Irma was born and raised in Moab, Utah. The oldest of five children, she nurtured and cared for her extended family throughout her life. She married Alden B. Newell on March 20, 1934. They were blessed with two children, Patricia Ann Peterson and Allen Clyde Newell. When Aldie retired, every summer was spent at their beloved cabin in the La Sal Mountains.
After Aldie passed in March 1988, Irma moved to Kaysville, Utah, to live with her daughter. Surrounded by great-grandchildren she stayed young at heart. Her love again blessed and strengthened her family. As often as possible, she would join her family at her beloved cabin. She was the heart of her growing family.
Irma filled many lives with love. As she shared the stories of her life of 104 years, her charm and laughter lifted many. On June 16, 2014 she went home to be reunited with all her loved ones who had gone before.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Monday, June 30, 2014 at noon at the LDS Chapel, 190 N. Country Lane, Fruit Heights. Friends and family may visit from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Moab, Utah.
A special expression of gratitude: to all who have been a friend to our Grandma, she loved you and so appreciated your visits; and to all at Rocky Mountain Care who touched her life and loved her, she loved you and we are grateful for your kindness and service.
Isn’t it wonderful, Irma and Aldie are dancing the waltz again!
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindquistmortuary.com.