|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1944, Denmark|
|Death: ||Sep. 20, 2009|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Vinni Lilian Andersen passed away at her home on September 2, 2009. She was born December 10, 1944 in Slagelse, Denmark to Jens Gunner and Emma Elise Jensen Andersen. Vinni and her parents and brother immigrated to the United States in 1953 and came to live in Salt Lake City, Utah where she spent the rest of her life. She was deeply loved and admired by her family and friends. Without complaint and with her usual, quiet cheerfulness, she battled cancer for the past three years.
In 1968-1970, Vinni served an LDS mission in Sweden. Being an active and devoted member of the church, she held many callings in her LDS ward and was particularly fond of working in the Primary organization. Most recently she was a gospel doctrine teacher in the Sunday School. She worked for the LDS Church in the Translation Division for 36 years. Her coworkers said of her: "She was the master of adaption (translation preparation), compared to her, the rest of us will never rise above the position of apprentice. She was the heart and soul of translation and knew more about what had been translated and when than anyone else". Vinni loved languages and the written word. She was the owner of hundreds of book and spent many hours reading and studying.
Her nieces and nephews Lane, Eneli, Kenton, Braden and Kailee, remember the many times she tended them when they were younger. They were her family and she loved them all dearly. Each birthday, holiday and special day was remembered with special gifts and cards individually designed. It was Vinni's hope and desire that she could care for her aging parents after her retirement. She spent the last few years with them and finally moved them into her home more than a year ago. She faithfully served them throughout her life in numerous ways. Vinni always put others' needs ahead of her own. She was continually loving, gracious and a good listener.
To say she will be missed is an enormous understatement. She is survived by her parents Gunner and Elise, her brother Kai Andersen (Ilene) and her five nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral Services will be Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 12:00 Noon in the Twentieth Ward located at 170 G Street. Friends and family may visit Friday, September 4, 2009 at Memorial Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the Chapel. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery, 3115 East 7800 So., Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
Jens Gunner Andersen (1916 - 2011)
Emma Elise Jensen Andersen (1920 - 2014)
Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery
Salt Lake County
Created by: ccdesan
Record added: Sep 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41912300
Added: Jul. 6, 2014
Added: Feb. 27, 2011
Your boundless joy will be missed, Vinni. Rest in peace!|
Added: Sep. 13, 2009