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OBITUARY

Geniel Tingey Siggard

March 22, 1942September 2, 2020

On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, Geniel Tingey Siggard, loving wife and spunky mother and grandmother to many, passed away in her home at the age of 78, after a four year battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

Geniel was born March 22, 1942 at home in Weston, Idaho. She grew up on the family farm where she and her siblings helped with planting and harvesting as well as caring for livestock. She graduated as salutatorian from Westside High School in Dayton, Idaho, where she was very involved in school activities, including the cheerleading team. She attended college at Utah State University for one quarter, but had to quit school to help support the family when her father became ill.

Paul Siggard sought her out as a beautiful young woman in his workplace at Thiokol Chemical Corporation in Brigham City, Utah, where she was a secretary. After a short courtship, they married on November 2, 1962 in the Logan Utah Temple. Soon after the birth of their first child, they moved to Loveland, Colorado, where Paul took a job with Hewlett Packard. There they raised their three daughters, who kept her very busy with their many activities.

She loved music and dancing. Her parents bought a piano when she was young, and Geniel took lessons and was able to play for her church. As a young mother, she opened a dance studio in her basement, teaching ballet to many budding dancers. Later in life, she learned to clog and loved traveling and performing with her daughter and granddaughters. Church was important to her, and she served in many teaching and leadership roles.

Geniel loved to be active. Family vacations centered around camping, hiking, and skiing. But her favorite vacation was a nine day rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. Geniel enjoyed daily walks, and was determined to do the Bolder Boulder every year with her husband, Paul.

When she was a youth, Geniel’s grandmother taught her sewing skills, and she made many of her own clothes, as well as clothes for her daughters and their dolls. She used these skills to learn to quilt, and that quickly became her passion. Her children and grandchildren treasure the many works of art that she has made by quilting, and that will be her everlasting legacy.

Geniel was preceded in death by her parents Warren Maurice and Ruth Bastian Tingey and a brother Gilbert. She is survived by her husband, Paul Anthony Siggard; siblings, Mark Bastian Tingey, Karen Tingey Phillips, Kent Maurice Tingey, Angela Tingey Weeks, Ruthann Tingey Gilbert, Shannan Tingey Olson; daughters, Julie Siggard McBride (John McBride), Stephanie Siggard Stevens (Scott Kephart), Janel Siggard Arbon (Jeff Arbon), and a daughter through love, Elisabetta Pedrazzetti Buss; grandchildren, Brandon James McBride, Melinda McBride Bashein, Chelsea McBride, Nicholas Paul Stevens, Kyle John McBride, Samuel Dale Stevens, Corbin Carver Arbon, Paul Ian McBride, Chance Cirrus Arbon; and great-grandchildren, Jordan McBride and Aurelia Bashein.

A small, private memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 19th at Lakeside Cemetery in Loveland, Colorado. The service will be broadcast online. Contact the family for more information.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to Pathways Hospice of Northern Colorado (pathways-care.org/ways-to-give/) or Senior Helpers (https://fundly.com/geniel-siggard-memorial-fund ).

Services

19 September

Private Memorial Service

Lakeside Cemetery

1702 N. Cleveland Ave.
Loveland, CO 80538

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Geniel Tingey Siggard

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Peggy kennedy

September 13, 2020

Julie I am so sorry for your loss honey I Met your mother one time since I’ve known you and JOHN and I liked her a lot do you look just like her I am so sorry for your family and your loved ones If you need anything honey I know you guys don’t have my phone number don’t hesitate to get a hold of me please let me know where I can send flowers God bless you and your family love Jerry and Peg

Ronald Gade

September 10, 2020

We are truly sorry for the loss of the beautiful woman. We have known Sister Siggard for many years. Always kind and giving.

Don and Erika Runnells

September 9, 2020

The world has lost a wonderful person and we have lost a friend. Geniel was an example of how a good life should be lived . Although we did not know Geniel well, in the short time that we knew her we recognized in her a kind, loving, and courageous soul. Our love and condolences to Paul and the Siggard family.

Derl and Brenda Pratt

September 8, 2020

We've known the Siggard family since we moved to Loveland 50+ years ago. Geniel was a beautiful and talented woman and our thoughts and prayers are with you in her loss.

Mike Phillips

September 8, 2020

Geniel was such a good Friend to my Mother, Helen Sparrow Phillips. She kept in touch with Mom right up to the end of her beautiful life. We will be forever grateful for her dear friendship shared with our Mom. Much Love and prayers for the Siggard Family.

Judy Palmer Barton

September 6, 2020

Geniel and I have been "best friends" for over seventy years. It started in the first grade at Weston Elementary School. We played jacks, swung on the giant strides and wore those awful long wool socks in the winter. Our friendship continued through our years at West Side High School where we were cheerleaders together with our other best friend Helen. We double dated and worked picking up potatoes each fall. I remember the year Geniel's dad bought a new Studebaker and we drove it all over the ruts in the field. I don't remember the consequences, but I do remember it was fun.
We also tap danced together at many programs.

Our friendship continued on as room mates at USU for the short time Geniel was there. Soon after that she met and married her life companion, Paul Siggard. Our lives went in different directions in our older years and due to living far distances away we didn't see each other much, but our bond of friendship has lasted a lifetime.

Geniel was a stalwart. She was always looked up to, a very hard worker, fun, and a helper to all. I loved her dearly. Thank you Paul for being the kind and loving life partner to love and care for her, under hard circumstances of your own, to the end.
I love you both.

Judy Palmer Barton

Sheila Stegman

September 6, 2020

Such a sweet ladyI will miss her visits and little goodies she would bring. Comfort and prayers to family.and prayers be with Paul and all his family. Hersmile will stay
with me forever.

Jeri and Jeff Newton

September 6, 2020

What a beautiful, inspiring, talented, kind lady! You will be missed. We send love and prayers to the family. Love you guys!

Marlene Larson

September 5, 2020

We have so many fond memories of Paul and Geniel and their family. Many fun trips to Vail where we all learned to ski, eat and play games together. Our kids grew up together and still keep in touch as adults. Its impossible to put over 45 years of friendship into a few paragraphs. We love her and will miss her. Thank you Paul for taking such good care of her! Geniel's death will leave a large hole in our hearts. Love, Marlene and Dee Larson

Mimi Bean

September 4, 2020

“Let me help you.”
That’s Geniel in 4 words. We’d met when Steph got me (plus wheelchair) at the airport, headed to a retreat. That evening, I’d quietly left the discussion to race to our private bathroom where I was stuck, helpless and sobbing. My guts had misbehaved. Supplies and clean clothes were beyond reach. I didn’t know I’d left the door unlocked till I heard, “Let me help you.” Geniel picked up my stinky, awful things and said, “I’ll get these soaking and be right back. You must be cold.” And I thought, “That’s what angels look like.”

FROM THE FAMILY

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