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 Virginia <I>Davenport</I> Wilhelmsen

Virginia Davenport Wilhelmsen

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 15 Nov 1993 (aged 75)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 66-4-E-9
Memorial ID 136653 · View Source
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Daughter of Lawrence Franklin Davenport and Gertrude May Lloyd

Wife of Orson Bruce Wilhelmsen

LAYTON--Virginia D. Wilhelmsen, age 75, passed away November 15, 1993, at the University of Utah Medical Center. Her family was there to say goodbye.

She was born October 13, 1918 in Salt Lake City, to Lawrence F. and May Lloyd Devenport. Part of her youth was spent in Nome, Alaska. She never missed a day of school and went on to work for Columbia Pictures in Salt Lake City for a time.

She married her pilot, Orson Bruce Wilhelmsen, June 29, 1943, who preceded her in death. Their children: Steve and wife, Dorothy; Roger and wife, Callie; daughter, Jean Christensen and husband, Bill (deceased). She adored her grandchildren: Adrian, Crystal, Kara, Lisa, Seth, Tyler, and Jacob.

Also surviving: one brother and one sister, Lawrence F. Devenport, Jr. (Barbara), Park City; Phyllis Rafferty (Kenny), Plano, Texas.

Mom, you were a lifelong example of kindness toward others, patience and grace with affliction, and having the will to smile through it all. You loved simple pleasures in life.

All services will be held at Lindquist's Mortuary in Layton, 1074 No. Fairfield Road (900 East), where friends and family may call Thursday, November 18, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, November 19, at 12 noon. Funeral services Friday, 1 p.m. Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery.


If in my boyhood dreams

While youthful fancies fled astray

If your sweet face had hovered near

I would have yearned for faster days.

Then I should swiftly take a hand

not trusting to the fickle turn of chance

To keep you for me through the years.

from Bruce

T 11/18 T 11/18

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: November 18, 1993
Edition: Final

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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 136653
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Davenport Wilhelmsen (13 Oct 1918–15 Nov 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 136653, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by kent shepard (contributor 46959088) .