Velda Aleen Richey Stowell, 84, of Bloomfield, returned to her Heavenly Family, Tuesday, April 2, 2014. She was born May 23, 1929, in St. Johns Arizona, to Moroni Forest Richey and Mary Eliza Nielsen. Velda married Rendo J. Stowell, June 8, 1948. They were blessed with six children, Renda (Dean), Dean (Vonda), Kevin (Debbie), Mitch (Jill), Darren (Laura), and Kelly (Mike). Her life was also blessed with 34 grandchildren and 73 great-grandchildren. Velda was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved her heavenly Father and was always grateful for her many blessings. She loved her husband and took amazing care of him. She was a loving, caring, kind and gentle mother and grandma. Velda loved to read, garden, and gather rocks. She was preceded in death by three brothers and is survived by her sister Lorna Wood and a brother Doug Greenwood.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 6, at the Bloomfield Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 804 W. Blanco Blvd. in Bloomfield.
Funeral services for Velda will be at 10 a.m., Monday April 7, at the Bloomfield Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bloomfield.
Interment will follow in the East Hammond Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Velda's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.