Velda Young Palmer
BRIGHAM CITY – Velda Young Palmer, our loving Mother and Grandmother, peacefully returned to her Heavenly Father on March 5, 2012. Mom was born on September 29, 1914, in Perry, Utah, the second daughter of George Wallace and Rose A. Young. She graduated from Box Elder High School, attended Weber State College and Utah State Agricultural College, where she received her teaching certificate. She married J. Oleen Palmer on June 18, 1936, in the Salt Lake Temple. Velda loved the gospel of Jesus Christ and was a faithful member. She was a Young Woman President, counselor in a Stake Relief Society Presidency, in two ward Relief Society presidencies and a Primary Presidency. She served as organist and teacher in Primary, Sunday School and Relief Society. She was a faithful visiting teacher for 58 years. She served with her husband in the Ogden Temple as an ordinance worker.
Mother was an accomplished musician. She played the piano and organ. For many years she taught piano, and one of her greatest joys was to see that all her children had music lessons.
Velda was a long time member of the Civic Improvement Club and served as its president in 1971-72. She was chosen as Brigham City Mother of the Year in 1979. She belonged to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and was captain of the Sunflower Camp. She was vice-president and president of the South Box Elder DUP County Camp. She also served as Central School PTA president and enjoyed her friends in various book clubs, and also was a charter member of the Red Hat Society. She loved to have fun!
Mom’s greatest blessing was her family. She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Roi) Stone; Linda (Ron) Mortensen; Rita (Gary) Smith; Joel (Linda) Palmer; LeRoy (Alene) Palmer; Jeannette (Larry) Benson; 29 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers and sisters, Clarice Whitesides, Dale W. Young, N. Keith Young, D’Ross Young and Dorene Crane.
The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the many loving caregivers that attended her at home and at Maple Springs Assisted Living Center.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 12:00 PM at the Brigham City Ninth LDS Ward Chapel, 236 East 100 South, Brigham City, Utah. Viewings will be held on Friday evening, 6-8 pm at the Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, and Saturday morning, at the church from 10:30 to 11:30 am.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
Email condolences to the family at www.gilliesfuneralchapel.com
Nydia R. Hansen
GARLAND – Nydia Reynolds Hansen, 85, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Our House Assisted Living in Tremonton, UT.
Nydia was born in Brigham City, Utah on March 17, 1926 a daughter of Leon Wesley and Violet Tingey Reynolds.
Nydia married Kenneth Dale Hansen on March 21, 1946 in Manti Temple.
She was a member of the LDS Church and had served faithfully in many callings.
Surviving her are two siblings: Renee Morrill and Jay Reynolds, her children: Kenneth David (Margaret) Hansen, Lompoc, CA; Dael (Neil) Poulsen, Tremonton, UT; Marleen (David) Smith, West Valley City, UT; Lynne (Carl) Stanley, Mountain Home, ID; Penie (Dan) Porter, Mesa, AZ; 24 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and was looking forward to several more.
Preceded in death by parents, husband Kenneth, daughter Diane Hoffman, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Garland 4th Ward Chapel, 175 South Main, Garland.
Friends may call on Friday from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. at the Church.
Interment will be in the Mayfield Cemetery, Monday March 12 at 2:00 p.m..
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com.