Veloy Wilder

Veloy Wilder

Member for
3 years · 9 months · 3 days
Find A Grave ID
48848196

Bio

Vee passed away April 19, 2016 at the home of her son, Allen. She will be missed. She was excited to work on Find A Grave when she could and take care of her family.

All of her memorials were transferred to her nephew, Arnold Grundvig, per her wishes.

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I have been actively involved in REAL cemeteries all of my life. Find A Grave has given me the opportunity to continue that work even though I'm a little old to pull weeds and trim grass these days.

From the time I was a child, I "volunteered" to work at the Wellington Cemetery with my Dad. It was a family tradition that everyone helped with. The hilltop site for the cemetery was originally donated by my Great-Grandfather, Franz Christian Grundvig, and my Dad still felt a responsibility to maintain it, which we did as far back as I recall.

My Dad, Leonard Grundvig, was a WWI vet and we went up the hill to the cemetery for every Veteran's and Decoration Day to put up flags and do some cleanup work at the cemetery. We trimmed the grass around the head stones, pulled weeds, and cleaned up the cemetery and the road into the cemetery. It was years before we got a real sign at the cemetery, but a huge sandstone sign now stands at the entrance. We waited a long time for that sign.

My Dad and Mom are buried at the cemetery. So is my Husband, Rich, as are my Grandparents, Severin & Catherine Grundvig, even if her name is misspelled on her headstone.

My Great-Grandfather, Frantz Grundvig, is buried there. My Great-Grandmother was stolen by the Indians in September 1865 in Wyoming, and her body was never found, so she doesn't have a grave. My older sisters who have already gone are buried there too. My brother is buried in Moab. (I am the baby of the family and the last one living.)

With the help of my son, my daughter-in-law, and my nephew, I will be working on my family's Find A Grave memorials, like I did for so many years on the actual graves at the Wellington cemetery.

I want to thank Find A Grave for the wonderful service they perform.

Thanks to all of the people who have given the memorials to me to take care of. I take that responsibility seriously. Thank you.

10/27/15: I'm coming up on my 80th birthday next month, and I just created a new memorial for my sister Barbara. She died earlier this month. The only family memorial left to be added is my own, whenever that may happen. I'll leave it to my family to do that. They deserve the credit for helping me with the computer and figuring out how to do things on Find A Grave. I'm still no expert.

Until they add my memorial, I'll be working on my family's Find A Grave memorials just like I worked on the cemetery in Wellington.

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