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Obituary: Verda Ipson Lorimer

6/29/1922 ~ 9/29/2004

Verda Ipson Lorimer was born in Panguitch, Utah on June 29, 1922

to Parley and Sarah Ann Church Ipson.

She was the fifth child of 12 in the Ipson family. She lived in Panguitch until she moved to Salt Lake City to attend LDS Business College. While in Salt Lake, she met her future husband, James Lee Lorimer Jr., who was then in training at Fort Douglas. They were married in Panguitch on December 19, 1944 and were sealed in the Manti Temple on June 19, 1950.

Mom and Dad raised eight children, Lee III, Larry, Scott, Brenda, Brent, Dean, Kirk and Verlee. Mom served two missions for the LDS Church with her sweetheart, the first to Dublin, Ireland, and the second to San Bernadino, California. Mom served tirelessly in her church callings, in the community, and most of all, in the lives of her children. She lifted up the hands that hung down, strengthened the feeble knees, and was a mighty witness of the Lord Jesus Christ. To her dying breath, she was filled with gratitude, and as she was fond of saying, "full of the Old Ned." She was endlessly compassionate and a riotously funny lady. We will miss her, but know that she is reunited with her sweetheart and is happy. She was as great a mom as any child could ever have.

We love you Mom. <! >

Verda is survived by her children Lee III (Phyllis), Larry (Eva), Scott (Dee), Brenda (Bill), Brent (Les), Dean (Bev), Kirk (Kory) and Verlee (Randy), 40 grandchildren and 31 great- grandchildren, sisters Rhea Blessing, Ruth Cannon, Lena Wilson, and her brother Hyrum Ipson (Sammy). She was preceded in death by her parents Sarah and Parley Ipson, her husband Lee, five brothers, two sisters, and two grandsons, Joseph and Kurt.

A memorial service will be held at the Park Ward Chapel, located at 1125 N. 400 W., Centerville, Utah, on Monday, October 4, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Friends and family may call Sunday evening, October 3, 2004, 6-8 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main in Bountiful, or an hour before the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Utah or the Perpetual Education Fund.

We are grateful to the staff of Hospice for Utah and Brighton Gardens for their kindness to Mom in her last days.

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