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Geneva (Markham) Doyle

January 27, 1922 ~ August 27, 2020 (age 98)


Geneva “Neva” Markham Doyle, 98, of Orem passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2020.   Neva was born January 27, 1922 in Lakeview (Provo), Utah to Eugene and Edith Markham.  She married Dean Peck and together adopted their daughter, Karren.  They were divorced and she later married Earl Worthen and together had two children, Michael and Janice.   They were divorced and she married Sherman Doyle. 

Geneva grew up Spanish Fork and Provo and attended schools there.   Earl and Neva settled in southern California where they raised their three children: Karren, Michael and Janice.   She enjoyed crocheting afghans for all of her children and grandchildren.   Neva was an amazing cook and enjoyed her role as mother and grandmother.   She was a devoted and faithfully member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and especially enjoyed serving in the Primary.   Neva was a descendent of Utah pioneers.  

She is survived by two children:  Michael Worthen and Janice Worthen; brother: Earl Markham; 14 grandchildren and many loving great and great great grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by husband, Sherman Doyle; daughter, Karren Butler Villella and siblings: Beatrice Bates, Phyllis Lindsay, Claron Markham, Ruth Markham and Joy Markham. 

Due to Covid19 restrictions, private family services will be held Monday, August 31, 2020 with interment in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove.  For further information please contact one of the family members. Condolences may be sent to the family at  

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Recording of Service


August 31, 2020

5:28 PM
Fork City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove

Funeral Service
August 31, 2020

7:00 PM
Fork City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove

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