Mary Ada Grossen, age 62, passed away August 12, 1994 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo of injuries sustained in an ccidental fall at her home.
She was born January 19, 1932 in St. George, Utah, the daughter of Wayne Cummings and Elizabeth McArthur Gardner. She married Earl Louis Grossen on June 15, 1957 in St. George LDS Temple.As a young girl, Mary Ada was active in the 4-H Club and Girls State. She was a foreign exchange student in Finland, representing the International Farm Youth Exchange program. She was a graduate of Utah State University and taught home economics in Davis County for 3 years. She was a member of the LDS Church. The Young Women were one of her greatest joys. She also taught in Primary, Sunday School, Gospel Doctrine, and Relief Society along with being a beloved Visiting Teacher. Mary Ada's greatest accomplishment was charity, which she portrayed every day of her life. Her greatest love was her family. She always went out of her way to make things enjoyable for her husband, children, grandchildren, and all those who knew her. Her love of gardening was visible through the many flowers she shared with neighbors and family. Her love of life was visible to all who knew her. She and her husband enjoyed the last few summers touring internationally with youth groups as part of the People-To-People program.
Surviving family members include her husband, Earl L. Grossen; daughter, sons, & their spouses: Mary Jane and Jeff Ogle; Richard and Alyson Grossen; Michael and Tiffany Grossen; Carl and Dana Grossen, Darrell and Keri Jo Grossen, mother, Elizabeth (Bessie) Gardner, sisters, brothers, and their spouses: Betty Lou and Ken Liechty; Robert and Geniel Gardner; Reed and Jackie Gardner, Katherine and Ralph Staheli, 15 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17, 1994 at 12:00 noon at the Orem Utah Sunset Heights Stake Center, 1260 S. 400 W., Orem. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S. State St., Orem, and one hour prior to the services at the church.
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