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Della Rae (Myers) Van Orden

February 15, 1931 ~ February 1, 2018 (age 86)

Della Rae Myers Van Orden, 86, passed away on February 1, 2018 in St. George, Utah. She was born February 15, 1931 in Beaver, Utah to George Andrew Myers and Zona Mable Gillies. She married her high school sweetheart, Ross O. Van Orden on June 29, 1949 in the St. George Temple.

She was born and raised in Beaver, Utah, graduating from Beaver High School. She followed and supported her sweet husband from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he served in the Army Reserves; to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated from Pharmacy School. They raised their wonderful family in Granger, Utah.  She served in the PTA, as President.  She also was active in the Women’s Pharmacy Auxiliary. She held  many leadership positions in the LDS Church. She and Ross served a mission in Salt Lake City, Utah and Santa Rosa, California. Her favorite hobby was ceramics and making porcelain dolls. She and dad were famous for her homemade candy and pecan rolls.  She had many talents which blessed her friends and family. Holidays were always special occasions.

 She is survived by 6 children. Kris(Val)Rappleye and Julie (David)Rich, both of Afton, Wyoming; Lori (Malcolm) Short, Hurricane, Utah; Gene (Larraine) Van Orden, Washington, Utah; Chad (Wendy) Van Orden, South Jordan, Utah; and Scott ( Becky )Van Orden, Las Vegas, Nevada. They had 21 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren; Two Sisters, Kay (Jerry) Talbot and Carol (Ken) Blackner, both of St. George, Utah; and Sister-in-law, LeeOla Myers of Beaver, Utah.

Preceded in death by her husband, Ross Van Orden; two brothers Karl Myers and Burton Myers; and Sister-in-law, Stannie Marshall Myers.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Chapel on 166 South Main Street in St George. There will be a viewing prior to service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  Friends may call on Sunday, February 4th at Hughes Mortuary at 1037 East 700 South in St. George from 5 to 6 p.m. Interment will take place at the Washington City Cemetery in Washington, Utah.

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