Aurelia Billeter <I>Walz</I> Duffin

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Aurelia Billeter Walz Duffin

  • Birth 22 Dec 1918 Burton, Madison County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 27 Oct 2011 Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 79546838

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Aurelia Duffin, passed away on October 27, 2011 with son Carl Duffin by her side.

She was born in a one room log cabin on December 22, 1918 in Burton, Madison County, Idaho to Conrad Ludwig Walz and Aurelia Emily Billeter.

Growing up on the family farm in Rexburg, Idaho, Aurelia often referred to herself as "My dad's boy." She learned to work from before sun up to well past sundown. She became an expert and well trusted horsewoman.

From her mother she learned the arts of quilting, appliqué, sewing, cooking, and food preservation. Aurelia became skilled at the piano, fashion design, and dance contests.

She graduated from Madison High School in 1937. She wanted to study fashion design in college but family circumstances lead her to Beauty School in Salt Lake City, Utah. She became a licensed beautician.

While living in Salt Lake City, Utah she met and married Max Herbert Duffin. They were married on June 11, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Aurelia was Max Duffin's only date who completed the hike it to the top of Mount Timpanogos, Utah which confirmed his attention. Max and Aurelia enjoyed the company of many trusted, loyal, lifelong friends.

Aurelia served faithfully as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Working with the Boy Scouts and winning the hearts of twelve incorrigible fourteen-year-old girls are highlights in her memory.

Aurelia was faithful and diligent in researching, preserving, and keeping family history.

She is survived by her children Ray (Darlene) Duffin, Barbara (Frank Gerald) Clark, Milton Jay Duffin, Carl Max Duffin, and Mark Richard (Laura) Duffin, and three sisters. She has thirteen grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband Max Duffin and three of her siblings.

The family wishes to thank the many people that cared for Aurelia over the past several years, Kye Sook Song and Jim Palmer, the loving caregivers at The Coventry Assisted Living and Haven Hospice.

Respecting her wishes there will be a private family graveside service. There will be memorial held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at Wasatch Lawn, 3401 South Highland Drive (1495 East), East Millcreek, Utah.
Published in the Deseret News on October 30, 2011.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 29 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79546838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aurelia Billeter Walz Duffin (22 Dec 1918–27 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79546838, citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .