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Eva Marie Ivie

February 8, 1936 — February 26, 2024

Duchesne

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    Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and friend, Eva Marie Ames Ivie passed from this life early Monday morning
February 26, 2024 at the age of 88.
    She was born February 8, 1936, in Roosevelt, Utah, to James Orvel and Luella Jane Cook Ames. She was the 8th of 10 siblings. Her name Eva means “Mother of All”. She lived each day of her life to live up to her name.
    She grew up in Ioka, Utah. When she was about five, she had a baby pig that had died. She was told to go bury it but she insisted that she was going to love it back to life. She would hide it under the bridge and each day would go get it out from under the bridge and tend it. One day when she went to tend it she discovered it was covered with ants and was getting eaten. She buried it for real this time.
    Eva met the love of her life Carl Wintworth Ivie and they married March 9,1953. They were sealed September 16, 1964, in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He died August 25, 2004. 
    They began their family in 1955. She had started tending to the family years earlier when she lost her mother at an early age and was asked by her father to help with her younger brothers, Bert and George (who had Down Syndrome ).
    Later, when her father was older and struggling with cancer, he came to Eva and asked if she could take George and care for him. She raised nine children of her own, four boys and five girls plus George.
    Eva attended vocational school where she studied upholstery. She opened her upholstery shop in 1972. She spent 32 years doing upholstery. She upholstered many couches, chairs, and truck seats. She had a customer that flew his plane into Duchesne airport to have his plane seats upholstered. She was known by many throughout the state for her upholstery work.
    Eva shared her ability to upholster with others as she taught classes in Roosevelt and Duchesne.
    Eva was an entrepreneur and started a rabbit business. She had the largest rabbit facility in the state of Utah. She had over 100 does in production. She would ship rabbits to California every two weeks.
    Eva learned how to grow and can her own food at an early age. She always had a large garden and bottled all she produced. It was always so tasty. She also could bake some of the best bread, nine loaves at a time.
    Eva loved flowers and would often receive plants from people she knew. She would name them after the person that gave them to her. Because the plant carried the names of her friends, the yard was always filled with friends and neighbors.
    Eva was a hard worker. She would go chop ice and carry it in off the river so she could melt it and clean all the kids up. Sometimes the ice chopping would become the ice to make homemade ice cream.
    She worked hard getting the laundry washed and then ran through the laundry ringer so she could hang it on the line. She did this well into the 1960's
    Eva was a builder and had an eye for changing the appearance of things, especially within the walls of her home. She was constantly tearing a wall out here or throwing a wall up there to accommodate her ever changing family. At one point Carl said he didn’t dare go to work anymore because in his absence several walls had been torn down, enlarging the living room while eliminating bedrooms. The only internal wall left was the bathroom wall and if one of those came down how much privacy could there be?
    At one point she even built a wall out of old denim pants, flour, and water. When the old house was torn down that wall was the toughest to remove.
    Eva is survived by her children, Luella (Kane) Bertola, LaRae (Charles) Cruth, Joe (Lisa) Ivie, Jim (Talana) Ivie, Scott (Cindy) Ivie, Laura Ivie, Tessie (Bill) Tew, Lamont (Angie) Ivie; sister, Kay Nyburg; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Ames, Phyllis Ames, and Dorothy Ivie; 39 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
    Eva was preceded in death by husband, Carl; daughter, Sherlene Ivie Neilson; grandson, Issac Ivie; brother, George Ames; her parents, five brothers and two sisters.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Duchesne 1st & 3rd Ward Chapel. Viewings will be held on Friday evening at the Hullinger Mortuary from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday at the church from 10:00-10:45 a.m.
    Burial in the Strawberry Cemetery. 


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