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Obituary: LaVern Gottfredson Steele

1925 ~ 2003

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LaVern Gottfredson Steele, age 78, passed away Sept. 28, 2003 in Ferron.

She was born April 17, 1925 in Magna, UT to Elden and Sarah Esmerelda Boulton Gottfredson. She married Duane W. Steele, May 22, 1945, in Salt Lake City, later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, Feb. 22, 1956.

She worked side by side with her husband as co-partner of Office Equipment Co. for 35 years, until his death in 1983. She loved spending time with her family boating, and camping and hiking. She spent countless hours doing beautiful embroidery for her children. She skillfully made pottery for her children and grandchildren. Whatever she made she freely gave to those she loved.

LaVern is survived by her children: Thomas and Robyn Steele, Curtis and Catherine Steele, Nancy and Scott Sjostrom and Brent and Edie Steele, all of Price; and Diane and Stephen Behling of Ferron; 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also survived by brother Gary Gottfredson and sisters Glenna Steele and Melba Oliverson. Preceded in death by her husband.

Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 3, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price.