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: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/mIX1_-2vF4E5ioPgOVU5x7j-mWub65veZ5PzzKziSMqV6g0FWmPF2OAgMLW50NJu.N8sFX6-iB_ppbKYE?startTime=1610138428000