"Angel On Earth"
Ione Larsen Kofford died October 24, 2004 in Sandy, Utah.
She was born in Castle Dale, Utah on December 11, 1915 to Erastus Snow and Emma Petersen Larsen. She married Newel Clayton Kofford on December 24, 1934 in Castle Dale, Utah. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on July 23, 1943. They celebrated 70 years of marriage.
A longtime resident of Castle Dale, Utah, she also lived in Payson, Utah. Ione served her Heavenly Father faithfully all of her life. She loved
the LDS Relief Society, serving as president, counselor and secretary for many years.
She was always busy in her home, cooking, quilting, gardening, and helping grandpa take care of the farm and sheep. She made a million sandwiches for grandpa's lunch at the coal mines. Ione owned and operated the Polar King in Castle Dale for several years. She was a "devoted" grandmother. She lived a life of kindness and services. A true daughter of God, she loved the Lord with all of her heart.
Survived by her husband, Newel; son, Lloyd and his wife, Margaret Ann; daughter, Nedra Blackburn; six grandchildren, Lora Lee, Mary Lynn, Kevin, Jeffrey, Darren, Melanie; eight great-grandchildren; one great- great-granddaughter; three sisters, Lois, Stella, Viola; brother, Vaughn. Preceded in death by one grandson, Barry Kay; three sisters and three brothers.
A visitation with family and friends will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2004, from 10-11 a.m. at the Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, Midvale, and anyone wanting to tell something special about Ione can do so at this time. A graveside service will follow at the Castle Dale Cemetery in Castle Dale, Utah at 2:00 p.m. Following the interment service, friends and family will gather at the Castle Dale LDS First Ward for lunch and to celebrate Ione's life.
THANKS to Atria, Crosslands, Care Source and the Castle Dale 1st Ward.