260 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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    Jan. 8, 2021
    2:00 PM
    Larkin Mortuary 260 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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  • Jennie Lynn Rueckert Scriber, age 73, of West Valley City, Utah passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and close friends on December 29, 2020, as a result of complications associated with cancer treatments. She was born September 17, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Frank and Thelma Rueckert. Jennie was sealed for time and all eternity to Kirk Jon Scriber in the Salt Lake Temple on November 3, 1967. Family meant everything to Jennie. She was a celestial mother of Lisa Timm (Stuart), Robyn, Scott (Kaylana), Ken (Kim), and Becky Behunin (Eric) and the dear sister of Frank Rueckert (Barbara), Sherry Boyce (Cliff), and Pat Rueckert. She was a treasured grandmother to her 15 grandchildren who she adored, a beloved aunt to her many nieces and nephews, and a true friend to many.

    Jennie cherished her childhood memories growing up with her best friend Linda Jorgensen in Midvale, Utah and graduated from Hillcrest High School. Ever the doer, she was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and found great joy in quietly serving others until the end of her mortal life. She worked in the home medical equipment industry for 35 years. Jennie genuinely saw the best in others and positively impacted so many for the good.

    Her greatest legacy in life was her eternal family. Jennie never missed an opportunity to give a hug and tell her loved ones, “I love you the most!”. Always caring and present for others – she expressed her love through words, time, and good works. Her smile and laugh were infectious and will be missed. She was the heart of her family and was most happy when surrounded by her grandchildren.

    A beautiful soul called home too soon. She humbly recognized the mighty hand of the Lord in her life and strived to care for others as He cares for and exalts us (1 Peter 5:6-7). She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Thelma Rueckert, her mother and father-in-law Harry and Virginia Scriber, and her sister Patricia Rueckert.

    A public viewing will be held at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A private family funeral service will be held on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary. Interment will immediately follow at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. The family would like to thank the wonderful care given to her by Dr. Nedda Hendler, Dr. Scott Samuelson, Dr. Cory Taylor, and the many nurses and other caregivers.

    The zoom recording of the service can be found here:


    Scott, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I really enjoyed working with both of you. You could see your mom’s kindness and patience has been passed on to you. She was a very sweet lady. My family’s prayers are with you and your family. I just heard about this today. Bless you and your family. The Naylors

    - Scott Naylor
    Our thoughts & prayers are with Kirk & your family. We have so many wonderful memories of the times we spent with Jennie, Kirk & their kids. We loved having our sons grow up in such a great neighborhood & ward. Your family helped to make this possible. Bob, Mary Lou & our sons express our sympathy to your family & send our love to your family.

    - Bob & Mary Lou Crane
    She was a special person. They invited me to visit them as a Graduation present. I've never forgotten the feeling of family. Over the years our contact has be limited but meaningful. Lately it's been with other family members passing. I visit my brother, mother, and fathers grave site every year. She will be part of my thoughts there and I am sure periodically at other times. Thank you Jennie for all you've done for our family, all the heartfelt care. You will be remembered.

    - Chris and Tina Scriber
    How sorry we are to hear of our sweet Jennie's passing. We are grateful for the wonderful memories we have of visiting her and the family when we came up from St. George years ago. We wish that we could have seen more of her in our adult reunions, etc. Sweet Sherry has kept us informed of her and Frank over the years which has been helpful. We send our love and prayers to Kirk and the girls. We pray you will feel the loving arms of our Savior surround you at this time to give you peace and comfort. Love, Dave and Elizabeth Rueckert Wilson

    - David or Elizabeth Wilson
    My words just don't seem enough to express the deep respect and love ,We both feel for Jennie our Sister in law.Such fun,so funny,so loving...pure perfection. We both wanted another trip with her and Kirk guess we will wait until we all are in Heaven. In the mean time I will laugh with you in my heart..Love you forever,and I've promised to call regularly to "Keep your Mate" in line for your girls as needed .Ì just heard you laugh.

    - Rae Adele and David Fellows
    Dear Becky, your mom must have been a wonderful person in so many ways. I am honored to know your family as well as I do and treasure the time I got to spend with your beautiful girls. Thanks for your friendship, and please give your girls a hug for me. -- Michelle

    - Michelle Christie
    After visiting the Scriber family almost every month for 5 years or more, it will be sad to not be welcomed by Jennie. Her always positive attitude was indeed contagious. We need more persons like her in this world. I pray that Kirk will be able to have faith in what I truly know that he will be able to be with Jennie again...and forever.

    - Tom Tomer
    May you feel comfort and peace during this difficult time. Our hearts and love go out to you and your family.

    - Douglas Miller
    Prayers of strength and comfort for all of Jennie’s wonderful family. We so enjoyed the years we spent living in your neighborhood. Jennie was always kind and loving. She was such a Christlike example to all.

    - Nancy Lee
    I am so sad to hear of your mother's passing. She was an amazing lady and I have many fond memories of her. May the spirit of peace be with you all. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Cindy Noyes Poll
    I loved your mother, my darling sweet cousin! She will be missed but leaves a beautiful legacy behind. I know she loved her family dearly, she was an exemplary woman in every way! My love and prayers are with you all!!

    - Christine Keyser
    Jennie was one of the greatest blessings of my life—the dearest friend anyone could ever have! Oh what fun we had together, and what laughter! The memories will last forever, as will her wonderful example of love and goodness which she showered on me and everyone else. Oh, how I loved this beautiful redhead.! So grateful that our friendship will go on and on forever! My love, thoughts, and prayers are with all her dear family., as are my husband,’s, children (they know all about Jennie), my siblings, and my 100 year old mother, Mary. We all hope Jennie will be our guardian angel.

    - Linda Wilde
    A beautiful spirit has walked on and will be greatly missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Scott Lane Scriber