Rebecca Ann Stover peacefully passed away on April 29, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born to loving parents, Herman “Smokey” Stover and Dorothy Elaine Proctor on October 1, 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Rebecca lived a life of service volunteering for many organizations. Her volunteer work included The Utah Aids Foundation, St. Mark’s Hospital nursery, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, Komen’s Race for the Cure, PGA of America and the Primary Children’s Radio-thon.
She grew a love for the arts and movies at a young age thanks to her Uncle’s Avalon Theater. This love for the arts blossomed into additional service for organizations that included The Utah Arts Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company and the Salt Lake City Arts Council. Additionally, Rebecca served as a volunteer for 41 years with the Sundance Film Festival, receiving the Gayle Stevens Volunteer Award for her many hours of service in 2021.
Rebecca had many work opportunities. She enjoyed working for WIC, Primary Children’s Hospital, Ernst Home Center, USAA Bank, and the University of Utah Hospital for 25 years.
She delighted in being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed serving as a Relief Society counselor, gospel doctrine teacher and Relief Society teacher. She loved going to the temple. It was her favorite place to go, attending it often. Rebecca was overjoyed with the Salt Lake Temple renovation and the construction of the Taylorsville, Utah Temple. She was a great missionary and encouraged everyone far and wide to attend the open houses upon completion.
Rebecca is a beloved sister, aunt, and friend. She was someone who loved others deeply and was friends with all. She demonstrated kindness and compassion to everyone she met.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Stover, Jr., Dorothy Elaine Proctor and her brother John Stover. She is survived by her siblings, Michael (Madeline) Stover, Carol (Ron) Cranfill, sister-in-law Gloria Stover, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who love her.
A celebration of life will held on June 2, 2023 from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM at the Murray City Park, Pavilion #5.