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Fonda Uvonne Hartley Rappleye

6/18/1938 – 12/28/2021

OAK CREEK, UT: Fonda Uvonne Hartley Rappleye, 83, born June 18, 1938, to Glen Adolph and Anna Margaret (Turpin) Hartley, left this plane of existence, for greater adventures, December 28, 2021.

A woman of many talents, she was a homemaker, seamstress, and rock hound. She made clothes and toys for family, friends, and neighbors; sewing dresses for prom, bridesmaids, and tabernacle choir members. She made and sold quilts and blankets. She also enjoyed making and decorating wedding and sheet cakes, as well as seasonal sugar cookies which were given out with pride.

Fonda had a love for puzzles and used her creativity and puzzling skills to create beautiful works of art around her yard and in rock-chip pictures.

In her “off” time, she and Clark would frequent yard sales, from which, she collected yarn. Affectionately known by some, as, “The Hat Lady”, Fonda knit and donated over 6,200 hats to humanitarian efforts and local hospitals.

Fonda grew-up in the Fairview, UT area, raised by her father, having lost her mother at an early age. After graduating from North Sanpete High School, she met, fell in love, and eloped to Ely, NV, with Clark W. Rappleye. Together they raised four children.

She leaves a loving legacy of, her son, Jeff (DeAnn) Rappleye, UT; daughters, Jane (Scott) Jones, CA; Jo Delgado; and Jeri Collard, both of UT; 19 grandchildren, 28 1/2 (x’s two) great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two grandsons.

There will be no services as Fonda was a very private person, electing to be cremated. There will be a family gathering, this summer, to spread her ashes and celebrate her life, on a warm summer breeze, on the property she grew up on.

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