Jessie Dee Ripple Nuttall, our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2023. She was born September 18, 1939 in Provo, UT to Glenn and Naomi Ripple and was raised in the Provo area she loved so much. She married her high school sweetheart David Dean Nuttall on September 9, 1960. They spent their years living in Vernal, Morgan Hill, CA and Sandy. As they moved to different areas for David’s work, she was the superglue that held the family together. Throughout their marriage, they enjoyed camping and fun dinners with good friends and tending to their yards in all of their homes.
Jessie loved to make everything beautiful, whether it was decorating her home for every holiday or working in her garden and neighborhood (she was her HOA’s dream resident). She loved to travel, arrange flowers and was a very talented oil painter. She was excellent at bowling and loved to play golf. She was always excited to try new recipes and we enjoyed all her delicious creations. But most of all, she loved being with people – her family, her grandchildren, her cousins and her wonderful friends. She loved having fun outings with her grandchildren – they always knew an adventure was in store.
She enjoyed organizing and planning events and to that end, used her talents to help organize her Provo High School class reunions, was a member of the Utah Symphony Guild and worked with the Junior League.
She also enjoyed her time working at Mountain Fuel and at Macy’s – she was always dedicated and hard-working. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren for following her example and was so happy with all of their successes. They all survive her: Brian (Jerlynne) Nuttall, Teri (Darin) Wilson, Trace Nuttall and grandchildren Austin Nuttall (Bri Bergman) and Caitlin Nuttall. She is also survived by her brother Robert Ripple. She was preceded in death by her husband David, her sister Suzette and her parents.
Her family will forever be grateful for her dear friends and cousins who visited her and lifted her spirits as her health declined. We are also so grateful for Symbii Hospice for their loving care of our mom, especially Christie Bilden and Joan Simmons.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 9th at 3:00 pm at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery on 3115 East 7800 South in Cottonwood Heights. A celebration of life open house will be held on Wednesday, August 9th from 5 to 8 pm at Fratelli Ristorante at 8612 S. 1300 E. in Sandy.Service Information
August 9, 2023 at 3:00 PM
Memorial Mountain View Mortuary, 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121