Maurine Lofthouse Jessop

March 1, 1940 – February 10, 2020 – (age 79)

Maurine Lofthouse Jessop found her greener pastures on February 10, 2020 in the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Maurine was born on March 1, 1940 to Preston and Elva Lofthouse. She was raised in the hills of Avon, Utah with her brothers Boyd, Merle and Lyle “Butch”, and her sister, Deann.

Maurine was an active member of the 4-H program, learning the skills of cooking, sewing and canning. She graduated from South Cache High School with the class of 1958 and attended Utah State University briefly after graduation.

On January 11, 1960, Maurine saddled up to ride the trail with her lifelong love, Sheldon R. Jessop. On August 4, 1960, Maurine and Sheldon welcomed twin boys. One baby never got to come home, but Kirk became the center of their world. Maurine never got the daughter she wanted but got as close as you can get when Mandy was born in February of 1981.

For 35 years, she enjoyed the life of being a cowboy’s sweetheart. While Sheldon spent the summers of 1971 to 1992 up Logan Canyon working, Maurine would make the commute from the “cow camp” to work in Logan.

Maurine took great pride in not only her work, but her domestic skills too. She could cook a meal for an army, throw together a pearl snap shirt, can a bushel of peaches, or transplant your spider plant that looked a little root bound.

Maurine is survived by her brother Boyd Lofthouse (Joann); her son Kirk Jessop (Cammie); her granddaughter Mandy Potter (Brad); and her great-grandchildren Peytynne King and Ryker Potter.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00am in the Paradise South Chapel, Paradise, Utah.  There will be a viewing held Friday evening from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 East Center Street, Logan, Utah and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 – 10:45am. Interment will be in the Paradise Cemetery.

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