|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1925|
|Death: ||Sep. 5, 2011|
Our mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Virginia Mae Woodhouse Ivins, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2011 from a sudden illness. She was surrounded by many of her family and friends.
Virginia was born February 24, 1925 in Huntington Beach, California. The fifth of seven children born to Elliot and Mariam Almira Peel Woodhouse. She grew up in California and on July 15, 1943 she married her handsome soldier, Heber Grant Ivins, Jr. Their marriage was solemnized one month later in the Salt Lake City Temple. At the end of World War II they moved to Utah to raise their family and where Grant could attend law school.
She was the mother of six children: Cathleen (Stanley) Street, American Fork; Leslie (Leslie) Chapman, Taylorsville; Christine (Craig) Wilkins, American Fork; Jeffery Grant (Kathy Hansen) Ivins, Cedar Hills; Timothy Scott (Ingrid Lapinell) Ivins, Cedar Hills; and Anthony W. (Rebecca Stewart) Ivins, Highland. Grandmother of twenty-nine, great-grandmother of seventy-three, and great-great-grandmother of nine.
A few of her favorite things were ...Christmas parties, Group Lunch on Thursdays, gatherings at the Ivins house, St. George condo, trips to Coronado, the cabin, family reunions, her poke-a-dot robe, chocolate chip cookies, jelly bellies, Swedish fish, traditions, toffee making, watching the children play, bridge, Nelsons Frozen Custard, hugs, flowers, visits from friends and family, the Friday Night Gang, caring hairdressers, the temple, dressing up for Halloween parties, and traveling around the world with Grant.
Virginia was a humble, elect lady who devoted her whole life to the service of her children and grandchildren. She made everyone feel as if they were the most important person in her life. Her arms and home were open to all who wanted to enter in. This is a true testament of a life well lived.
She is survived by her children, grandchildren, brother, Don Woodhouse, brother-in-law Guy (Norma) Ivins and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the American Fork North Stake Center, Thirteenth Ward Chapel, 975 North 60 East. A viewing will be held on Friday evening at Anderson Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment will be in the American Fork Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News on September 8, 2011.
Heber Grant Ivins (1921 - 1991)
American Fork Cemetery
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Sep 08, 2011
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