1920 - 2013
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Mary Imogene Randall Woodbury passed away peacefully on Jan 13, 2013, surrounded by a loving family. An angel has flown.
Imogene was known for unfailing charitable service. She loved people, and her joy and delight was her family. She loved them dearly and was adored by them. She loved humor, treasured a good joke, and always had a mischievous wink ready.
Born Oct 3, 1920 in Oklahoma City to Robert Earl Randall and Amelia (Camille) Rasmussen Randall, she moved home to Salt Lake City at the age of 2 with a southern accent. Imogene had precious memories of her youth with loving parents, and though her father died when she was 9, her mother's care and love "filled the breach."
Imogene attended East High School and the University of Utah where she was affiliated with Pi Beta Phi sorority and was Mortar Board president. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Art and taught at Stewart Training School. She worked as a draftsman for the US Army Corps of Engineers and then as mining draftsman for International Smelting and Refining
She met her future husband, Orin "Bud" Woodbury in a drafting class at East High. They started dating as freshmen at the U. They dated for 2 years, and waited for 5 more before getting married, while Orin served, first as an LDS missionary in Hawaii and then in the Navy Air Corps during WWII.
Imo and Orin were married in the Salt Lake Temple on May 22, 1945, and spent their first year together in Pensacola, FL where he was a flight instructor.
After the war, they returned to Salt Lake where they were blessed with four daughters and two sons. She also enjoyed the love and association of the many families she 'adopted' over the years, to whom she is also grandma.
Imogene was actively involved in LDS church service throughout her life and considered herself privileged to serve in church auxiliaries, with a special love for the Relief Society. With children in tow, she served beside her husband as he presided over the Hawaii Mission.
Imogene was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Beryl Grant, and her precious daughter, Jeannie Chatelain. She is survived by her husband Orin R., her children, Beryl Clayton, Nina (Russ) Booth, Randy (Jan) Woodbury, Lynette (Paul) Vernon, Guy (Carie) Woodbury, son-in-law Richard Chatelain, 25 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren (and counting).
Funeral services will be held Tuesday Jan 22, 11:00 a.m. at Olympus Hills Ward, 4176 Adonis Drive, 84124. Viewings will be held Monday Jan 21, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 South, 84108, and Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Olympus Hills Ward. Interment at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, 84106
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to LDS Perpetual Education Fund or Humanitarian Aid.
Ke Akua pu a hui hou kakou!
Published in Deseret News from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2013