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Genetta Waite Thornhill

April 2, 1945 — April 1, 2024

St. Johns

Genetta Waite Thornhill, 78, passed away, Monday, April 1, 2024 in Payson, Arizona. She was born April 2, 1945 in Holbrook, Arizona, the daughter of Eugene Albert Waite and Ruth Genevieve Rothlisberger.

Genetta loved her family and would do anything for them. She enjoyed being outdoors, especially in the White Mountains going for rides and camping. She enjoyed all holidays because it meant that she would be surrounded by family. She grew up in St. Johns and loved it and the people who live there. She as a strong testimony of her Father in Heaven and her Savior, Jesus Christ and strived to live a Christ-like life.

Genetta is survived by her son, Donovan (Henrietta) Thornhill, son-in-law, James Baxter, sister, Violet Coffee and 6 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Dewey Thornhill, daughter, Stacy Baxter and siblings, Jerry Waite, Susie Crook, Altheda Whitley, Belva Bond, Lurlene Lewis, Jacob Waite, William Waite, Nedra Finch and Gloria Mangum.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Johns Downtown building, with visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow the services at the St. Johns Westside Cemetery.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Johns Downtown Building

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. Johns Downtown Building

23 Commercial Street, Saint Johns, AZ 85936

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