Veda Jensen Carter, our dearly loved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, returned to her Father in Heaven, June 29, 1996, just a few months before her 94th birthday.
She was born September 10, 1902 in Springville, Utah, to Alfred Christian and Melvina Nielsen Jensen. Veda lived and attended schools in Springville and Provo. She married Vaughn Franklin Carter, August 31, 1922; their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Early in her married life, Veda worked as the executive secretary of the Newhouse Hotel in Salt Lake City. After her children were grown, she returned to work for the Utah Association for Mental Health, as their associate director.
An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Veda served faithfully in various leadership positions in the Primary, Relief Society and Young Women's organizations. At the time of her death, she was serving as a visiting teacher in the Edgemont 11th Ward in Provo.
Veda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vaughn, and a sister, Lucille Baker. She is survived by her son, Richard, his wife, Susan and their children, Christian (Becky) and Cory Ann, all of California; her daughter, Diane, her husband, Norman Chow, and their children, Carter, Maile, Cameron, and Chandler, with whom she resided for the last 20 years in Provo, Utah. She is also survived by a sister, Ardella Vernick, a niece, Charlene Fowler; and a nephew, Jay Winter, all of whom reside in Fullerton, Calif.
Mother was a very unselfish person who always thought of others and their needs before her own. Her greatest joy was serving her family, which she did lovingly until the very end of her mortal life. We will always remember her with love, affection and respect.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 2, 1996 at 12 noon in the Berg Drawing Room Chapel, 185 East Center Street, Provo. Friends may call one hour prior to services and interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery.
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