Donna Elsie Hermansen Prince

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Our sweet mom, grandma and great-grandma, Donna Prince passed away on Monday, July 10th, 2017.  Donna was born on October 27th, 1925 to Jorgen and Fern Hermansen in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Donna grew up in the Salt Lake area and graduated from South High School.  She married Rex Prince on June 4th 1947 and together they had five children.  She is survived by her children Eileen, Kip (Lee), Jill (Cal) and Todd (Susie), her grandchildren Penni, Jamie and Corey (Mallary), her two great-grandchildren Jensen and Hayden and her brother Dean.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter Penny, five sisters Vadna, Dale, Joy, Arvilla and Ila, and two brothers Ray and Ned.

Mom maintained her sense of humor and delighted in life right up to the end, although she never did get Monty Python.  Donna was loved by all. We will miss her love and strength every day. The world is a little less bright.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Redwood Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, Salt Lake City.

Barbara Eve Sheridan Triolo

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1932-2017

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Barbara Triolo, born in NYC, passed away on July 1, just 16 days short of her 85th birthday, in Salt Lake City UT. She was preceded in death by her adopted parents Philip Henry and Georgia La Farge Sheridan and older brother Philip.

Raised in Laurelton, Queens, she excelled as a singer and student, performing as a member of the children’s choir of the NY Metropolitan Opera and the all-NYC High School Choir. Shortly after graduating from Andrew Jackson HS, she met Carl Triolo while working as a temp at the local Post Office. They were married in Rosedale, NY in 1951 and remained partners for 64+ years, until his death in March 2016.

Mom had a wry sense of humor and an endearing capability of laughing at herself and the absurdities of life; a warm and kind heart and disposition; was an excellent cook, as well as gourmand; regretted that she never went to college; taught ceramics at the family home in Copiague, NY for over 10 years, and late in life took up watercolor painting and stained glass work.  Barbara cared for pretty much everyone; wanted us all to be happy, healthy, and successful; wanted our wishes to come true. And damn, she would fight for you to realize your dream, or realize you have a dream worth pursuing.

She is survived by daughter Loren, sons Mark (Nancy) and Phil (Willy), granddaughters Jaimee and Rosalie, and “stepson” Gordon. A memorial service will be held to commemorate her life at City View Memoriam, 1001 East 11th Ave, SLC, date and time to be announced at www.facebook.com/phil.triolo.9 and http://www.cityviewmemoriam.com.

The family expresses its gratitude to Barbara’s sister Musketeers Edie and Claire and Donna for their boundless friendship and support while she resided at the Wellington.

Margaret “Peggy” Swenson

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Margaret Joan Coffey Swenson

 

(“Peggy” for most of her life) was born May 11, 1923, in Columbus, Ohio. She died June 22, 2017, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born to Dorothy Elizabeth Neff Coffey and Joel Simmonds Coffey. Peggy’s father was a professor of animal husbandry at Ohio State University.

Peggy grew up in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating with a degree in sociology from Ohio State, she went to New York City to find fame and fortune. She found a treasure when she met and married Robert Wayne Swenson (Bob) from Ivanhoe, Minnesota. They both worked in the Davis Polk law firm; he was a new attorney and she worked in the law library.

Bob then went on to teach at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. While there, Peggy gave birth to their three children, but also contracted polio during the epidemic of 1952.  Peggy struggled to walk for many years, without complaint. In 1954, Peggy and Bob moved to Salt Lake City where Bob joined the faculty of the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law. They were enthusiastic Ute fans and went to many football and basketball games, sometimes following the teams to tournaments.

Peggy was an ardent Democrat and worked on many campaigns. She was a delegate to the 1976 national convention. She worked for Senator Frank Moss and for Congressman Wayne Owens and loved every minute of it. She also worked as a volunteer in Attorney General Jan Graham’s office.

Peggy is survived by her three children : Eric Peter ( Mary Ann) of Salt Lake and their children Lorenzo, Lorinda, Elaine and David; Jon Robert ( Carole Grossman) of Davis, California and Jennifer Elizabeth of Salt Lake; her grandchildren Sarah Grossman-Swenson ( Bob Studley) of San Francisco and Joshua Leif Grossman-Swenson of Belmont, California and two beautiful great grandchildren, Eliana and Theodore Swenson Studley of San Francisco. She shared her love of books, her sense of justice, her amazing strength and sense of humor. She loved to laugh. She will be missed always. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy.

Ravenna Jo Stufflebeam

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ravennastufflebeam cropped.jpgOn June 15th, 2017 Ravenna Jo Stufflebeam passed away peacefully.  She was born November 14th, 1934 in Bushton, Kansas to Norman Wesley Rhoades and Jessie Ruth Tracy. She was the oldest of 3 children. In her youth her family moved to Southern California where she completed high school and went to college.

The day she met Harrison Stufflebeam, who was home on leave from the Army before being shipped out to the Korean War, she knew she would marry him.  They wrote for over 18 months while he was deployed.  They were married in 1953 and were together for 56 years. In 1958 Harrison and Ravenna were sealed together for all time in the Los Angeles LDS Temple. Together they had 9 children, 28 grandchildren and over 25 great grandchildren.

Her main work was her family.  For the most part, Ravenna was a full time mom. There was plenty of opportunity for work, and when she did, she mainly did bookkeeping jobs. Ravenna was a hobbyist oil painter.  She loved to paint landscapes and painted a custom work of art for each of her children.  Her favorite time of the year was the fall, when the leaves change colors and decorated the mountains.  She loved to go for long drives up the canyons to look at all the trees.  She loved the American Flag. She often cried when she saw flags waving in the wind.

Ravenna loved the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ, and loved to study early church history. She was an avid genealogist. She researched for over 25 years for family members from her side of the family and Harrison’s.  She was able to track both sides back to the 1500’s.  She also loved the Temple.  Later in life, she and Harrison were temple workers in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple in American Fork Utah.  She and Harrison also served a Church Service Mission in the Naga Philippines Mission.

Ravenna is survived by her Sister, all of her 9 children and grandchildren…

Funeral services will be June 24th from 10:00 am to 11:30 at 10455 North Ironwood Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah 84062. A viewing will also be held that same day from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 pm at City View Memoriam, 1001 11th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.

Rosa “Rosina” Shore

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Rosa Shore
“Rosina”
1935-2017
“Keep Your Eyes on Jesus”
Rosina’s signature phrases to her family when ending a conversation or a phone call were: “Keep your eyes on Jesus” and/or “I love you and Jesus loves you too”. It was important to her to share the Lord’s love with her family and friends, and she loved sharing her faith with others.
Rosa was known as “Rosina” to family and friends. Rosina was the name her dad wanted to give her but was not on the official list of names allowed on birth certificates in Belgium at the time, so it became her nickname.
Rosina was born on February 20, 1935 in Brussels, Belgium. Close to the age of 5-years-old, around the time World War II started, Rosina and her parents moved to Torino, Italy. She described her father, Giulio, as a “very brave man” who was part of the Resistance and unflinchingly stood up to the Nazis time and again. Our mom would share her experiences of living through the war with us: She remembered vividly air raid sirens blaring when her mother, Clara, grabbed her by the hand to run to a shelter. They were separated and Rosina was mesmerized by the sight of the planes dropping their bombs “like chickens laying their eggs”. Her mother finally found her and led her to a shelter; they held each other and said their goodbyes while the city was being bombed.
Her father was once in a car in which a bomb landed in the seat next to him (where Rosina herself had been sitting prior to the raid), but it didn’t explode; it was a dud and he survived. Rosina’s father was eventually arrested and sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany. Her family miraculously ran into a fellow prisoner after the war who informed them that her father had died in the camp two days after the end of the war. Her father had said, “I don’t mind dying for the cause as long as I know we won the war,” and he did live long enough to see his dream realized. Rosina and her mother went to Germany to live with her aunt and remembered the “exhilaration” she felt when the war was over. Rosina was proud of her father for his bravery in fighting for what he believed in and giving up his life for it.
Later, her mother, Clara, met Giorgio Orsini on a train to Italy and they eventually married. Giorgio adopted and raised Rosina. When Rosina was 20-years-old, she remembered the American soldiers—who were more respectful than the Russians and threw chocolates to the children—and wanted to go see this awesome country who produced these wonderful soldiers. A wealthy woman, who also emigrated herself, sponsored Rosina’s passage to America on the Queen Mary. She paved the way for her parents to eventually join her in America.
Rosina met and married David T. Shore in 1959 and they had 8 children. They had been married for over 58 years. Our mom, Rosina, was the toughest woman we knew! She was a very loving mom and wife, and would do anything in her power for us and for anyone else. She loved spending time with her family and being at family parties. Rosina loved to go shopping and also enjoyed sculpting, painting, crocheting, gardening, interior decorating, attending the opera, and traveling throughout the years. She was fluent in 4 languages: Italian, French, English, and Spanish. Rosina loved her grandchildren and their company. She also loved animals and enjoyed the company of pets. Rosina was a substitute teacher in the Salt Lake City School District for over 25 years. She also taught French and Italian night classes. She modeled being a hard worker.
Rosina was preceded in death by her father, Giulio Guerrini, her mother, Clara Orsini, and her father, Giorgio Orsini. She is survived by her loving husband, David T. Shore; her 8 children: David (Kathaleen), Jonathan (Maria), Michael (Judy), Gabriel, Anna Maria (Mark), Raphael, Elizabeth (Joey), and Timothy; 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. A special thank you to the staff @ St. Joseph Villa, Intermountain Utah Dialysis, and University of Utah Hospital for all of their special care and services to Rosina.
A funeral service will be held at City View Memoriam, 1001 11th Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103 on Saturday, April 15, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior to service @ 1:00 p.m.
Rosina will be dearly missed. We love you mom and Jesus loves you too! “Keep your eyes on Jesus!”

Robert LeRoy Van Wagenen

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0303_001Robert LeRoy Van Wagenen passed away April 10, 2017 in Bountiful UT. Robert (Bob) was born March 26, 1928, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Arthur L. and Wanda Griggs Van Wagenen. A child of the Depression, he and his family moved often; wherever he lived he was known as “the boy with the beautiful soprano voice.” Bob graduated from Ogden High School and Weber Junior College. Throughout the years he continued to study and develop his beautiful baritone voice.

Bob served an honorable mission to France from 1949-1952. Elder Van Wagenen loved the country, its people and the French language. While assigned in the city of Paris, he was given permission to study voice with a renowned vocal teacher and was often invited to travel with the mission president sharing his talent at meetings and special concerts.

Following his mission, Bob enrolled at the University of Utah. Upon graduation, he received a commission in the United States Air Force. While at the “U” he married Shirley Kemp in the Salt Lake Temple, September 20, 1954. For the next twenty years Bob, Shirley, and their children became a military family; moving every three years throughout the United States and overseas. Bob served in the Air Force as a radar observer, a navigator, an Agent in charge of the Office of Special Investigation at three different bases, and finally as Director of Defense Investigative Service at Fort Douglas. After retiring as a Major Bob received certification as a diamond appraiser from the Gemological Institute of America, and also became an adjunct professor of French for the Brigham Young University extension in Salt Lake City.

A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in several branch, district, ward, stake positions, as a Temple Square missionary for 15 years, a member and invited soloist with the Tabernacle Choir, an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple for 20 years as well as the Bountiful Temple. He and Shirley served as members of the Church Public Affairs Committee.

Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children Rodney(Emily), Patricia Noel, Diana “Missy” (Rod) Hunt, Jeffrey (Heather), 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; his siblings Charlene Gale and Lynn (Nina). Preceded in death by his parents, sister Jean Boren, and his son John Robert.

Family and friends may pay respects at the City View Mortuary, 1001 Eleventh Avenue, Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 13 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held the following morning Friday, April 14, 11 am at the Foxhill Ward building, 200 South Eagle Ridge Drive, North Salt Lake with a viewing to precede services from 9:30-10:30 am. Interment and military honors at the City View Mortuary, following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Missionary Fund.

Fumi Miyazaki Sanchez

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Fumi Miyazaki Sanchez
“Beloved Mother”

Our sweet mother, Fumi Sanchez, age 82 passed away March 6, 2017. Born August 28, 1934 in Tooele, UT to George Zenichi and Naochiyo Takeda Miyazaki. Married Jose “Joe” Leroy Sanchez in 1961.
Mom worked for and retired from O.C. Tanner. Fumi was very loved by all. She had a love for animals, and they enriched her life. Mom was a thoughtful and kind person, showing a powerful love for her children.
Survived by her children, Fred (Brenda), Monica Karen Sanchez, and grandson, Jeffrey. Preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Joe.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, north end above 11th Avenue (North 8 plat).
In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to The Humane Society of Utah, http://www.utahhumane.org/donations. Funeral under the direction of City View Memoriam.