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Claribel Wallace Aldous

6/1/1911 ~ 6/26/2008

Our sweet mother, grandmother and great-grandmother "Nonnie" passed away June 26, 2008, after recently celebrating her 97th birthday. Claribel was born June 1, 1911 to Claribel Louise Woods Wallace and Ashley Harper Wallace. Her father died in 1924 and she and her older sister Louise helped care for their three younger siblings. As a young woman she worked for Lignell & Gill photography studio, ZCMI, Mt. Olympus, and later briefly for the IRS. She attended LDS college and was a Chi Omega at the U of U. "Clarie" married her sweetheart, John Kay Aldous, Nov. 4, 1931 in the Salt Lake Temple. She fondly remembered him calling each day just to say he loved her, and waltzing around the dinner table at night.

A devoted Latter-day Saint, she served 29 years on the Sunday School General Board and 22 years in the Salt Lake Temple. She found joy in sharing the simple things of life with those she lovedspotting a blue-jay in the backyard, a coke with no ice, planting marigolds, saying the "plegence" and playing mother-may-I with grandchildren, and anything chocolate.

Full of wisdom and wit, she was

"very punny" (puns always intended). She always had a smile and a Hershey's kiss to share.

She found the fountain of youth and was always grateful for a long and healthy life and is now joyfully reunited with her Savior and those who went before her.

Survived by her brother, Harper, sister, Jean, son, Steve, grandchildren, David (Sue), Cindy (Rick), Shane, Brad, Amy (Doyle), Matt (Bylly), and Ashley (Tom), 13 great-grandchildren and one expected in August. Preceded in death by her husband, John, son, Kay, daughter-in-law, Carolyn, great-granddaughter, Isabel, her parents and sisters, Louise and Rose.

Thank you to all those who helped us care for her in her hour of need. We love and miss you, Nonnie.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Tues, July 1, in the chapel at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary (3401 S. Highland Dr.) with a viewing Mon. June 30, from 6-8 p.m. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.