Dec. 7, 1916 ~ July 26, 2013|
Aldena Andrews Thompson, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, neighbor and friend passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her daughters on July 26, 2013.
Aldena was born December 7, 1916 to William and Luella Mason Andrews in Aurora, Utah. She was the sixth of seven children and was the last survivor of the William Andrews family. She married the boy next door, who became the love of her life on December 16, 1937 in the Manti Temple and together they had four children. They were an example of true love for over 75 years. Aldena was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many leadership positions.
Aldena worked by her husband's side in their Bakery/Delicatessen, Alameda, CA; the Thompson Turkey Ranch, Orem, UT; and at the Willow Bend Ranch, Lost Creek, UT. She also worked as the Deputy County Recorder in Richfield, Utah.
Aldena loved Music. She played the piano in a dance band. She also sang in a trio, singing many of Mirla Greenwood Thayne's compositions, who was known for her primary song, "I Wonder When He Comes Again". She and Alma sang many duets for many occasions.
She loved to crochet and quilt. Many people were recipients of her crocheted covered hangers.
She had a deep love for her family and friends and was an amazing example of service, charity and integrity to us all. She never forgot to send a Birthday card and sent them until she was 92 years young and always included money in each card; many times it was a $2 bill.
Aldena always had a positive attitude, never complained, and will be greatly missed by all.
She is survived by her children, Janice (Reed) Rawlings, Bill (Colette) Thompson, Loreen Thompson, Valerie (Stan) Glazner, 23 grandchildren, and 51 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Alma Evan Thompson, and six siblings: Levar, Orvil, Elva, Gertrude, Verna, Glenda and one great-grandson, Maverick Richard Hammond.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundberg - Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State in Orem, UT. Viewings will be held Sunday Aug. 4, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and prior to the service from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in the Provo City Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the Seville Retirement Residence and 5 Star Hospice, especially Merrilee Hiatt and Leah Pulver for their tender loving care. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SundbergOlpinMortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' General Missionary Fund.
Published in Deseret News on Aug. 1, 2013