Veda Wood Carlson Pixton began the next step in the eternal plan when she rejoined her Heavenly Father and many loved ones on June 17, 1996.
She was born August 1, 1904 in Logan, Utah, the second of six children born to Swen Olof and Sarah Ellen Hirst Wood (Sadie) Carlson.She graduated from Brigham Young Academy in Logan and attended college at both Utah State University and the University of Utah. She was married to Roscoe T. Pixton on December 23, 1926 in the Logan LDS Temple.
An active member of the Parley's 3rd Ward, she served in all the auxiliaries on a ward and stake level while living in that ward, and had served in many positions in other wards and branches where she lived in Idaho, Utah, and Colorado.
Veda was very active in many civic and community affairs. She was instrumental in organizing the Heritage Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was a longtime member of the Neighborhood Garden Club and the Women's Republican Club, was a member and officer of the Newcomer's Club in Grand Junction, Colorado. Member and President of the Ladies Literary Club in Salt Lake, a delegate to the Legislative Council, president of the Salt Lake Culture Club, President of the Federation of Womens' Club, Salt Lake District. Veda and Roscoe were charter members of the Utah Symphony Society and were also members of the Bonneville Knife & Fork Club. She was also active in many other small clubs and devoted much time and energy to helping those in the community in need. Veda also taught school for many years at Rowland Hall and for the Salt Lake School District.
In spite of all her many obligations, her family was always first and always knew and felt her love. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, R. Gerald (Jerry) and Pamela A. Pixton; two grandchildren, Jeremy D. And Melissa D.; by one sister, LaRue Stewart; and two brothers, Leland H.Carlson and W. Dean Carlson. Also survived by many nephews and nieces whom she loved and cared about deeply. Preceded in death last month by her husband, Roscoe T.; by her daughter, Veda Joyce; and her granddaughter, Desiree Valency. She appreciated and loved her extended family and her many wonderful friends and neighbors, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
Her family wishes to express their deepest gratitude for the loving, devoted, and tender care she has received by the staff of Elderly Retreat during the past few months.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 22, at 2 p.m., Parley's 3rd Ward, 2615 East Stringham Avenue (2295 South), where friends may call one hour prior to services. Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery directed by Larkin Mortuary.
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