Violet Goodsell Flickinger, 90 years young, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died peacefully in her sleep after a short illness on Tuesday, September 6, 1994 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her loss will be mourned, but her life will be celebrated by all her family and friends.
Violet was born on June 3, 1904, in Logan, Utah, the daughter of Charles and Fanny Goodsell. She married her college sweetheart, Dwight Wright Flickinger, 62 years ago on August 30, 1932. They were subsequently sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.Violet graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in teaching and subsequently taught school in central and southern Utah before turning her full attention to her husband and to raising a family. She was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities, most notably in genealogical records extraction and in the Relief Society in the Yalecrest Ward, Bonneville Stake in Salt Lake City. Violet also was a member and served as an officer in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She enjoyed long and warm relationships with her sisters in both her church and pioneer organizations.
Violet's friends, family and other loved ones will miss her warm smile, cherry countenance and kind sense of humor. She and her husband, Dwight, were an example to all who knew them of unwavering tender love and extreme devotion to each other and to their family.
Violet is survived by her daughter, Bonnie E. Besselievre, and two sons, Dwight C. Flickinger and Robert G. Flickinger and seven grandchildren. Violet also has eight great-grandchildren who will grow up learning of their great-grandmother by the recounting of her many acts of kindness and love.
All who knew and loved her thank our Father in Heaven for the life of this fine woman and the gift of more than twelve years beyond medical science's best estimates.
Special thanks is given to her wonderful healthcare providers, including but not limited to the tender and loving care given to her most recently by Beverly, Barbara, Paulette and Stan of Creekside Home Health Care; her physicians of various specialties; and her closest relatives, all of whom had the pleasure and opportunity of rendering service to her and enjoying her warm smile and humorous remarks up until the last week of her life.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 10, 1994 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary located at 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, with the viewing starting at 10:45 a.m. followed by the service at 12 noon. Funeral Directors: Memorial Estates.
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