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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 2:55 pm

CENTRAL VALLEY — Virginia Naomi Asay Ogden, 84, passed away Sept. 25, 2012, in Monroe.

She was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Monroe, to Joseph Lawrence and Nellie Barney Asay. She grew up in Monroe and graduated from South Sevier High School in 1946.

Virginia married Howard Joseph Ogden, May 28, 1946, in the Manti LDS temple. They moved to Central Valley where they raised their four children. Virginia helped Howard on the farm. She also worked at Pacific Trails and Doves Market in Richfield. He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 2009.

Virginia was a member of the LDS church, where she held several positions. In August of 1991, Virginia and Howard were called to a full-time mission in the Toronto Canada temple.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, and going on rides with Howard. She will be remembered for the many quilts she made and gave to family members.

Virginia is survived by her children Dolores Stilson, Payson; Paul (Cindy) Ogden, Elsinore; Leslie Ogden, Central Valley; and DeLyle (Wendy) Ogden, Vernal; 16 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ilene Julander, Panguitch; and Dona Williams, Henderson, Nev.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Stilson; brothers, Joe (Ila) and Neal (Kathleen); brothers-in-law, Afton Julander, Wendall Allen and Paul Williams.

Funeral services for Virginia took place Sept. 29, in the Central LDS ward chapel, with Bishop Charles Hawley officiating.

Compassionate services were provided by the Central LDS ward Relief Society.

A family prayer was shared by Curtis Ogden (grandson), and the invocation was given by Emily Wood (granddaughter).

The organist was Claudette Brown, with Kathleen Hawley, chorister.

Musical selections included “Love at Home,” performed by the Central ward Relief Society; “Because I Have Been Given Much” performed by Nonie Gay; and congregational hymn, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.”

A tribute was given by Paul Ogden (son), and speakers included Jeri Hamilton (granddaughter) and DeLyle Ogden (son).

Remarks were shared by Charles Hawley and the benediction was offered by Kim Peterson.

Pallbearers included Paul Ogden, Leslie Ogden, DeLyle Ogden (sons), Scott Stilson, Doug Stilson, Jim Ogden, Weslie Ogden, Curtis Ogden and Kevin Ogden (grandsons).

Honorary pallbearers included Donald Hamilton, Doug Daniels, Burtis Davis, Mark Torgerson, Russell Childs, Jonathan Wood and Thomas Wardell.

Interment was in the Richfield City Cemetery.

The dedicatory prayer was provided by Curtis Ogden (grandson).

Funeral directors, Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.

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The family wishes to express appreciation to the staff of Monroe Canyon Assisted Living and IHC Hospice for their kind and loving care of their mother.

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