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Obituary: Velta Brooksby Kunz

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1921 ~ 2004

Velta Brooksby Kunz, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004 at the age of 83 at her home.

She was born on May 27, 1921 in Fredonia, Arizona to Alfred and Vida Judd Brooksby. She married Herbert L. Kunz on April 9, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of four children. Velta was active in the LDS church and held positions in the Primary, Relief Society and other organizations. Velta served a mission to the Western States Mission. Her time was spent in Denver, CO., and Thermopolis, WY. She served during Word War II so spent a longer time in the mission field than the usual 18 months.

Velta enjoyed travel. She and her husband had the opportunity to see Australia and New Zealand. In later years they traveled the Snowbird circuit through Arizona and spent several winters in St. George.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Herbert; sons Neldon, Floyd, and Kevin, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, brother Wayne Brooksby, sisters Reva Swapp, Myrtle Judd and Eulamae Bryner. She was preceded in death by infant daughter, Eldene, brother, Marvin Brooksby and granddaughter, Jennifer Kunz Murray.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fairoaks Ward Chapel at 586 E. 8400 S. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State St., Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in memory of her granddaughter, Jennifer, to the Scleroderma Foundation at 12 Kent Way, Suite 101, Byfield, MA 01922.

The family is very appreciative of the care and support given by CareSource Hospice during Velta's final days.