Verla M. Witzel

1926 ~ 2008

Verla M. Witzel, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2008, surrounded by her family.She was born May 10, 1926 in Blackfoot, ID, to Leland and Clarrissa Merrill. She married Raymond Witzel in the Salt Lake Temple on August 4, 1950.

Verla was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions, including a mission in Texas/ Louisiana. She was a passionate lover of classical music, an avid reader, and deeply loved her large family.

Survived by her husband, Ray, and children; Rebecca (Johnson), Julie (Brewster), Ronald, Merrill, Claudia (Washburn), Gary, Bryan, and Alan. 24 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 14, 2008, 11 a.m. at the Cannon 9th Ward, 1250 W. 1400 S.

A viewing will be held Sunday, April 13, 2008, 6-8 p.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Rd., and 1 hr prior to services at the Ward. In lieu of flowers send donations to the Utah Symphony and Opera.