Our wonderful mother and grandmother, Zenda Orstrom Savage, 87, passed away surrounded by her family Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Sunshine Terrace in Logan, Utah.
She was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Menan, Idaho, to France Oscar Orstrom and Nora Green, the second of three children. She had a very happy childhood and youth surrounded by loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Her older brother was her best friend, watching over her and including her in any of his activities.
At the age of 18, Zenda moved to Ogden, where she was a civilian employee at Hill Air Force Base, then transferred to Spokane, Wash., for the remainder of the war. While there, she met her husband, Bert O. Savage, who was serving in the Navy, stationed at Farragut Naval Station in Idaho. They were married Feb. 19, 1946, in the Idaho Falls Temple, making their home in Hyrum, and raised a family of six children. She lived there for 54 years.
Zenda served in many church callings and magnified each one with her special touch. Her life revolved around her family, taking every opportunity to have fun together. She was the best cook ever! Her butterscotch brownies, strawberry pie, potato salad and soda cracker pie were legendary. Gardening was her life-sustaining hobby, gaining great satisfaction from her work. Daylight hours were spent weeding, watering, moving rocks and loving the flowers she planted.
Zenda is survived by her children, Mylan (Laura, deceased) Savage of Ogden, Utah, Corey (Mary) Savage, Jill (Derrel, deceased) Leach of Hyrum, Utah, Jana (Daurell) Bell of Anchorage, Alaska, Todd (Renee) Savage of Hyde Park, Utah, and Lesa (Don) Miller of Ogden; 28 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert; her parents; brother and sister; daughter-in-law, Laura; son-in-law, Derrel; and four grandbabies.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Sunshine Terrace Memory Lane for the kind and loving care of their mother for the past 31/2 years and the staff at Legacy House Logan for six years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, at the Hyrum North Stake Center, 245 N. 750 East in Hyrum. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, June 10, at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E. 400 North in Logan, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment will be in Hyrum City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www .nelsonfuneralhome.com.