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Genevieve Marie (Kaufman) Duarte

April 28, 1924 — October 18, 2022

Springville, UT

Genevieve Marie Kaufman Duarte passed away October 18, 2022, in Springville, Utah at the age of 98. She was born April 28, 1924, in Boise, Idaho to Albert and Ruby (Scott) Kaufman. Gen, as she was known by most, attended school in Boise where she graduated from St. Therese Academy.
She met August (Gus) Duarte of Centerville (Fremont), California who was stationed with the Army in Boise during WWII. They were united in marriage on July 1, 1944, in Boise and later moved to Portland, OR where Gus was stationed. After the war, they moved to Gus's hometown in CA to be closer to his family. On July 2, 1948, their only child, James, was born.
In CA, Gen worked for the local Five and Dime to help make ends meet. In 1961, they moved to Springville where Gen resided for the next 60 plus years. She worked at J.C. Penney Co. in downtown Provo and University Mall until her first retirement. Later, she worked at Valtek, until a second retirement.
Gen loved to be around people and make them laugh with her silly jokes and sayings. She also loved to dance and took every opportunity to do so.
Gen was preceded in death by her husband, Gus, her parents, sisters, Marcella and Margaret, and brothers, Albert Jr., John-James, and Harold.
She is survived by her son James (Louise) of Queen Creek, Arizona and her two granddaughters Raquel (Tim) Welge of Gilbert, Arizona, and Yvonne (Derrick) Messer of Queen Creek, Arizona.
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